Monday, February 18, 2008

Cats & Birds!

First up, I've got some lovely spring themed cards featuring some canaries from Starving Artistamps. These birds are absolutely delightful. I got out my twinkling H20s and watercoloured the images. For the first card, I went with the traditional yellow canary. I paired that with some spring green primas and ribbon.

The second card, I was going for a "bluebird on my window" vibe. I found some nice bright colours from the DCWV Brights stack and paired some turquoise buttons with it for this cute 4.25 square layout.

For my third card, I was going for more of a sketched feel. I used the Cats sheet from Starving Artistamps. First I reversed mask a square. I dabbed my versamark pad all over, then spread grey and black chalks all over the square. Next, I stamped various cat images using the generation stamping technique. I really like it, I think it's got a ripped out of a sketchbook vibe. I finished off the card by surrounding the main image with a frame of piercing.


  1. I love the bird cards and the colors that you used. The cat card is a style that I am really into right now. I enjoy your Blog very much and visit often. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. So cute! And speaking of cats...I am just going through my Paper Crafting w/ Photos mag and saw your Warm Hello card. ADORABLE! Congrats.

  3. Fabulous clean lined beautiful cards! Love them all, Natasha. Your style is wonderful.

  4. wow, I love that cat card. I love cats so I'd love it no matter what...but I do love the smeared chalk (I'm going to try that!) and the generational stamping is great!! I wish I had that many cat stamps that would work together for such a great card!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Beautiful! Love them all, but being a cat lover, I love it most! Those images are wonderful, and the technique really adds depth!