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:

  1. So creative once again! That grass - pure genius!

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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

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

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

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  10. So cool. Love your colors and the touches of Washi

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  11. 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...

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

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

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  14. Great card! Really colorful and cute!

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

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous! Love these vibrant colours!

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

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

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  19. Love this clever card! Such fun!

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

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  21. 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

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  22. Lookie at those adorable birdies! Cute card ♥

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

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  24. So cool! Love the cute birdies! xxx

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

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

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  27. Super creative--darling card!

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

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

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

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  31. Love these adorable little birds!

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