Bitty Bird Friends

Hi all! I am honored to be a guest designer at Addicted to CAS. The challenge is FRIENDS.

And here is my take:

Bitty Bird Friends | by karen @ carefree creations

I love word challenges – they are so open to interpretation! I was able to find lots of images in my index that I could use for a friend card, but I settled on these little birds as I haven’t used them in ages.

I did alter the sentiment. Instead of “friend” it ended with “happy ending”. I just trimmed those two words off and stamped the sentiment then went back and stamped the “friend”. I like how it is a bit bigger than the rest as it brings the focus.

I stamped all my images with Antique Linen distress and then used other distress inks to watercolor. Not only did that make coloring so much easier, but I was also able to extend the branch to the length I needed. After doing the branch, leaves, and birds, I let it dry. Then I went back and added the blue circle (can you believe that is done just by eyeing it?!!). After that was dry, I masked off the birds and did a bit of splattering with the darker blue for some texture.

I hope you’ll join in at Addicted to CAS!

Thanks for stopping by!

Every day…
Stamps: Little Bitty Bird (Papertrey Ink);
Ink: Noir (Palette); Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Pine Needles, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean Distress Inks (Ranger);
Paper: watercolor;

7 thoughts on “Bitty Bird Friends

  1. Your sweet little birds are so cute, and I love how you perched them on the branch! I also love your blended and splattered background and your CAS design is beautiful, Karen!
    Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer for this challenge! It was great fun working with you!

  2. I just love this card Karen. The colouring and little speckles are delightful and so so sweet. Thanks for being our Guest Designer this week on Addicted to CAS.

  3. This is darling, Karen. Your no-line watercoloring is spot on and the sentiment is perfect. It’s great to have you as our guest this week.

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