Tuesday, 27 April 2010

I’m using one of my wet Tissue Backgrounds here – just added a little more ink and some background stamping.  Didn’t those colours turn out fab?

It’s not difficult for me to think about birds – I absolutely love them and especially at this time of year, when they sing so sweetly (and loudly) and all the summer visitors arrive – in fact, I stayed awake for the Dawn Chorus in my garden last year (3.40am) and intend to do it again this year – what a treat it was!!  My son calls me ‘Bird Woman of Rainhill (where I live)’ because I buy so much birdfood and really spoil them.  We always have birds in our tiny garden (unless the Sparrowhawk’s laying in wait or has just visited) and I appreciate being able to contribute a little to them when they give so much pleasure to us. 

Anyway, enough waffling, here’s my Birdie entry.  This is for both Sunday Stamper’s Free as a Bird Challenge (get yours in while you can) and because I noticed it last night, for Crazy Amigo, which is birds.  (I’ll probably do another Sunday Stamper one, just to stay within the rules.  I don’t really like combining challenges – feels like cheating…)

Bird Song

This one’s especially for Hels, at Sunday Stamper – lots of detail on that background layer if you click to enlarge it :)

free as a bird 

This one’s just because – I sprayed a piece of card with Glimmer Mists and it was perfect for sky.  I had every intention of doing more on it but decided that the simplicity suited the bird image better.  I tend to forget about this bird because it was one of my own stamps but I really, really love it :) I’m entering this one into the Simon Says Challenge – Things with Wings.

Be as a Bird

Words on both of these are from Stamp Camp who I’m hoping will be at Port Sunlight next weekend – I think that’s when it is – woohoo!!  Can’t wait!  If you live anywhere in the North West, it really is worth travelling to.  It’s still mainly a Stamping show and hasn’t been taken over by papers, stickers and stuff, so it’s well worth a visit, but tickets only…

20 very much appreciated comments:

Carol Q said...

that's lovely Cath. gorgeous colour combination and I love that stamp. I came home to a sparrowhawk in the kitchen one day last year - the cat brought it in through the catflap I think(!) but I managed to rescue it and it went off happily in the end.

Lottie said...

Utterly gorgeous background and stamped images - like you I am bird mad - it's great isn't it

Laura said...

These are great stamped images, I love bird themes!

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

There all lovely cath, love the colours in the first one ju x

flutterbycrafter said...

Beautiful backgrounds, stunning cards

dutchstamptramp said...

How gorgeous! Such a stunning backgrounds and I love every one of them

cockney blonde said...

Stunning cards Cath. Love the colours on the wet tissue one, x

Tinkertaylor said...

Love the bird thing going on here. beautiful backgrounds

Hels Sheridan said...

Beautiful cards, loving them all! Thanks for joining in with the challenge at the Sunday Stamper |:O)) x

Sally H said...

All beautiful! I love the torn tissue one particularly. I too love the birds and have a large number of feeders in my back garden that need refilling regularly.Wish I could come to port sunlight, but it isn't possible this year - sounds like my sort of show

Lynne K said...

These are all beautiful. Gorgeous colours, and such lovely sentiments. I love birds too.

Ophelia said...

Found your blog today and your cards are so amazing! Your artwork is incredible!

Audrey said...

Love them all! Thanx for playing!

Anke said...

Oh Cath your cards are so wonderful, I love birds.

Hugs
Anke

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous cards :-) All of them are just gorgeous :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

Dotpat said...

Love your cards Cath, fab colours

Heavens2Betsy said...

Fabulous - love your tissue background effect!

Hermine said...

Love all, great backgrounds

sam21ski said...

WOW Love them all, but especially the background on the first one xxxx

Chris Arlington said...

Fabulous! I am going to have to research wet tissue backgrounds.