Friday, April 01, 2011

Consider the birds....

Decided to start my day off with a little creative therapy after a busy, busy week... the Free for All challenge over at SCS was to incorporate a house or home theme into a card... I chose this discontinued birdhouse stamp set from Flower Soft. Gorgeous artwork and lots of fun scene elements... not sure why this set was retired... I'm glad it lives at my house, though!

I stamped and watercolored the image, vines, flowers and bird with Versamagic chalk inks, blending with a water brush. I used Inktense pencils to deepen the shadows here and there. The verse I used is from My Heart Stamps for You.

I'm enjoying the chance to rest today! This week really flew for me, with extra activities, campus guests, and teaching. Our car is broken down too, and it's raining, so that means we are just hanging out here...! I can handle that.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. This is truly beautiful! The entire scene along with that verse.

  2. This is stunning, so soft and so beautiful.

  3. Breathtaking! Love the sentiment. Too bad they retired that image, it's gorgeous.

  4. This is so pretty! You are an amazing artist!

  5. Your card is gorgeous!!! Very soft and the scripture verse you've used, very appropriate. TFS

  6. Dina, This is just Gorgeous!!
    Love the affect of the watercolor.
    Thank you for sharing!
    I hope you are able to get lots of creative therapy this weekend!


  7. this is just gorgeous! i didn't get a card made today, but i sure enjoyed browsing through all your beautiful creations!