Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chickadee Card

It seems like forever since I have had the opportunity to just sit down and color. I received this image from a swap I was in and I must tell you it's not one I would have initially bought for myself. HOWEVER, I'm starting to look at stamps in a WHOLE new way and I must say I LOVE THIS IMAGE!!! I'm totally on this bird/nature kick - I mean when you really think about nature it's AMAZING!! We live near a lake and right now we are getting TONS of geese in - it's so neat to watch them all fly in every morning, eat in the "fields" and then fly on to the lake to rest. ANYWAY, here's my card.

I used Splitcoast Stampers card sketch #208. Normally most of my cards are 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. This one is a little bigger. It's actually 4 1/2 x 6. With the size of the image I really needed a larger card. I found envelopes at Wal-Mart that are size 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 which are great for larger cards! Here is a close up of the image:

I put diamond glaze on the berries. I also used ultra fine glitter for the snow dots. I colored the image with my Prismacolor Pencils and OMS. DP is BasicGrey. I finished the card with some ribbon and dew drops.

Pretty cool huh? I really like how it turned out! When I showed it to my hubby his comment was "YOU colored this?" Guess that means that my practicing is paying off!! Would love to hear what you think, so be sure to leave me a comment!

Thanks for looking!!


Danni said...

This is gorgeous!! Simply gorgeous! you did an amazing job on it!!!

Megan Rublaitus said...


I hope you've been enjoying the New Year. I miss you like crazy!!!!

Your card is absolutely precious. I love what you've done with it.


Cathy said...

This is the cutest!! I want to hug this little birdie! I love him/her. Very cute. Hugs!

AmethystCat said...

stunning - beautiful coloring and love the diamond glaze on the berries!

Tina said...

This is incredible!

Stephanie said...

Michelle, you did an awesome job! The bird is just beautiful!

Tammi said...

And I HAD to comment on this gorgeous card, wow, you did a beautiful job on it!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments! I just browsed through your amazing one...I love the calendar you made, super cute!!