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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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2 Sketches 4 You - Laura's Sketch #5 - My First Entry!

I've wanted to join in the fun on this challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You for a while now, but somehow never actually made the plunge, until today that is! I guess things were just 'right, and I'm happy with my little birdie card. Here's "Heartfelt Birdie".

I must confess that with the exception of the light green cardstock (Bazzill orange peel texture) all the papers in this are old as the hills, and came in a package I bought years ago. I actually think they were a K & Co. 'Brenda Walton' paper pack I got at QVC, but I wouldn't swear to it! But these papers blended so well, and set the mood I wanted for this soft little birdie, so yes, I did indeed use scraps.

The bird I copied from another card, traced and cut her with love, as is the case with the brown branch and leaves. I just cut out a leaf till I got it to look how I wanted, traced it onto the dark green cardstock, cut them out, glued them to the light green cardstock, and cut them slightly larger. Voila! A cute place for birdie to sit! A light blue seed bead was just right for her little blue eye.

The 'heartfelt' rub-on is from Melissa Frances, the organza ribbon is from a local shop called Grosgrain Annie's.

I hope you like my little birdie card. Please leave a comment and let me know you've visited Camellia Cottage. Till next time! Becky


Kathryn said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL card!
I love the birdie and the colors are so very pretty!
Have a great day!

Krista B. said...

Your card is adorable. I love that sweet little bird and the soft color combo : )

moralia said...

Oh this is so lovely!!! Absolutely precious! I love the bird! :) Great job on the 2 Sketches this week!!

Laura Davis said...

This is so beautiful Becky! Love the big flower:)
I am so glad you decided to play along!

Joke said...

It's not that I like your card, I LOVE it. Such great colours, so sweet. Great job!

Radiogirl said...

Cute card. I like the bird and the flower and the ribbon.

Terrie B x said...


kath said...

Beautiful card for the sketch and love that little cute birdie and the ribbon is scrummy

Christine said...

What a fabulous card! I love the hand cut branch and birdie! So glad that you were able to create this card with the 2S4Y sketch! Beautiful work!

Ingrid said...

This card is beautiful. Great colors and I love the birdie. Great take on the sketch. Will you play along again next week???