Thursday, February 2, 2012

OLW77 - Happy Birdie!

It's time once again for the One Layer Wednesday challenge.  This week the challenge is hosted by Jennifer at Styles Inc.  This week, Jennifer has challenged us to make a one-layer BIRTHDAY card incorporating a bird (or birds).  Easy peasy...right?  Well, it would be if I had any bird stamps! Okay, I do have two or three, but I couldn't think of a thing to do with the few that I do have....so...I resorted to some digi images.

This first card was created using a sketch image I found online.  I printed the image onto my card base and then colored him with Copics.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.


This second card was printed through my Silhouette (Cameo) program.  The birds are images in my Silhouette library.  I printed them on the card base, then sponged a little "ground" under their feet and added a (crooked) sentiment from Papertrey Ink.  The images were already colored in for me.


This pretty cardinal was another image I found online (I just searched for drawings of birds).  There were originally some berries on the limbs, but I edited those out.  I re-sized the image to fit the front of the card, then printed it using my Silhouette program.  Note:  When printing out images with an ink jet printer, let the image dry overnight or heat set it.  I tried heat setting the ink on this image before coloring...and I got everything set except the ink on his tail feathers...I see a little smudging when I colored the image with my Copics. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

That's my take on the challenge this week.  I think my favorite one this week is the first card. I don't know how I got him colored so well...but he's really pretty!

Thanks a bunch for popping in!  I appreciate all your comments! Until next time...

Hugs!
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16 comments:

Joyce said...

These realistic bird cards are all so beautiful.

Jenny said...

Oh my your colouring on the first card is amazing Susan! A fantastic trio of cards :)
Jenny x

Bonnie said...

I can't decide which bird I like the best! Each is beautiful! I need to get to work.

Michelle said...

Susan, your colouring on that first card is outstanding! You are a true artist.

Thanks for telling me what to do with inkjet-printed digis. I have puzzled over this forever!!!

Sandra said...

All of your cards are stunning susan, l like the one layer cards and yours are amazing:) Sandra H

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous bid card, love the images.
Yvonne x

cnelson said...

Ohhhhhh WOW! These couldn't be more AMAZING! GORGEOUS!

Deborah Frings said...

Your bird cards are fabulous - love the red cardinal!!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Susan
Three stunners ...i couldn`t choose between...love the blue Birds but all Fabulous.....
All your casrds are gorgeous ...it is a pleasure to look at your cards
Hugs sylvie
xxx

Jose said...

Wonderful colouring, especially love the first card

Pauline said...

WOW! Susan what beautiful cards. Your coloring is fabulous. Loved all of them
Hugs Pauline

Kathy Mc said...

OMG, Susan, your bird cards are gorgeous! Great idea to use digi images when you don't have the appropriate stamps. : )

cardz said...

These are gorgeous cards; your colouring is superb.
Heather T.

Pauline said...

Beautiful cards. I use free images and colour them but they look nowhere as good as yours, lol. very well done.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Three fabulous bird cards, just love that cardinal, we don't have them over here, it's such a shame, xxx

Mim said...

just lovely!

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