Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Birds, birds...

....everywhere I see birds!  At least lately when I am stamping and coloring.  I actually think that birds are somewhat hard to color....no, make that really hard to color.   Unlike the liberties that I take with flowers, (such as coloring them any old color I please) I feel like when it comes to birds I must be a bit more accurate.  So, I have been looking up pix of birds on my ipad and then putting the ipad next to me when I color to get a general idea of what a budgie, or a cardinal, blue jay etc....looks like.  It's a challenge but it has been fun and without realizing it I have kinda accumulated  a number of really nice looking bird stamps.  So today, I focused on two more Northwoods stamps that feature birds.  I colored them on Christmas evening  when just about everyone in Wisconsin (including my family) had settled down to watch the Packers play football.  And, settled in to watch the Packers beat the Detroit Lions.... much apologies to my Michigan friends...but really, after 20 years of not winning on Lambeau we couldn't let a win happen on Christmas!  Anyways these two stamps are from Northwoods Rubber Stamp co and if you like to color take some time to stroll through their stamps.....I have never bought one from them that I haven't enjoyed!  I am just passing this on...I don't work or am not affiliated with any companies but there are some stamps and stamp company's that I tend to go back to again and again.  Hero Arts, Penny Black, Northwoods, LaBlanche to name a few.  I have never been displeased with their products and so I am going to try and remember to pass on my enjoyment whenever I find something that I really like!  Anyways, here are my cards and I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed making them....which was considerable!



Take care and enjoy the winter.  We have finally had some snow and falling temperatures here in Wisconsin and so it is really beginning to look like winter....sigh!
 I also want to point out a great give away on Cathy's Blog The bright Side of Life...Where Craft and Creativity Meet.  She is giving away a new, bright spanking new Penny Black Valentine cling and man o' man is it gorgeous!  Check out her blog and see the card she created with it....the possibilities are endless!  








Be well,
Sheila

7 comments:

Sasha said...

Both your cards are gorgeous, Sheila, and you have coloured them beautifully:)

Lin said...

Sheila, these are both really lovely! You did a wonderful job with your coloring!

AnitaRex said...

Oh I agree Sheila birds are so hard to color which may be one of the reasons I haven't attempted! And I love birds! I am thinking of using a bird on a wreath that I plan to make so that makes it okay right? Love your cards I think you did more than a fabulous job with them!!!! They look sooooo lifelike!

Dawn said...

You have done a superb job on colouring these two cards Sheila. I am suitably impressed, I particularly like you first one. Such a cute little scene.

Lisa said...

You know Sheila, YOU could color the bird purple and it would be fantastic! Your coloring is amazing whatever you are doing :) Go ahead! I triple-dog-dare you!! haha LOL
Love that sparrow image and the boldness of the cardinals and stripey paper!

Maureen Morton said...

You are learning as you color - and so are we. These are so perfectly colored. Look out, Audubon! Lovely, Sheila! Let's go to Paris together!

Barb said...

I so totally agree! I have the WORST time coloring birds! They are sooo different from flowers, and I really don't understand why. Love the way you've colored them on both of your cards, Sheila - you've brought them to life! :)