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

Sunday, 27 October 2019

The current Paper Minutes challenge is Birds...so I made this...he's clearly standing on an uneven bit of ground...😊😉

I made the background with Dina's Scribble Sticks and a stencil...plus a touch of smooshing. The balloons and other bits are painted with Liquitex acrylics, as is the grass, though I watered it down.
I'm also linking to the Allsorts Challenge is to Make your own background.

This one I made last week, but didn't really like the way it turned out and half pulled it apart...it has foils and gold leaf on it as well as Delicata gold and Distress inks in my favourite Autumn shades. Background stamps are from an SU leaf set. The single leaf is an old PSX stamp I love, watercoloured with DIs and fussy cut. The rough frame is bits from my scrap box.. 
I'm linking to 
Papercraft Challenges, Fall (Autumn)
Sweet Stampers, Autumn, Halloween
Crafty Calendar, Autumn Colours, Halloween
Cards and More, Autumn
Stamping Sensations, Trees and/or Leaves and/or Autumn

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I'll be back soon

21 very kind comments from lovely people:

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous cards Cath and really love the first one
Carol x

Kati said...

What a funny bird, I love it! Thanks for playing paperminutes this week.

brenda said...

The first card is such fun Cath, he looks to be on even ground to me, but maybe that's because my world is rarely vertical so perhaps we have lots in common!! But what are Dina's Scribble Sticks I wonder, I do hope your's not enabling another crafty necessity for me.

And of course I lovely the Autumnal creation, beautiful warm colours with the mingling of leaves (fits over at Stamping Sensation you know?).

Thanks so much for sharing your vertically challenged birdie and joining us this week at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Cath, What a cute little birdie, he really will cheer someone's day.
Gorgeous colours in the autumnal card and the sentiment looks good in the frame.
Avril xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

WOW! This is my idea of the perfect autumnal card. The colours are absolutely amazing, there's lots of fabulous stamping and the stamps that you've used are just perfect for our theme. I love how you've stamped the sentiment in gold as it tones in beautifully with the autumnal colours in the background and the single leaf that's been cut out gives your card the perfect finish. What else is there to say other than I love it! Thank you for joining us in our 'Trees, leaves or Autumn' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

My name is Erika. said...

That little birthday bird is the cutest Cath! That would make someone happy I think. And I love all the colors and leaves on your second card. Are you getting back into the arty groove? Hope all is well with you and happy new week. Erika

Chris said...

Your autumnal card is gorgeous, such wonderful colours! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar.

Caroline said...

Thanks for your autumn card!
Love Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

Linby said...

The first card is so cute and colourful. I do love the scribble sticks. The second one is also gorgeous.
Thanks for taking part in my "make your own background" challenge at Allsorts this week.
Lynn x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lin said...

Cath, your autumn card has me swooning! (I'm pinning it) You've captured the essence of fall beautifully - thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Both of your cards are fabulous. I simply LOVE how you make your cards so mailable, too, dear.

Linda Kunsman said...

Gorgeous cards Cath!! I really love those darling birds on the first card:)

Let's Art Journal said...

Hello friend! I love the bird stamp, it really made me smile 😁. Such pretty autumnal colours, I love how you captured the light on this card too! Wishing you a happy new week! Hugs, Jo x

Kathleen said...

A super fun image with a really lovely background and great colours on both background and image. Thank you for joining our 'Make your own background' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Cath, your Hello Friend card literally speaks to me with those purples and blues and greens. Love how you painted with the acrylic, her hat in particular. And the background!

Your Autumn colors card is in every way gorgeous and very Autumnal. If you half tore that apart, you sure can put back together perfectly! <3 xoxo

Nicolette said...

Very nice,
Thank you for sharing it at 2Sistersontheblog.
Nicolette DT

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a contrast - I love them both!Chrisx

Stempelfrosch said...

What a wonderful autumn card...Love your background and the colours.Thank you for joining us at sweet stampers challenge,
hugs Anke

Mervi said...

Fabulous background and lovely card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Kuni said...

Wonderful card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.