Sunday 17 December 2017

Birds in Flight


I was inspired by the challenge at Less is More this weekend - birds/feathers.  I decided to play with my new Sizzix dies:

I coloured some watercolour card with a range of blue sparkle pens and die cut the birds from it.  I stuck the birds on the card base and splattered with blue ink.  A very simple design but I like the sense of movement that the birds give.

I made a second card with the negative of the die cuts and stuck a further positive bird at the top corner.  I shall link this up at Happy Little Stampers December Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

Finally, here is a Christmas card that I made using a stamp from Woodware.  Again, I used sparkle pens for the background and added some highlights to the image by removing some colour with water.
I will link this up at Addicted to Stamps where the theme is Make Your Mark and at Simon's Monday Challenge where the theme is Christmas/Winter Holidays.
I hope you have had a good weekend....just one left to go!
Sarah x


  1. Gorgeous cards Sarah, I love the birds, so beautiful and the shades of dark blue are fabulous! Love the Christmas card too, the embossing on the dark backhground is stunning! LOVE these :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. FAB idea to use the positive and the negative for a twofer, both fabulous!


  3. WOW! Those birds are absolutely swoon-worthy in both colourways. So classy, vibrant and dramatic! A fantastic use of your stash and super clever 2-fer ... they're the best eh! Love the little Christmas scene too with the equally striking backdrop! Thanks for playing along at Less is More - we always love it when you do. Hugs xx

  4. Awesome set of cards, Sarah. Love positive / negative twofers and both of your bird cards are absolutely gorgeous. Fabulous job watercolouring the panel and arranging the birds to create movement. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. xx

  5. Totally in love with your cards ! These 2 birds flight cards are a feast for the eyes! Even more to my eyes with this beautiful blue! I just love it ! Also love your Peace blue card, beautiful sparkling and a great technique I forget to use ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

  6. WOW! Jaw dropped to the floor again Sarah (you really must stop making such al=mazing cards - I'm getting bruised. lol). Absolutely awestruck with your birds dies - both those cards look incredible but the white space ticks all the boxes on the first one. Bravo! Thanks for sharing that one with us at Less is More xx

  7. Wow, Sarah, these are fabulous. The bird die cuts look awesome, and you're right about the movement they give, really impressive and effective. And there's something so stylish about deep blue and them!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  8. Love all your cards, Sarah!
    Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
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