Tuesday, April 16, 2013

birds of a feather

the latest challenge over at paper smooches sparks is all about cool shades, and i couldn't love the color combinations more!! LOOOOOOOOVE!!

i was instantly inspired by the colors! i attempted to create a subtle ombre  affect - here's what i mean:

i used my brand new inktense watercolor pencils to color the bottoms of the birds and then my grey copic marker to color the heads, then i paper pieced them together! :) i still have a LOT to learn using those pencils! (and i think the watercolor paper i bought is whack! ...either that or it's user error! lol!)

i used three paper smooches stamp sets: get outta town (sentiment), my peeps (the birds) and metropolis (the clouds). each of the birds are popped up, and the clouds are not - but can i talk about the clouds for a minute? i think they're SO adorable! and i really think they make the card!! lol! :)

i placed the birds in a 'flying v' formation because they're on the way to their happy place of course! :) the sentiment was heat embossed in white to finish it all off! 

so that's that! i think it's super happy and bright! and i'm hoping it brings some cheer to some people who need a smile (even it lasts only a minute!). 


  1. Your card is so CUTE! I love the birds and how you colored them...really fun design, too!

  2. I love how your birdies are like a spectrum, fun!

  3. Love these flying-in-formation-ombre-birds ... super cute and a brilliant idea, perfect with the clouds! Anita :)

  4. Such a FUN take on the challenge!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

  5. Adorable! Love the contrast on the birds. Thanks for joining us for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.

  6. This super fave card made me enter the challenge as it was so inspiring! Yours is my top pick, but I did have fun scrambling putting a card together!

  7. so sweet! i love the bitty birds...an awesome design!

  8. I have GOT to STOP coming by your blog, Samantha-- you always ALWAYS ALLLLLLLLLLLWAYS make me want to buy new products! I want those pencils-- they look amazing on kraft! LOOOOOOOVE the ombre coloring design! YOU Rocked this color story:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge-- be sure to stop by and play with us this week for the Picture Perfect challenge:)


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