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!). 
enjoy!

9 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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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thank you SO much for taking the time to comment! just like that, you made my day! :D