Apr 23, 2022

Bird's Eye View

Hello and welcome! It's the start of a new challenge at Allsorts and it's my turn to host this time around. Thought it would be fun to play "I Spy Something Beginning with B" and I did find lots of things in my craft room starting with B :) I'm sure you do to and hope you will join us for a chance to win. We have two prizes this week, a gift voucher from Pearlywinks plus 2 Paper Discovery stencils.

It wasn't easy deciding on what image to use because I do have so many images showcasing something beginning with "b" but then remembered this stamp featuring a bird sitting on a branch full of spring blossoms I had recently purchased and not used yet.

The stamp is from Penny Black - Bird's Eye View - stamped on Bristol Vellum paper and colored using my Zig Clean Color brush pens with a Zig Detailer watercolor brush. 

My card design was  inspired by the current The Card Concept challenge: 

As you can see I used similar colors and a bird theme to make the card. The fun part about The Card Concept challenge is that we are to define a card style as posted on their blog. I think this one is a mix of freestyle collage and shabby chic. 

After coloring, I inked the card with some Mowed Lawn Distress ink and then used a stencil from this Tim Holtz set for some interest along with my old favorite French Script background stamp by SU. 

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The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Big Love, another newer one in my craft room but have used it twice before already. "Adventure Awaits" is a sentiment from Tim Holtz' Sticky Quotations foil sticker set. The exact set is no longer available but I did find some other options that may be of interest.

 Before adhering to to the card base, I added a staple (which you cannot see) and then tied some black and white gingham ribbon on it. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Also entering these challenges:

Penny Black Saturday (use PB Stamps) // Alphabet Challenge - B for Blooms // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Crafty Catz - Ribbon // Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges - Birds // Cardz 4 Galz - Think Pink (Pink Blossoms) // TIME OUT Challenges - Spring


  1. Pretty card!
    Have a great day!

  2. Really like the sentiment on black and that colour carried to the ribbon, sort of draws all the element together. Great theme to create for, thank you.

    B x

  3. Really pretty card love the image and stencilled background
    Carol x

  4. Such a bright fresh card! I love stencil with script. I can feel the new season and hear that little bird sing.

  5. Great theme for this week Ellie - thanks. Your card is fabulous - great image, and I love the background stencilling and script stamping, with a fab sentiment to pull it all together.
    Pauline xx

  6. How sweet and cute card, love the bird and the sentiment!

  7. Love your creation, the stenciling looks lovely with your bird
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Liebe Ellie,

    Deine Karte schaut entzückend aus, ich mag auch den Spruch so gerne.

    Einen schönen Sonntag
    wünscht Dir

  9. Eine wunderschöne und wunderbar gestaltete Frühlingskarte!! LG Gundi

  10. Love it Ellie, so delicate and very pretty, xxx

  11. Adorable and sweet card;-))m

  12. That is such a pretty card! A perfect stamp for spring and I love your color scheme. Pinned.

  13. A beautiful card and background!

    Thank you for joining in at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges
    DT Val

  14. A gorgeous stamp and pretty design Ellie, love your stencilling too.

  15. A wonderful card. Very pretty and Spring-like. xxx

  16. Lovely card and very unique in all the techniques used! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges!

  17. What a lovely card and sentiment thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz

  18. This card is gorgeous! Love it!

  19. What an absolutely sweet card, and so perfect for spring with the bird and beautiful blossoms! The stenciled background looks wonderful with the pastel green color.

  20. Beautifully put together and I love those sentiments too.

    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge.

    Helen x

  21. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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