Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bon Voyage

Flying used to be exciting for me.



After numerous moves...




and 5 hours of a rough flight through snow storms this past year...



...flying has lost its novelty.




I just want to get there.




Of course, there could be worse ways to travel.





How cute are these birds' expressions?







It took me numerous tries to get this scene.


I stamped the birds in Memento ink first (Copics bleed with my Staz on),


and then I colored them.


I found that stamping the cage with Staz On looked richer than stamping with Memento...maybe because the ink is sitting on Copic coloring.


Weird, huh? 

My first few tries, I stamped the cage FIRST with Versamark (it left an almost invisible impression)..so I knew where to place the birds.


However, practice DOES make perfect, because by the oh, sixth or seventh time of doing this scene..I didn't need the imprint. 




I knew where to place the birds by heart.


Hrmph.



Thanks for stopping by today, it warms my heart. ;)



Challenges:


~Less Is More Week 33 Anything CAS Goes








Info:

Inkadinkado Bird Assortment,Lawn Fawn Bon Voyage,MFT Icing on the Cake,My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Mabel stamps,Staz On ink,Copics



13 comments:

  1. That owl looks resigned to his lot!
    Cute card Marlena.
    Thanks so much for another card in our attempt at the 1000 submissions!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. All your trial and error was worth it Marlena. The cages and birds look great and the card is adorable.

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  3. What a fun and unique card - love it!

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  4. This is wonderful Marlena! What a creative idea and execution of it! Very CUTE :)

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  5. Super cute!
    Thank you!
    Your entering our 1000 target this week is very much appreciated

    Mandi
    "Less is More"

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  6. OHHH! This is super cute--LOVE those little birdies--colored well!!! Great sketch and design for this card--as for flying, I enjoy it--only because it gets me to where I need to go quicker;) Great card all around!! Beautifully done:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

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  7. Brilliant birds, great card. Well worth the effort.

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  8. love your take on this challenge, Marlena! so pretty!

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  9. LOL! I know what you mean! Super, fun card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  10. Your post made me smile, Marlena! I do love this scene you've created - I think it's so cute and funny, too. Bummer you had to try to get it right so many times! And yes, StazOn = no good with Copics. Learned that the hard way. Thanks for leaving me a lovely comment on the post about my daughter, it meant a lot to me. ANd thanks for sharing your card with us at The Play DAte CAfe!

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  11. This totally made me laugh - those expressions are priceless. I love that you created such a fun and original scene. Thank you so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe this week.

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  12. LOL love it! The expressions on the birds are priceless! Love this innovative way of flying you've created with the PDCC colors, fantastic :) Thanks for playing this week at the Play Date Cafe!

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  13. Ugh...I know what you mean about stamping and restamping. Ha ha! What a cute scene! I love the little birds and the balloons!

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