Sunday, January 4, 2009


I discovered a new-to-me stamp company called The GREETING FARM (formerly known as Pink Poison) and I just love the vintage birds set. There are three different fancy birds as well as sentiments in the set. They certainly do present some wonderful coloring opportunities.

Inspiration to ink the stamps up came when Our Creative Corner challenge began for 2009. This week's challenge is the sketch below:

I stamped the bird with Versamark on watercolor paper, embossed it with gold detail embossing powder and water colored the bird using Tombow markers. Next I cut out the bird and mounted it on pop dots for dimension.

The designer paper is from All Night Media (Anna Griffin) and the red flower is from Daisy Doodles.

I made another card using another of the bird stamps in this set and using OCC's layout. It is fun to see how different cards look even when using the same layout sketch. I'll try to get that card posted tomorrow when the light for photographing is a little better.



  1. Your bird turned out just gorgeous. I love the papers you used to add such an old world charm to your card. Beautiful. Happy New Year Jennifer!

  2. I was coveting those bird stamps the other day. You did a beautiful job with this one, Jennifer. I love that you embossed and then colored it. Gorgeous.

  3. You are killing me here...I was looking at this bird set the other day when they have free shipping and thought oh I love it but I don't NEED IT! Now after seeing your card! I NEED IT! LOL! Gorgeous card!

  4. Tsk tsk I told Kim about the free shipping!!! I think her company has switched to the Greeting Farm now? I'm not sure but I just bought a couple of stamp sets from her as well.

    Loveee the colours in your card, Jennifer. I wonder if you've enabled Tami + K enough for them to purchase the set...

  5. Get outta town!! Those feathers look so real! They look like 'pearly' feathers! I'll have to check out your new discovery. Beautiful, beautiful coloring and gorgeous card!

  6. Ooohhh, just the PRETTIEST thing! Love how your colouring picks up the patterned paper palette so well!

  7. Wow, this is so beautiful Jennifer!! Your colouring always amazes me! Happy New Year...I also love the card below, the Rustic look is awesome, and I love how you have sewn on the card! Awesome!!!

  8. Again, you did a brilliant job eith the sketch....These birds are beautiful, and i love the way you've coloured them :)

    Carol x

  9. Wow, I loe this card! The DP, the way you stamped and painted the bird, the punched edge and that flower are all just so gorgeous!!! I have that site marked for that set. Wonderful, Jennifer.


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