Wednesday, 23 March 2016

A Little Birdie...

The lovely Less is More ladies are challenging us to show them what is outside of our windows this week. The view from the windows on the front of my flat currently features roadworks which have been there for just over two months...so I decided to take a look out the back. Right by my bedroom window is a tree which is popular with the local bird population...including green parakeets (I live in Ealing in West London,  and there are thousands of them round here...rumour has it that they escaped from a film shoot in Ealing Studios in the 1950s). I picked a couple of stamps from a stamp set by Marion Emberson Designs called 'Birds & Trees', and stamped the tree in black ink, then heat embossed the bird in verdigris powder - it was the only green-ish shade of embossing powder I have! I doodled a simple border around the image, and added a sentiment from the same stamp set.


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15 comments:

Kajcyika said...

Really lovely card :)

Esther said...

Oh my goodness, I have this very set! And I never made it look this good! Fab card, very stylish and beautifully CAS. Well done!

Denice said...

Such a wonderful image and sentiment...makes for a wonderful CAS card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at TTCRD, hope you'll join us for more of our weekly challenges.
Denice - TTCRD DT

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Helen. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Sid said...

Lovely monochrome creation ...... super card !

Sarah Gray said...

This is great, Helen - love the doodles border and quirky tree! You are lucky to have green parakeets outside your window :) Thank you so much for joining us at Less Is More.

Karen Ashbrook said...

Such an eye catching card. Karen x

Crafty She said...

Beautiful card Helen. x

Carole said...

Beautiful CAS card, thanks for playing along with our All about Birthday's Challenge @ Dream Valley this week. Good Luck
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Sharon said...

How fantastic to have parakeets to look at. Love the design of your card Helen; the doodling sets of the image perfectly (Ha! Ha! so glad you didn't choose to give us a card of roadworks!) ;-)
It's lovely to see you at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Anne said...

Love that stylised tree Helen - parakeets sound fun but noisy!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Anne
"Less is More"

Michelle said...

What a wonderful CAS card!

Thanks for joining us this week @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon :)

Lou said...

Aww love your quirky design and the monochrome colour scheme. Lou x (Guest designer at LIM)

Chrissie said...

It's taken me a while to get around to seeing what's outside your window!
This is such a sweetie Helen, I love the see the birds too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Great card. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Card Crew!
Good luck,
Iwona