Friday, April 24, 2015

day 5 STAMPlorations spotlight - Smallbirds


Welcome to day 5 of Spotlight Week - this is the last of five new sets in this release. Ready?

Here is today's spotlighted set - The Bee's Knees Smallbirds designed by Shirley B. You may recall some of her cards a while back, made with her homemade kingfisher stamp? Well that gorgeous sketched bird made it to a stamp set. See him in the lower right corner? Yay!


Here is what I did with those two little birdies next to him.


"Aus zwei mach drei!" The cool thing about those birdies is that you can use the reverse of the one facing right to stamp the solid color of the birdie facing right. Get it? That's what I did for the red bird! Then I used the reverse of him to stamp the solids of the other two and so on. Gotta love the rich saturation of Adirondack ink colors, eh?

The bits of grass? Those are kingfisher's tail feathers!

I was inspired by my sentiment, which is from Noteworthy, so I chose loud colors. And loud patterns of washi. Check out what the other gals did, including our special guest star this week, the one and only Darnell K. It's been such a pleasure having her. (Maybe Shirley will include a Hitler hummingbird in one of her next sets!?!

Hop around and leave comments (open until April 27th), there are great prizes up for grabs as always!

Darnell - Guest Designer

35 comments:

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So creative once again! That grass - pure genius!

Clare said...

So cool! I love how you used the back of the stamp to get the solid image! Such a fun card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

l love those bright bold birdies. What a fun card!

Julie B said...

Wow I would never have guessed the origin of the grass! :)

pcm said...

those birds are so fun! and tail feather grass? way to stretch those stamps!

vinita jain said...

So creative and a clever idea of using feathers as grass, brilliant creation!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Bright and colorful and so Maria! Love the Washi tape highlight, too! It's been great to be a part of the DT this week, thank you!! Hugs, Darnell

Sari / Granne said...

Love your layout and strong colors and that grass looks so cool.

Christine Kiehl said...

What a colorful treat you gave us today! Thank you for the week of projects!

designbydonna said...

So cool. Love your colors and the touches of Washi

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous! I never realised that they'd both end up with a reverse shadow when I was designing them - bonus! Love the loud colours and loud washi.
And maybe I will...

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Cute n colorful !

Deepti said...

Fun design and I like the bold and bright colors :)

Ann said...

Super cute and the washi was the perfect touch with those fun colored birds.

Michele Henderson said...

Great card! Really colorful and cute!

conil said...

Fun, fun, fun. Amazing, vibrant birds you've colored here. Perfect with that sentiment.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love these vibrant colours!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Sweet card. Love the bold colors. TFS

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love these colourful birdies Maria! How clever of you to use the kingfisher tail feathers as grass!

D.Ann said...

Fab layout! Wouldn't've thought to use the reverse to stamp the color.. thx for the inspiration!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun coloring!

joy said...

Love this clever card! Such fun!

TangledBlueRose said...

So bright and pretty! Love the clever composition. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful cards this Hop!~kim

cm said...

Brilliant, Maria! Your trio of colourful feather friends makes me smile! I'm terrified of real birds (truly, the ravens here are the size of hippos, and they're smart. Very smart. And scary), but you've convinced me I need this set. On my wish list!
Hugs~c

Brandi R said...

Lookie at those adorable birdies! Cute card ♥

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Perfect coordinated colors and the sketchy birdies are my favorite. Thank you for sharing your stunning card. Hugs xx

Craftychris said...

So cool! Love the cute birdies! xxx

Maxine D said...

Oh Maria - these are stunning - and thanks for telling us how you 'coloured' the birds.
Blessings
Maxine

Jerrie said...

What a fun, colorful card!! I love the birds and colors and the banners you used just add the zing factorL!! LOVE YOUR CARD!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

really Tweet!!!

Greta said...

Super creative--darling card!

Monika Skinner said...

Very inspirational! Love your fake fuzzy cutting! 😁 hugs xxx

Monika Skinner said...

Very inspirational! Love your fake fuzzy cutting! 😁 hugs xxx

Anita in France said...

Fun and vibrant, Maria ... and so super cute! Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

Love these adorable little birds!

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