Thursday, December 7, 2017

Winter Robin

Hello there and happy December!  I love to feed the birds and watch their fun antics at the feeders.  My three kitties like to sit at the window and watch them too.  We call it "Cat TV"!    Today's card looks like a scene I'd see out my window on a cold winters day.  

I started by cutting a Dee's Distinctively Pine Sprig Frame out of olive green cardstock.  

I  rubbed some Crushed Olive Distress Ink and Ripe Avocado ink to add depth and interest.  

 I mounted that onto a water colored panel and then mounted it onto an A2 sized white card base. 

Next, I cut the Dee's Distinctively Winter Robin out of white cardstock and added color using distress inks.  

Once the bird was assembled, he perched himself onto the pine branch.  

Here's the dies I used that can be found at Dies R Us:
Dee's Distinctively Dies - Winter Robin    Dee's Distinctively Dies - Pine Sprig Frame

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes

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Marcia Hill said...

Awwwww...that Robin is SO sweet Birgit! You have colored him so perfectly and he looks so happy nestled among the pine boughs! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

I had never seen either of these dies by Dee's Distinctively; must be they didn't jump out at me until seeing them on your card just now. Perfect combination of the two and your robin is colored so realistically. The blue background finishes the card beautifully. Your cats are lucky you provide entertainment for them.

I Card Everyone said...

I woke to a Winter Wonderland this morning, Birgit! I'm hoping all of our Bluebirds haven't flown away!
OH this gorgeous fella could easily be a Bluebird, couldn't he?
A really lovely card, and scene!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Birgit! Love the sweet bird and inky background!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a great scene card using the dies. I love the look!

Donna Phelan said...

So majestic, so beautiful. Love your pretty background, that amazing bird and pine needle bough. So pretty!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow that is so cool, you have colored that bird just beautifully, and I just love how you did the background for him to perch on, Love it!!

Janice said...

Such a fantastic robin, I love the background and tree you have made for him!

Kara Lynne said...

So beautifully ink blended, Birgit! It's such a gorgeous scene!

Lisa Elton said...

This is so peaceful and lovely! Marvelous card Birgit!