Monday, April 18, 2016


The weather has been so crazy.  I picked my daughter up from the airport on Sunday and there was snow covering the ground.  I then dropped her off at the airport five days later with the sun shining bright and the temperature was 70!  Spring is finally here.  I loved having her here but it is so hard to say goodbye again.  At least I know she is at a wonderful college and getting a great education.  

It's hard to believe it's been two weeks already.  So here we are with another challenge at the 

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog

The challenge is "Anything Goes"

We are sponsored by

Prize: Goodie bag of craft supplies

Prize: $10 gift certificate

Prize: 3 images of choice to winner

I was given the image "Bird Flourish and Script Collage" from A Creative Need.  The inspiration for coloring the bird comes from my sister's birds.  This one is named Rudy.  Isn't he cute!

This is Sydney.  She is so smart.  She sings and does tricks too.  She has a red tail you can't see.

The bird I colored is a combo of the two.  I colored it twice and did a fussy cut on the flowers, bird and branch.  My scissors really need to be sharpened.  This cut was not easy.  Since the images were so small I put Glastique on them before cutting them out.   

The background is a wash using diluted Dylusions.  I had never done that before so I had to practice for a while.  First I colored the images and added the Glastique before doing the wash.  After it dried I added the fussy cut images and popped them up on some black foam squares.  I used the black because the flowers were so small the white foam ones would show up and take away from the image.

I decided I wanted some butterflies and when I figured out which ones I was in a bind.  I had picked out brads but had already glued the papers down.  I removed the back of the brads and just used some glue dots to adhere them.  

 Because of all the flowers on the front I thought the inside should have something too so I added a floral stamp in the corner.   Here's how it turned out.

I hope you have enjoyed this mini tutorial.  Please stop over at the LTSCB and join us in the challenge.  Don't forget to check out all the fabulous creations from the DT.

Thanks for visiting and have a magnificent day!

Card Recipe

Image - Bird Flourish and Script Collage from A Creative Need
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique
Paper - Core' dinations and generic
Stamps - Stampendous
Butterflies - Eyelet Outlet & Brads
Other items used - Dylusions Ink Spray London Blue, Memento Black Tuxedo, Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Squares

Challenges Entered

Sweet Stamps April - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge #220 - Spring is here
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Deep Ocean #126 - Spring is in the air
Penny's Paper-Crafty #273 - Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow #127 - Use your favorite color (green) 
Word Art Wednesday #226-227 - Always anything goes
Moving Along With the Times #18 - Spring flowers
Kitty Bee #69 - Living things with wings
Card Mania #79 - Spring
Classic DT Open #1 - Anything goes
Country View April - Spring
Crafting Musketeers April #36 - Spring is in the air
Noor Design #17 -  Anything goes
Marker Pop #93 - Anything goes


brenda said...

The weather certainly us crazy Robin, we are still waiting for proper signs of Spring here in the UK. But your card is full of beautiful summery colours and so nice how you drew your inspiration from your sisters birds.

B x

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! The colors are amazing!! I love the beautiful bird...and the real ones, too!! This is stunning, Robin!! I don't know what's been up with Mother Nature this spring but it's finally feeling like spring here with sunny skies and temps in the 70's!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Wendy L said...

This is a lovely card and thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxx

Irena Stefanova said...

Hi Robin
Your card is wonderful!!! I love the colors and design!

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card Robin. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Unknown said...

Lovely card, so colorful and cheerful ! Thank you for joining in at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck :)

Lillian A said...

What a fantastic array of bright, happy colors and this just shouts out spring, Robin!

Wendy Fraser said...

Superb card, love the bold colours, thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee xx

Sue said...

This is fabulous Robin, I love your zingy colours. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

Evelyn Walter said...

What a wonderful bright and colorful card! I love, how you colored the flowers and the bird - he could be the little brother of the real ones ;-)!
Thank you for joining our April challenge at Country View Challenges!
xx Evelyn

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous project and love the colours and whole concept of this creation. Thanks so much for sharing at our current challenge. Next month we have another new sponsor so we look forward to your visit again..xx

[aNNie DT/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Leslie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Robin! Your design and coloring are wonderful! Love the real-live birds! :)

Sami said...

Beautiful Card! I love the bright colors!

Heather said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! This is sooo gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing and the dimension is fabulous. I can't believe you fussy cut the image out; that must have taken forever. If you can't tell, I love what you did with this image. : )

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Wow this is grogeous and so stunning. Fabulous colours and fabulous image. Great work and pleasure to visit you blog.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Absolutely stunning!! Love the vibrant colors and how the image has a 3d effect. All that cutting was worth it :o)

Monika Gulyas said...

Gorgeous colourful card! I love your green bird and distressed edges!

Helen said...

Great card - love the bright colours you've used.

Thank you for joining our first Classic Design Team Open Challenge.

Helen x

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow for our 5th Birthday x

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

WOW!The colors are just beautiful.

Helen said...

Me again!

Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow too.

Helen N x

Julie Schinkel said...

Such a bright cheery card. So many pops of colour! x