Mixed Media Card Challenge ~ Hint of spring

Hi Everyone! It's time again for this months challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! This month the theme is spring with an optional element  : Bird


 
 

 

For my card I used several stamps for the background including a big woodgrain stamp. I embossed with white and then watercolored the background. I did the same technique with the heart. The bird and heart stamps are from Dina Wakley. She just came out with another bird stamp set which I promptly ordered. I also like Tim Holtz new bird stamps...Their quirkly and my daughter says their freaky lol......but I love them!
I hope you can play along this month! Here's the link!
Hugs, Char

30 comments:

Deepti said...

The BG is just incredible :) makes me want the spring even more !!

Julia Aston said...

Love that bird and the wonderful background you created!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous card!! Have a happy March day my friend!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

ADORE this fabulous creation!!!! The colors rock!

KayM said...

You are fabulous with the mixed media!! This is beyond awesome!!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the colors and the texture!! That bird is fabulous!! Beautiful card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the colors and the texture!! That bird is fabulous!! Beautiful card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Maria said...

Super background and adore that darling bird! Your card is full of spring...so pretty!:-)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous! My fave bird stamp!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Char. LOVE that bird!! It's on my wish list too! Now I need to check out Dina's new one. :)

Love the bright and fun colours ... really fresh and spring-y! :)

Hope you are feeling well. xx

Jinny Newlin said...

What a stunner, Char! Your palette is fantastic and pen work so striking! Simply gorgeous!

Sue Lelli said...

I might have to just pull out my Dina birds, too! I was lucky enough to take a couple of her classes this weekend! She's so Sweet! But speaking of SWEET - you card is AMAZING! LOVE the colors and the textures and the design!

Greta said...

Artistic masterpiece, Char--love this card!

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous work Char ... So bright and happy ... I'm thrilled that my card was highlighted too! Hope you are feeling better ... hugs

Annette Allen said...

Dang girl this is AWESOME.. i LOVE it..
awesome designing..

Ira Huberts said...

This definitely is a fab spring creation Char, love that background and colourful birdie!
Ira’s Crea Corner

MaryH said...

Have been seeing this fantastic bird all over the place, but haven't gotten it yet.I'm really loving how you've showcased it. That bright wood graining in the background is perfect with his cheery blue self. Like all the bright colors behind him, quite like an abstract art piece. Hope you had a good wkend, and off to a good start for the week. TFS & Hugs

~Tammy~ said...

This is very striking!

Carol from La Crosse said...

Your card is SPRINGY!! LOVE IT!
Your colors are so bright and cheerful.

Thanks for sharing Char!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Charlene! Such a pretty color palette! The bird is so cuuute! Thanks for the inspiration!

Far North said...

WoW you beautiful colorful and layer background sing spring!
Love the bird!

Linda said...

I am not talented in art but I thoroughly enjoy seeing what others can do. Very beautiful. :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Nothing freaky about *this* bird: he's a cutie! Love the bright and fresh colors surrounding him. xoxo

Benzi said...

Oh wow! I love that bird and have to go check it out. Your background is fabulous!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet & fun! I love that bird!

Audrey Pettit said...

Your mixed media projects are always SO inspirational and beautiful, Char! I just love those Dina W birds! And really love your embossing/watercolor background and heart. What a fun technique!

Lori said...

Be Amazing is perfect on this card as it is AMAZING! Love the background and the bird - terrific!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous colours and texture...very pretty card!

Linda R said...

This is beautiful.. You did an amazing job my friend.

Hugs~

maria f. said...

You work magic with color, Char! I hope you are feeling better. I see you are back at making beautiful creations. Yay for us. I love your PP strips under the birdie.