Sunday, March 8, 2015

A bright and cheery bird for spring!


While many of us are still looking at piles of snow 
any single hint of spring is appreciated!  And so to get a jump start on spring I started thinking about putting together a collage card of happy spring tidbits. After enjoying a review of my stamps I finally decided on including 15 stamps and 2 stencils.  Then the real fun began!

I created several backgrounds to determine which would work best. Lots of bright happy springtime colors are a must for this project. I love birds so I was delighted to give the most important seat to my chick stamp (Best Stamps).  For an added treat I covered the image with 2 colors of flocking one with glitter. Doesn't everyone love the soft feel of a peep? The grasshopper is from Stampendous and the numbers stamp is by Tim Holtz as well as the dotted fade stencil behind the chick.

To create the collage I used: distress stains and inks, Wendy Veccchi archival inks, Wink of Stella, embossing powder, Viva's Pearl Pen-ice white to paint the feathers and of course the flocking.

I am entering the Mixed Media Monthly challenge. This month's challenge is Birds of a Feather. This piece with it's playful chick brings me a smile that is needed to get me through the rest of our winter's extreme temperatures and I hope it does the same for others. To me art is about lifting people's spirits.

This is also a reminder that the Mixed Media Card Challenge with a spring theme and an optional bird element is open through March 25. 

Hope spring is around the corner for you!


  1. This is so cheerful, Jan! A real burst of spring!

  2. Wow ... this is truly amazing. Love the bright and fun colours. And love the collage of stamps and stencil that all come together to scream "SPRING!". xx

  3. Pretty project. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  4. Stunning make, love the colours and how you put it all together! Thanks so much for joining us at Mixed Media Monthly!

  5. A wonderful background for your cute chickie perched on the paint brush Jan!

  6. Wow, 15 stamps. This is a favourite of mine. I love all that you have going on, and yes, a fuzzy chick is nice.

  7. This brings a smile to my face! So colorful and Spring like! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  8. such a lovely spring feeling going on in here!!! and I hear you on using stamps and creating several backgrounds at once - I do that too and love my stamps too :)
    greetings, Sanna

  9. this is so cute and pretty. i love that little chickie! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  10. sooo pretty! thanks for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!


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