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Sunday, 28 October 2012

More Bird On Dogwood Branch


In my last post I used this stamp, "bird on a dogwood branch" by stampavie, in warm Autumn colours. I think it's nice to try using the same stamp in different colour ways , and this one is so versatile it even works for Christmas .

For my Christmas card I coloured in promarkers and made the bird look like a robin. The papers are do craft vintage and the die cut is by spellbinders.I die cut a peice of white card, stamped the image on and then coloured the fancy outer edges with a gold pilot marker to look like a guilded frame. I added some gold peel offs  , some red and gold stickles and the sentiment is do craft, home for Christmas set.

Challenges entered :

Jingle Belles : more Christmas creatures
I Love Promarkers : Christmas is coming



For my summery card I coloured the image with promarkers in bold blues and pinks to match the papers, Madeline collection from Prima. I've inked the edges and dollie with distress ink and added a raspberry coloured ribbon and bow. The sentiment is from craftwork cards.


Challenges entered :

sweet stop : followed the sketch above
totally Gorjuss : things with wings
stampin for the weekend : anything goes
The squirrel and fox : use a ribbon

Well the clocks have gone back, horrid, it's lighter in the morning ,for now, but with the rain here not very bright. Dark evenings are not my thing , wish the clocks in the UK stayed the same.
Happy Crafting. janex


26 comments:

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Jane. I liked the stamp the first time you used it....now stop trying to get me to spend my money!! lol
I love the colours and fabulous design too.

Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Lorraine x

Beryl said...

Hi Jane - it's lovely to see ho you've made this stamp suit both summer and winter cards. Love them both (and that gorgeous little bird of course.)
Yes with the clocks going back it will be dark earlier but the bonus for me is that the clock in my car will be right for the next six months.lol
Beryl xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful cards Jane. I have this image and agree, it is very versatile. Your colours and details are gorgeous

Sue

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

They are all gorgeous! love the Christmas card thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers anything goes this week and good luck Ginny X

brenda said...

Just proves how very different you can make the same Stampalot Jane, really love the colours of this one.

B x

May said...

Gorgeous cards Jane... Gorgeous image.. love both designs & detail... Hugs May x x x

WeirdCat said...

Amazing how different the same image on two cards can look, both beautiful, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

downrightcrafty said...

love how you have used this image and in the two colours so inspiring and great cards, thanks for the info off to see if I can find the function in my own program, you do so get used to one way and never actually look for others lol
Hugs Kate xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

wonderful cards jane, works great with both colours.

hugs kelly

SmilynStef said...

I love dogwood trees ... beautiful card ... so glad you joined our Creature Feature at jingle belles.

Hazel said...

Hi Jane

These are stunning cards - I am so loving the stamp - just brilliant.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some much appreciated comments.

Hope you enjoy what's left of the weekend and have a great week.

Take care

Ta ta for now.

Hazel xx

Carissa said...

Wow! these are beautiful. Love the first one, the red and gold is very striking.
Hugs, Carissa

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab papers...great design.xxx

Pia S said...

I would never have thought of using this image for a Christmas card, but your coloring has really transformed it from being a spring/summer themed image to one fit for Christmas! Awesome!

Katina said...

Gorgeous stamp and I love the cards you've made with it - so versatile!
xx

Jean Straw said...

Beautiful cards, I love the stamp you used. Jean x

Sarah said...

2 gorgeous cards Jane. Love the stamp. The Fleur de Lis Squares dies on te first one look fabulous.

Sarah x

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, oh ♥WOW♥!!! two utterly beautiful and totally amazing cards... and yes... soooooo very different, mostly owing to the colorways! you have to be REALLLLLY gooooood to pull of something like that, which, luckily you so totally are! (did i say "WOW" already, lol?!) ♥♥♥

pinky said...

Oh Jane they are so gorgeous. What a cute little chuffy robin, I love him. Its just awful how early it gets dark now, roll on spring:)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Jane. That image is so sweet and I love both versions. The colors are so pretty and I love the lay-outs... the doily looks great on the second card. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

debby4000 said...

Two gorgeous cards Jane but my favourite is the first one.
luv
Debby

cotnob said...

Lovely cards Jane, that die cut frames the image perfectly in the first one and I love your colour choices for the second one - this certainly is a versatile stamp.
Pauline
x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love them both. Thanks for playing at TG.

Shannon White said...

Ohh How Sweet are these!! 8-) Love them both Jane! Such Darling image and so versatile! Your Coloring is Fabulous as always and I love the pretty dp's you chose for both versions! So glad you could join us at The Sweet Stop! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Jules said...

Two beauties Jane .. .. and can't choose a favourite as they are both gorgeous.

That is one lovely stamp!!!

Love Jules xx

Gunn (Merete) said...

Wow, these was reallly beautiful. Georgeus image.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.