Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hang in There

Above, a new picture taken outside.

I wish you could see better that the bird on the left is sitting on the branches. The bird is adhered to the top of the card and when flat it looks as if it's feet are resting on the branches. I drew in the branches. I am not sure what kind of birds these are and whether or not they are in a region that has evergreens! But that's the only tree branch I can draw. I sponged the sky with a torn piece of paper, sponge and bashful blue. I paper pierced the clothes and colored in the clothes pins with brown. Oh shoot, I forgot to add glossy accents to the beaks and feet. I better go back and do that!

Stamps: Hanging Out by Clear Dollar Stamps
CS and paper: Certain Celery, white, scrap designer paper from my stash
ink: stazon black, bashful blue
markers: brown, black, barely banana, green
accessories: sponge, torn paper, prima, brad, tag punch by SU!
coloring medium: sponging, watercoloring
special techniques: sponging, paper piercing.


  1. Karen!!!!! How on God's green earth did I miss that you are a guest designer for CDS!!!!! Oh, my gosh! Congrats! I love it! I'm so proud of you! That's awesome! This card is tooo cute! Really, just adorable! Wow......((BIG HUGS)) and congrats!!

  2. Karen this is ADORABLE. I love this. You did such a great job combining the clothing with the birds. Super super job.. Hey do you live in Janesville? I grew up near Rockford IL. Just curious.

  3. Karen, may I call Beth a dork? LOL!

    This is adorable. I love your evergreen branch & am totally cracking up that you aren't sure what kind of birds they are but they get evergreens! I think they are Touquins---Toucan Penguins---and they reside in parts of Wisconsin. :) I do love the card. I love the colors you used on it. I love the paper piecing! I have that DP! Must be a 3/15 thing. tee-hee. You really rocked this set.

  4. Hi Karen! Well, I hope that my comment cheers you up from the unfortunate turn of events last night (hugs!)...I love your "Hanging Out" card...very cute paper piecing and love the color scheme and your layout is fabulous! Supercute work, Queen!

  5. Don't know what kind of birds, but great card and love the hand drawn branch!

  6. I think the branches look great. This is one cute card, you're doing a fine job!