Monday, 21 April 2014

Puffins!

I realised that I haven't posted Meg's Birthday card yet, and luckily it has birds on it, Puffins to be exact - great for a couple of challenges!
The rocky ledge stamp is from Stampscapes, the puffin is from Crafty Individuals (CI - 349) and the grass, flying birds and posts are Inkylicious stamps. I created the background for the scene using my ink dusters and a mixture of memento and distress inks, and coloured the puffins and ledge with distress markers. I also drew the shadows of the posts with an antique linen Distress marker. Although you can't really tell in the photo, I used diamond stickles for the breaking waves. Meg loved it. Puffins are such wonderful birds, and one of her favourites.
Here is a close up

I am entering this into Allsorts challenge for this week where the theme is Birds and feathers, Fashionable stamping Challenge, where the theme is Flying things and My Time to Craft where the theme is Up, up and away.I am also entering this into the Crafty Individuals challenge for April where the theme is Nature's Beauty
Thanks for looking and I hope you had a good Easter. Back to work for me tomorrow. 

27 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

That's gorgeous, Sally - love those puffins and your colouring is excellent x

Debbie said...

Hi Sally...I hope you are well. This is a stunning card. I love those puffins. x

Helen J said...

I just might have to treat myself to that puffin stamp, they're my sister's favourite birds. Beautiful card with some very clever effects, I'm not surprised Meg loved it!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,beautiful scene.xxx

MaryH said...

This is awesome. First, love the puffins. Great coloring & shading on birds-fence-sand. What really impressed me though, was that intense sparkle you achieved on the water & the breaking waves. Being a long-time resident of Fla. I know that is exactly the look of the sparkling diamonds in the water when the sun hits 'just so'. I don't think I've seen that look captured so well before this card. You are a master at creating scenes, and I always love the stampscape stamps when you have them on a card. Really well done, & Megan will love it. Got a cute chuckle on the S.H. name thing too. Hugs & Hope your Easter was lovely. TFS

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning sea scene Sally and I love the Puffins you've used. I'm not surprised Meg loved it, Puffins are such odd looking birds, but also look like they have plenty of character.

Sue xx

Lynne K said...

OMG why haven't I seen that puffin stamp before?! Fabulous card!! LOVE it! I need that stamp! x

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning card Sally, love the puffins:) The effect you've achieved on the sea is wonderful!
Val x

Wendy L said...

This is a wonderful card, great puffins, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx
I have candy on my blog, xxxx

Anke said...

Beautiful card Sally, wonderful sea scene and fantastic colouring.

Hugs
Anke

Jean Hardy said...

Stunning Sally - love your scenic take on the challenge! Great colouring and the puffins look lovely. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge. Jean x

brenda said...

Your creation is stunning Sal, such an atmospheric sky as well. It's just perfect for our Birds and Feathers theme at Allsorts, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Paula (PEP) said...

The scene is very realistic & I love the shore's foreground with those shadowed posts. It's touches like that which make such a difference to the whole design. The ledge the birds are on is so effective & I like the added touch of those birds flying in the sky. The sea looks quite choppy.
Paula (PEP)

Tracy Harris said...

Amazing I thought it was a photo - keep up the good work sally xx

Faith A said...

Oh! Sally, I don't think I have ever seen anyone do scenes like you, they are superb and the colour on the Puffins is fab.

thassos456 said...

Great card. I love puffins :)

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I am so impressed with your colouring to create that beautiful landscape which the puffins are standing watch over.
Thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
Wishes
Lynne

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Sally,
wow, this is really beautiful card, love it.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge, welcome again;-))m

Lucy Edmondson said...

That is beautiful, Sally, and the puffins are adorable! Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individual's challenge,

Lucy x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh wow! This is amazing, just love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Izzwizz said...

Wow Sally, I LOVE that seascape. It looks so real, just beautiful! It's the only thing I ever paint, but never manage to achieve anything as good as yours. Hope you had a good Easter and some sunny weather. Love Maddy x

Cathy said...

Wow! What a beautiful scene, your breaking waves are so realistic! Gorgeous card, Cathy x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your seaside scene is wonderful! Your water looks so wet. What a great card!

Carola Bartz said...

A wonderful card, Sally. I like puffins as well, and your card is so beautiful! I can understand that Meg loved it!

Dora said...

what a beautiful card. fantastic scenery.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Sally this is really gorgious !!!I really love it!!

Greetings
Maria

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card, you created a wonderful peaceful scene. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
Yvonne/Meggymay