Saturday, April 30, 2011

Make It Monday - draw a frame

This week's challenge for Make It Monday was to draw a line frame on your card.

I'm so excited about this card! I had a picture in my head, and I actually was able to make the card just the way I envisioned it. I have a bird feeder in my back yard, and I love to watch the birds come to eat and play. My favorites are the cardinals. We have several pairs that visit regularly. So for my card, I had to have cardinals. The male is all red, and the female is mostly brown, with just a hint of red peeking through. For my female bird, I swiped under her wing with a red Copic marker, then colored over it and the rest of her with my light brown Copic. Sorry, but I didn't write down what colors I used on this card.

For my frame, I used a piece of cardstock measuring 5 inches by 3 3/4 inches. To make room for my sentiment below and the bird above, I left 1/2 inch margins at the top and bottom, but only 1/4 inch margins on the left and right. I also had to mask with a Post-It note on the right side when I stamped the branch, because it was slightly longer than I needed for my scene. Everything else is pretty straightforward.

Details: stamps - Little Bitty Bird, Bird Watching, Think Big Favorites 3; paper - Rustic White, Kraft, Pure Poppy; accessories - Copic markers, Copic multiliner marker


Melinda said...

Love the birdie on the top of the frame, way to think "out of the box!" :-) Beautiful card.

A Crafty Person said...

Cute card!

Laura B. said...

this is sooo adorable, I love that little birdie up on top, so cute!!

Inkyfingers said...

This is beautiful Chris - I just love it.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely card, the colouring is fabulous!