Thursday, June 03, 2010

Three Little Birds

More cards made using one of the latest set of Crafty Templates today.  Three cards using the same template, in fact.
This is the version I made first.  I cut an aperture in the card blank then used papers from the Crafty Goodies Kit
Originally the birds didn't have wings, but I took a bit of "creative license" and decided to add some.  I made spirals of wire for the birds to sit on and added eyes using Black Stickles.
The sentiment uses letter stickers also found in the Crafty Goodies Kit

I wasn't totally happy with the finished card so thought I'd have another go.  This time I used SEI "Claire" papers
Still not particularly happy but I was determined now to do better as this "birds on a wire" template is so cute.

I'd got a new sketch ready to upload on my other blog (see HERE) and as I'd not made a card using it yet, I thought that if I reduced their size quite considerably, these little guys would look pretty cute sitting in the oval on the sketch.
I made a Robo template for the oval frame with the flowers and leaves and cut the flowers so that they could be layered up.  The frame itself is cut in two layers.
The birdies are tiny now - the tallest is less than 3 cms high and I think they are soooo sweet!

Of the three this is the one I like best, and as they have a "Baby Pink and Pastel Blue" theme atm I'm going to enter this birdie card for this week's  Colour Create Challenge.

You can find out more about Leo's fab Crafty Templates and Crafty Goodies Kits HERE.  I love the way they are so easy to use and how they offer so much scope for creativity.  Here I've just used the birds as on the template (apart form altering the size, that is) but they could be added individually to other projects, or used in conjunction with other templates - there's a lovely one in the May set which is a branch and blossom template - one or more of these little birds would look so cute sitting among the blossom

I'm procrastinating this morning - I started a card for tomorrow's Daring Cardmakers new challenge yesterday and it's a right mess - so what I'm supposed to be doing now is making something better.  I can't put it off any longer though so I'll shut up, make a coffee and try again. "If at first you don't succeed...." as they say.  Maybe I'll even get some time to catch up on bloghopping if it all works out better today.
Wish me luck


Karen said...

Those little birds are sooo cute have done a lovely job using them too XXX

Kaz said...

I love those birds Kathy. All the cards are lovely. Now stop procrastnating!! xx

Lynda said...

Oh they're all fab - loving all those punched flowers too!!

Love Lynda xxx

tracy said...

those are lovely kathy :)

Janice said...

Nice sketch Kathy, will have to remember about that one, like the bird on a wire esp the orange one.

Paula Gale said...

nice cards - and a really nice sketch... like the last card best - but the other two are really funky.

Paula x x x

Gez said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy. I love them all especially the 3rd one.. it looks so clean & fresh. Great sketch.xx

Traceyr said...

I love all three cards Kathy. Love the twisted wire on the first card and the way you have used an edging punch to look like leaves at the top and bottom of the card. Gives it a lovely lacy effect.

Fingers crossed for the DCM card. x


6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Kathy
Thanks for joining us for the Colour Create Challenge.

Karen x

ScrapAddict'sAttic said...

I'm lifting that one! Love your birds... be one with this soon if you wanna see :-)

mckinkle said...

What lovely cards Kathy, those little birds are so cute and I think my fav has to be the bright orange one! Funny really as it isnt a colour I ever naturally turn to and having just been oranged and fucshia's out, Im surprised I was so drawn to your gorgeous orange card!

Perhaps Ive been tangoed without realising! lol!

Keryn x