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! 


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

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

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

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

  5. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. 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!