Saturday, August 11, 2012

Whipper Snapper Birds House


I'm having a hard time keeping up with the Operation Write Home sketch challenges and have been for a long time now!  I'm excited to have a card using this weeks sketch #132 ready and posted on my blog before the next sketch challenge comes out -  tomorrow!

I had a lot of fun coloring this sweet Whipper Snapper Designs stamped image I received from my friend Cindy.  She lives close to where they make and sell these cute stamps, I would be in so much trouble if it were me :)

I used Copic markers for my coloring:

Flower Pot - E08, E07, E19
Bird House - E99, E25, E29, E53
Beaks & Pebbles Ground Cover W1, W3, W5, W7
Birds 0 Y13, Y15, Y17, B32, B45
Flowers - B60, B63, YG01, YG13, YG25
Outline - B0000, B01

I also used a Cuttlebug Music embossing die, sentiment by Lil Inker Designs, a square EK Success punch to make the banner tail.  I figured out that if I stack the two papers and punch them together I can layer them much easier than when I tried punching them separately.  One of those duh moments...  
You know those little discoveries that make me feel a little smarter than I was before, lol.

Happy Saturday!
Thanks for visiting my blog today -

Challenges:
Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps - Sketch Challenge #132 

8 comments:

Linda said...

Great card...thanks for the tip...it is one of those duh moments that escaped me!

Dixie Cochran said...

I love your birds! That's a terrific card, Jan! Good call on the embossing folder with that image. Smart!

Yvonne B. said...

This is adorable, Jan. I love your coloring and embossing. I, too, have had a hard time keeping up with the OWH challenges during this busy summer. Nice comeback!!

Alyce said...

So cute Jan! Love the fun image and beautiful embossing :)

NanaConnie said...

Adorable image, Jan, and I love your coloring! Great embossed background.

Chan said...

I love your take on the sketch, Jan -- what a sweet card! :D Your Copic colouring is beautiful, and I really like the way you did the pebbles!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh your coloring is gorgeous Jan.

Julie said...

Sneaking it a day early, Jan! Pretty sure that's cheating, lol! I'll let you off the hook since the card is just darling ;) Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!