Tuesday, November 26, 2013

less is more: christmas card- use a bird

The theme at Less is more this week is to use a bird on a Christmas card.
For the Christmas cards that I make for my book group each year I try to incorporate book pages somewhere on the card. So, that was what I had in mind while making this.
Also every time I see this leaf die from the grunge flower #1 set from PaperArtsy, it reminds me of a bird, so I thought it was time to try it out in that way.
I have used PaperArtsy paints too. The blood orange (for the red breast) and spiced paprika (for the body) are both translucent so show the words through well. The cinnamon (main body) is semi-opaque, so gives a bit more coverage but not too much. I only applied a tiny amount of the paints, anyway, for a subtle hint of colour.

I drew on the eye and feet with a fine tipped marker.

The words are from PaperArtsy's squiggly ink range.

p.s. sorry, I know it's tuesday, but I have no new chutney recipes this week!


  1. Jo I love this card. I'm really into robins this year and this one is fab xx

  2. What a wonderful idea, beautifully done too Joanne


  3. love this = book page looks great x

  4. This is fabulous .... and so clever. Great use of the leaf die. xx

  5. terrific use of the leaf die and love the fab CAS card, Annette x

  6. This looks great Joanne, I've made this stamp/die into a chicken, a penguin, a robin and emu/ostrich type birds too. It's SO versatile.
    I love the text on this one!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. So creative & perfectly CAS. Hugs Bev x

  8. I love this - what a great idea to use of a book page for the image. Brilliant

  9. wow this is fabulous

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  10. I just love your little texty robin - fantastic Less Is More creation... Just popped by to say thank you for your lovely words on my PaperArtsy projects earlier this month - sorry I'm so late catching up!

    And I've just caught sight of the Persimmon chutney, so I'm off to check that out too...
    Alison x

  11. A gorgeous creation, just love the way you have created the robin.

  12. Love this Joanne, great use of the die, fab colours and the text robin looks wonderful.


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