Friday, January 18, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #12 - Birds

Hi there blog friends ~  
I've been busy this week working on DT stuff, but Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge 
is one of my all-time faves, so I had to make time to play along.

For my birthday card, I stamped and die cut this sweet little bluebird and after coloring him with Copic markers, I popped him up on the galaxy sky panel (leftover from a previous project). I used wood veneer cardstock for the branch and watercolored the leaves ~ 


The rules of this challenge are to create 2 different cards for 2 different occasions, using the same stamps, stencils and/or dies. So, I stamped another bluebird and invited his girlfriend to join in the fun ~

For this ‘Love’ card, I stenciled a cloudy sky, created a mask to add some grass, then stamped and colored both images. The gold foil heart and musical notes tie into the sentiment, and I thought the stitched scalloped frame added a little charm to the theme. And, that was it!

Here's a photo of both cards for Darnell’s Challenge Blog

Darnell and her team have provided lots of beautiful inspiration on the Challenge Blog so be sure to check it out...Here are the rules of the challenge, if you would like to play along...deadline is the 24th!

Have a great weekend ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card #1
Stamps: MFT - Tweet Friends, Greetings Galore
Dies: MFT - Tweet Friends, Cross Stitch Oval Die; Memory Box - Branch; SSS - Mini Flowers and Leaves
Misc: Stash - Galaxy Sky (TH Distress Inks); Gansai Tambi - Starry Colors; Crafter's Comanion - Wood Veneer cardstock; Imagine Sheer Shimmer Spray; Peerless Watercolors

Card #2:
Stamps: MFT - Tweet Friends
Dies: MFT - Tweet Friends, Blueprints 27, Surf & Turf (to create the stencil)
Stencil: MFT - Mini-Clouds 
Misc: Stash - Gold foil heart


Darnell said...

I was just thinking as a saw the first card that your adorable bird looked like he was belting out the words to "Happy Birthday" and, sure enough, you have him belting out a song for his girlfriend in your second card! I love them both! That background and branch make a perfect stage for him in his solo act and the fresh air and outside location bring out the best in him while he serenades his love!! Thank you for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell said...

Hi there, hope all is well with you and yours. Just popped in to say hi and admire your two beautiful cards, so much fun the colours are glorious and he looks such a happy little birdie.


Cat Craig said...

Barb, So glad you took the time out for Darnell's bird challenge. Your first birdie is so cute and that background is amazing. Your second card reminds me of the first warm day after winter when all the birds seemingly start to chirp at once. So uplifting. Fabulous entries to the twofer.

Cindy C. said...

Both so sweet!!! Fabulous coloring!

Leslie Miller said...

A song in my heart and a smile on my face! These are so dang cute, Barb! Just look how darling those sweet little birds are with their rosy, freckled cheeks. I love your CAS style! Thanks for playing with us at Twofer!

lostinpaper said...

Such sweet cards and I love how you have changed them up, the backgrounds are both amazing Barb!

Happy Dance said...

Absolutely adorable, Barb! The beautiful sky on your first card, and the amazing cloud background on your second, are so perfect for these birds. LOVE the little gold heart on the little Miss, too. These are just wonderful. So glad you've joined us at the Twofer Challenge. Bev

Linda said...

What a stunning galaxy sky background Barb - so pretty with that sweet little blue bird.

Karren said...

These little birds just look so happy and you've created two fabulous and different scenes to showcase them! Such wonderful cards!

Nora Noll said...

I LOVE your cards!! Those little birds are too sweet and both your backgrounds ROCK!!! Stunning card desgin and a winner for sure!!

oldpunca said...

Your cards are so sweet! I like them a lot. Cute birds and fantastic made backgrounds and scenes. :-)

Unknown said...

What adorable birds!!! The bluebird and his girlfriend are colored so lovely! And the backgrounds on both cards are amazing! Great twofer cards, Barb!

Anita in France said...

What an adorable twofer, Barb ... that little bluebird is a delight! The gorgeous galaxy sky background makes it seem he's a star on a birthday stage ... tweeting his happy wishes! What a cute couple he and his pink girlfriend make in your summer meadow scene ... such a perfect sentiment to go with them! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are such cute happy designs...Very nicely done.

Patti said...

These are just about the sweetest little birds in Blogland!! I love the soft and sweet colors you used!