'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Finished off two of the cards I’d started, using napkins – just had to have a play.  One of them is very red – should’ve made the background a bit lighter – but I like the richness of it. I’d embossed the background/napkin, so used acrylics to add the stamping. Next time I use this design, I’ll use more yellows and browns.

This one is lighter and features some of my favourite baby birds!  I love the quote and it’s one I’ve had for a while but hadn’t yet used. When I was on holiday, there were swallows all around, sitting on telephone and electricity wires and practising their flying! It was a delight to watch the babies being fed by their parents, only stopping to feed, then quickly flying off again.  Loved the noise they made and the flocks were huge!  I stamped the border with an old rollagraph wheel stamp which I’ve taken off the wheel, along with all the others – they make great background/border stamps!

10 very much appreciated comments:

Sandy said...

Both are gorgeous.
Wonderful cards. Love them.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

both are beautiful.. I love the bird card a little bit more because of the green and blue colors..I love those!

xxx Susi

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Both are really beautiful, love the mushrooms, but also the little birds and the colorcombination!
Hugs Anja

cockney blonde said...

Both very different but equally as lovely, x

Jack said...

Fabulous. Love the birds but I have to say those toadstools are gorgeous. We had swifts nesting in the roof again and one launched itself before it was ready. After trying to get it in the air DH eventually gave up and got the long ladder out and put it back in the roof, lol.

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Carol, I love the bird card, so beautiful.


hazel said...

Two beautiful cards, I love the little birds.
xxx Hazel.

Di said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Love the colours you've used too. Di xx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Both equally gorgeous. I love the red as its so unusual and the birds, well they are great little characters.

really enjoyed reading about your soap making too :0) xx Hope all is well x

Zoechaos said...

Love those birds, adore both cards XOXO Zoe