Saturday, November 29, 2014

Shake Your Feathers

A few weeks ago I included The Alley Way Stamps challenge in my printed list:

Thankfully for me, it's a multi-week challenge, so I've included it in my print-out every week this month. We're up to week 3. See? Sigh.

I decided to use the color blocks as my inspiration, and I pulled out my Birds of a Feather set I HAD to have, and I used the image that drove me to need the set to make this:

I've used a different bird from the set in the past with this same modified sentiment. Her head full of feathers didn't seem to go with the "shake your tail feathers" sentiment, so I cut out the word "tail". Actually, it was already cut out from the last time I used it. I didn't get a lot of sleep last night, so please forgive my short-circuiting brain.

That handsome floor is a piece of self-adhesive mesh that was still stuck to my trimmer. It started to get in the way of the whole trimming thing since it's sticky, so I had to rip it off and stick it to something else. If it falls, it will be a cat toy.

I chose to use blues to color the bird, and I pulled out the Copics I'd use. I had B01, B02 and B04 in my paw, but then I stepped outside my comfort zone. I replaced the B04 and took out the B06 instead. Truly a bold move for me! The Online Card Classes: Copic Markers for Card Makers class taught us to stop being afraid, and to GO BOLD, and I'm always happy when I do.

Brash up-sell: If you haven't taken the Copics class (or any of their other classes) yet, they're having a sale this weekend. GO! GO! With the Copics class, the pre-class video was worth the whole price of admission.

Now back to our regular blathering.

After I colored the bird's body, I selected several other colors and colored in the feathers. There's even a purple in there, but no (gah) pink:

After I outlined the whole image in B0000, I added a layer of Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue card stock. After the panel was mounted to the base, I covered the eyes with Glossy Accents.

This was fun! I really like remembering I have stamps sets and showing them some love. This whole rediscovery thing never gets old.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: a piece of self-adhesive mesh still stuck to my trimmer, and the following:


  1. That bird is too cute. I love the colorful feathers.

  2. oh SWOON! that bird is sooooooooooooo cool! beautifully colored & blended too. oh yeah and THE MESH!!! very awesome addition! <3

  3. Great card! And kudos to you for thinking outside your (coloring) box. Shake your feathers is a cooler saying that the one with the TAIL feathers.

  4. This is super fun and cute! Beautiful coloring! Love all the TAWS birds! Thanks for joining us at BIC!


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