Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dies R Us Challenge - BIRDS

Hello Friends!
It's mid month and of course that means it's time for a new challenge

And, the theme is:


 Here's what I came up with using dies from the Dies R Us Store.
Don't forget, they carry more than dies now ... paper, ink, etc. etc.  be sure to check it out!

I don't know about you, but I love sitting out on the deck in the summertime and watching the birds!  It is so interesting in how they interact with each other, the way they fly is so different one species to another and their songs!  OMG I could listen to them for hours.

Hubby and I are always trying to pick out the bird that is singing a particular tune ... some of the smallest birds have the loudest song!  AMAZING to watch & hear!
Did you know the Blue Jay has something like seven different calls?? 

 The dies I have used today are:
Penny Black 'Sweetest Sound 2'
 Impression Obsession 'Bird on a Branch'
Sue Wilson Design Shadow Boxes 'Stitched Lattice Frames'
Yvonne Creations Moving Madness 'Home Sweet Home'
Poppystamps 'Carolina Birdhouse'
Tutti Designs 'Scalloped Stitched Nesting Squares'
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide 'Salty Ocean'
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide 'Lucky Clover'

 I first created the background panel using a scrap of a cardbase that I had messed up earlier in the day.  I simply sponged Tim Holtz distress oxide inks on this panel, sprayed with water then dried with my heat tool.  Once nearly dry, I ran it through my embossing machine to straighten it out.  Then adhered it to my card front.

The lattice was actually die cut from a old DCWV muted green designer paper.
The bird house and birds were colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
YOU might even be the winner of a Dies R Us Gift Voucher!

Thanks for stopping by ...
As always ...


Diane said...

Beautifully created with all your pretty dies and a lovely scene!! We have lots of birdies too, but though pretty the Blue Jays I can do without as every morning like clockwork at 6am, they don't sing, they screech...now that will wake ya up!!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful background and I love that lattice die cut! The branch and bird and house are perfect! This is a fabulous new home card!

Sherri said...

I LOVE this card, Darlene! What a beautiful scene you created! I can almost hear them singing just by looking at your card. I'm a big bird nut too & have feeders in front and back of my house. My favorites are the yellow finches, the red winged blackbirds, the cardinals, the house finches, and the brown headed cowbirds.

Leslie Miller said...

This reminds me of my own garden, but prettier! I love to sit on the deck and watch the birds, too. We have more variety in the winter time, so then I watch from the kitchen window and keep binoculars handy. We have the big Stellar's Jays all year. They'll imitate a hawk's call to clear out the other birds and have all the seed to themselves. After a while the other birds get wise to them. These are all such beautiful dies, but more so with how you've combined them. Love it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your beautiful card with the lattice against that beautiful background and all the wonderful additional dies you added to your design. I will have to see if I have a bird that will work for this challenge. Your card is gorgeous!

CaroleAnn said...

Love this card! Perfect arrangement of birds, branches, birdhouse - lots of thought for arrangement went into this card. We love our birds too. We have two feeders, front which is right outside my craft room - love that and so does my frustrated cat, Sam!! And one out back so we can watch from the kitchen or our deck. We have a large evergreen in front of our living room window and the cardinals live in there and their singing is beautiful and with the windows now open, they sound like they are inside watching TV with us!!!! LOL

Maria said...

Very beautiful scene with the lovely birds!! Love the lattice die cut, too! Wonderful card, Darlene!!

Conniecrafter said...

I too love to hear the wonderful songs the birds sing. I love how the one bird has his mouth open singing :) Your background worked great, love how you colored the die!!

Kathy Krug said...

Great lattice background for the birds and what a fun sentiment used with the bird house. Sooo... creative.

Birgit said...

We enjoy feeding and watching the birds too. I love watching Goldfinch fly because they kind of look like they bounce when they fly. I call them bouncing balls of sunshine. Anyway, your card is delightful and a great tribute to bird lovers of all kinds. Sweet as can be!

ps. Sorry my post was a day late. ;0)

laurie said...

I love watching birds, too, and your scene is beautiful! I really like the background and the lattice...so pretty.

Carol L said...

I'm loving those sweet little birds all singing around their "home!" Love the coloring and great background die! So cute :)