Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Stampotique Challenge 164 - Animals or Birds

Hello all and welcome back to the blog. Today starts a new challenge over at Stampotique's Designers Challenge Blog

Our lovely hostess is the wonderful Sue Davies and she is asking us to make something With Animals or Birds. 

I decided that I wanted to make a card for my parents anniversary. Their anniversary isn't until New Years Eve but I figured I'd work on it early.
 Birds have always been the theme for their anniversaries and my Dad has this tradition of giving my mom a set of two birds every year. Usually they are little sculptures or ceramic figures but she has one for every year they have been married. I think it's such a sweet tradition.

I just recently got this stamp and as soon as I saw it It reminded me of my parents.
I used Stampotique Stamps

Treemates - by Artist Kylie DiOrio 
Kylie has some wonderful bird stamps and I just love them all

Two Hearts..One Love - By Carol's Collection
Carol has some really awesome sayings in her stamp collection

Here is my card
I used watercolor paper and stamped the image using black archival ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder
I then used my Derwent watercolor pencils to color the entire image. 



I hope when the time comes to give it to my parents that they love it. 
Have a wonderful day everyone! 

13 comments:

  1. Impressive art, Claudine! Impressive art, coloring and design, too! They will love it!

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  2. I am sure your parents will love it, Claudine ! It is wonderful !
    Corrie x

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  3. Who wouldn't love this card Claudine, such a thoughtful keepsake for your Parents along with stunning colours and that wonderful bow :-) xxx

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  4. Very cute and great work. I'm sure your parents will love it too !
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica.. Spain

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  5. Great coloration on the scene! Love the color!

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  6. This is beautiful Claudine, I wish I could colour like you! I love the bird tradition your Mum and Dad have, and this will be perfect for their anniversary xx

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  7. I'm sure your parents will love this "tweet" little card!

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  8. It's such a beautiful card Claudine, love those colours xx

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  9. this is such a perfect anniversary card! how will you manage to wait until December? xo

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  10. Love your beautiful card Claudine it's gorgeous xx

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  11. Beautiful card love it! and I'm sure your parents will!

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  12. I'm quite sure that they will love it since it's a gorgeous card.

    I love the soft colors you used and of course love the birds!

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