Sunday, 15 January 2012

Less is more birds

The theme at Less is More this week is birds and it needs to be a one layer card. I had a major reorganisation of my stamps over the Christmas holiday and rediscovered a sheet of Elusive Images stamps with lots of birds on, so I used those on my first card.
The ink dusting and stamping were done with big and juicy soothing sunset. I added a tiny bit of cotton candy distress stickles to the berries and the pattern on the bird.  Having seen Chrissie's and Mandi's cards this week I decided to take some inspiration from Chrissie's scene card on her blog and came up with this.
The landscape stamp is from stamp addicts and the bird of prey is from Inkylicious. I stamped all of it in Chipped Sapphire distress ink and  dragged colour onto the image with a damp paintbrush. I also added a hint of colour to the sky with my ink dusters. This was my second attempt, but I rescued the first by doing this with it (no birds, because I smudged the ink!)
both of these cards would be suitable for the stampalot challenge too, where the theme is monochrome. Have you seen the prize for stampalot this month? Feast your eyes on this little lot!
Isn't it a gorgeous colour combination?
Well, I'd better go as my niece and her boyfriend will be arriving shortly and we are going to go for a walk near Clumber park. Hopefully we will see lots of birds whilst we are out. Thanks for looking and I will hopefully get round to visiting you during the week.

34 comments:

Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautiful!

Enjoy your walk XOXO Zoe

Fiona said...

Gorgeous work Sally. My favourite is the second one which is stunning, well done for rescuing the third.

Chrissie said...

Fabulous cards Sally, I love the second one in monochrome blue... superb!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely set but a gobsmackingly beautiful second card! Gorgeous!

Doreen said...

Gorgeous creations Sally,I am drawn to the second one.xxx

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, lovely, Sally. What a great theme but I love the idea of a landscape. Hope I get chance to play this week x

craftimamma said...

These are wonderful Sally. I love the simplicity of the first one but the landscape is beautiful. Well done on rescuing number three because it's still made a lovely card.

Hope you enjoy your chilly walk. It's not quite as nice as yesterday because the gorgeous sunshine is missing.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Di said...

Fantastic cards Sally - if I really had to choose I think I'm with others on the second card, but I love them all! Enjoy Clumber Park - used to go caravanning there many years ago and it was a great favourite! Di xx

Bea said...

great cards- really love the elusive images one - so elegant.

Linby said...

Beautiful cards Sally. I just love the scene you created so serene, and well rescued with the other one too. Enjoy your walk, just the right day for it.
Lynn x

Paula Whittaker said...

beutiful cards - love your use of colour.

Valerie said...

Beautiful cards Sally love the spotlight effect on the first card, but the scenes are gorgeous!
Val x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Sally, what gorgeous cards , I just love those stamps and your stamping is so perfect.

Marie

Katina said...

Sally, these are STUNNING! Perfect CAS cards.
xx

Mandi said...

Beautiful cards Sally
I love the first, the branch slightly extending outside the circle looks FAB
Many thanks
mandi
"Less is More"

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful cards and love the landscapes

Anne

Andrea said...

Very pretty cards- I particularly love the second one. It looks so serene.

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful cards again, Sally, and since I have a real weakness for birds I especially like the first one. But they're all beautiful - you are so talented in creating amazing cards.

Jules said...

Hi Sally

Such a gorgeous collection of projects from you again.

I love them all but the second one is my favourite. I love the finished look.

Hope you have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Aileen said...

Wow Sally. I love all your cards the rescue card included. x

Anne said...

Oh Sally these are gorgeous, I love your landscape, I have that stamp and really like it, it works fab with the Hobby Art bird too
Anne
x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there, Three gorgeous cards, love them all equally, brilliant inking and stamping, Gay xxx

Suze Bain said...

Great cards Sally, love the monochrome but the colours in the first one are beautiful. x

Elaine said...

Great choice of stamp and love your blue landscape too. I'm from Notts so know Clumber well - hope you enjoyed your walk!!

Faith A said...

Beautiful beautiful cards

Kathyk said...

Two FABULOUS birdy cards - love the delicate colouring on the first and the watercolour effect on the second

Kathyk

Vicky Hayes said...

Stunning work Sally! I love the first card but the second is a real stunner. I love the delicate water-coloured feel of it and the monochrome colour scheme. Vicky x

Debbie said...

Beautiful Sally...I love them all. So classy and elegant.
Debbie x

Lesley Edmonds said...

Beautiful cards Sally - it's amazing what we find when we have a sort out isn't it haha!
x

Pauline said...

Three gorgeous cards, I love the pinky lilac tones in the first one.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Beautiful cards Sally - the monochrome landscape with the soaring bird image is simply wonderful.
Hugs, Sylvia x

Chris said...

Sally they are all stunning cards but my favourite is the top one. It's divine I just love everything about it, the colours, the stamp...oooh gawgus :D
hugs
Chris xx

Victoria said...

Hi Sally, thanks for visiting my blog earlier. These are fabulous, but I especially love the landscape. The monochrome scene is just stunning! I lived in Sheffield for 10 years and Clumber was a regular weekend stomping ground for us - although being savvy, or perhaps just mean!, we would park just outside and cycle in to afford the car charge!! I love birdwatching too and a group of us would go to Budby to watch the nightjars. Happy memories!

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Sally, I love the second one, absolutely stunning.

Hugs
Anke