Wednesday, March 2, 2016

TPD Wednesday- Home Sweet Home

Howdy do friends!  How are you this fine day?  I am good, it is always fun to be here on the blog.  

Before I get to my card today, I am wondering if there are any bird watchers out there?  Though my father is and my good family friend is, I myself can't claim to be one.  In fact, I never really appreciated them much.  That is until I went to Thailand and even more so Costa Rica.  I never even imagined the colors, sizes, shapes and splendor birds come in.  My two favorite sightings were seeing a hummingbird in a nest (so tiny!) and the Resplendent Quetzal (you must google this beauty!).  So now you could say I have a better appreciation for birds.  One of my fave local birds, besides the hummers are the sweet Chickadee.  You can totally identify it by it's call because it says, "Chicka-dee-dee-dee."  Small and sweet. 

Today's card is modeled after that sweet chickadee.  Here is a photo of one compliments of google. 

Now admittedly, I went a little crazy with the yellow on this, but I still like the outcome. This stamp was one of my Two Paper Diva must haves, it is called Sing Like a Bird.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.  I enjoyed coloring with my copics and setting it up against this SUPER old-school SU! Designer Paper (I am talking like 7 years old...I think).  The color combo paired perfectly with the bird and the blue backdrop.  I also added the TPD stamp Home Family Blessing, which was a new release in January of this year. Throw in a doily, a pewter clip and some twine and you've got yourself a card with a bit of a shabby chic feel. 

I'll most likely be giving this one to my Papa, who will greatly appreciate it.  

Now, head on over to Two Paper Divas Blog for DT Wednesday to see all the creations the ladies have made up!

Entering this into:
Simon Says Monday- Leap into the Unknown (for me that is birdwatching!)


~amy~ said...

soooooo pretty! I love the added bird, perfect.

Stacy Sheldon said...

ah, I love this Katie, :)

Lisa said...

My husband love to photograph birds. He has some great chickadee photos!! Your card is just as pretty as can be!!

Lesley said...

This is lovely, Katie!

Crafting While Caffeinated said...

Love this card and your coloring! So cute!

Mimi said...

I'm a birder... Your chickadee caught my eye at Simon Says Monday, in fact! And chickadees have been a longtime fave! Absolutely beautiful card. Great colors, striking bird.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such an absolutely stunning card! I love the beautiful color palette and who couldn't love a Chickadee? The doily is the perfect touch, as is the clip and the twine bow. You are quite skilled with copics and this birdie looks amazingly realistic. And wow! You certainly managed to make that "SUPER old-school" paper look fresh and modern! Lovely work here and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Gayla O'Dell said... this card and we have bird feeders in the back yard to encourage all the birds! We love it! Beautiful colors and I love all the "extra" fun stuff - that tiny clip is so fun!! (You did a great job coloring this bird.)

Kate Lorenzini said...

The sentiment worked so well against that patterned paper!! Old skool meets new!! Great job coloring the bird-- so beautiful. Love your little clip and the whole thing altogether-- what a sweet gift for your papa (just wrote "paper" LOL-- guess it was a gift for your ages old paper too who never thought it would be used!!)