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Sunday 16 September 2012

OSAAT #131 - Autumn

There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At  A Time and this time it is


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For this challenge I chose this gorgeous image Blue Tit on Rowan from Ike’s Art. It is so realistic looking. We are lucky to have blue tits coming in our garden, I love the little flash of colour as they hop about in the huge Bramley apple tree we have in our garden. I often just stand and watch them and feel very fortunate that even though I am living in the huge city of Birmingham I get these little happy snatches of nature in my own garden.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers being very careful to pick colours that they are in nature, adding shading to create depth to the feathers. I know there are many much more talented colourers than me out there in blogland but I am very happy with my shading on this one and feel I have been true the nature and hope I have done justice to this lovely image J I added some lines to the branch to create a bark effect, some white pen to the berries to create a highlight and lots of glitter to the snow and frost on the berries.

The papers are from a Papermania pack called Songbird. I wanted to pick out the yellowy green shade from the image and many of these papers are in lovely Autumn shades. The button is from a lovely Paprmania ‘Boofle’ bag which has oodles and oodles of buttons in browns, creams and peaches. I have oodles of buttons already but one can never have enough LOL

Well as the weather has definiteoly taken a much colder turn in the UK over the last week I am sure many of you will be easily inspired to make an Autumn themed project. What better excuse when it is cold than to huddle up in the warm and do some crafting?

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 Please pop over to OSAAT to see the fab cards from my colleagues on the DT. I look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:-

Card Size - 6" Square
Paper – Songbird by Papermania
Embellishments – Papermania Boofle Button & Bakers Twine
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, 3D foam, Stickles Glitter Glue, White gel pen

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


Choccy said...

Mandy you have coloured this gorgeous image amazingly... A gorgeous creation.

Choccy xxx

Crafting Vicky said...

Wow that is a lovely bird to have in your garden! Love your coloring it's always so fabulous!!!!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. I love the image and your colouring is beautiful


Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Mandy this is great! The birdie looks so real! Love your colouring and the choice of colours. Perfect take on the 'Autumn' theme. Isn't it a great theme to work to! Judy x

Josephine said...

Beautiful, Mandy. I love that image, and it's coloured so well it really comes to life.

CraftyGirl said...

Mandy I just love this image and what you have done with it. Your coloring is lovely and your background paper perfect for this card.


CraftyGirl Your Sister OAAST DT

craftygranny said...

Beautiful colouring it's so amazing it looks real. Hugs trisha x fellow osaat dt .

Carol Ric said...

Super cute card and beautifully colored. Thanks for playing along with us at JDE and good luck in the challenge.

Anne Fenton said...

Amazing coloring....the image is beautiful..thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Mandy. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Rosemary said...

love how you colored the bird... lovely card! thanks for playing along with the shining the light challenge this week!

Chana Malkah said...

Fabulous coloring on this, Mandy! Your card is simple and elegant...just what we were looking for in our challenge. Thanks for playing along with Jackson's Digital Expressions!
Chana, DT Coordinator

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the vibrant coloring of your bird and the dp which accents your colors on the bird. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

Shannon83k said...

Great card, thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. DT Member Shannon83k

Lisa (aka CropDropNRoll) said...

Mandy - Great coloring, and on-point interpretation of "CAS". Thanks for playing along with Jackson's Digital Expressions.

scrap joanny said...

wow amazing card - perfect for us challenge - thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

paper fun said...

Striking card. Gorgeous image.

Thanks for joining us in our tree challenge at Creative Card Crew.


Deanette said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew tree challenge.

Purple mad Alison said...

This looks so real! All the rowan berries are red up here in Scotland already, might be time to make some jelly with them!
I've got these papers somewhere, you've made me want to get them out and use them, thanks!!
Thanks again for joining us over on ATCs & Fat Pages With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so awesome Mandy. Really gorgeous colouring, it looks like it is ready to fly off the page. Thank you for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges in our very last Challenge ever and good luck.


Bianca said...

What a lovely card! I love your colouration! Thank your for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

great card love the colours thanks for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and goo luck emma xx

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card. The little bird looks so real.
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
LG Michelle

Nela said...

Hi, gorgeous card, lovely image & coloring!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
Hugs Nela

ddazzled71 said...

This is such a sweet card the image and colors are gorgeous and I love the tree paper you have used. Thanks so much for joining us at My Heart Pieces this fortnight.
Danie xx

Kathy D. said...

Nicely done! Like the scallop base for the card.
Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #59. Hope you will stop by and check out our new challenge.

Bettina L. said...

This is such a great design. Love the bird, papers and the touch with that button too.Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge final challenge and good luck. Bettina xx

Julie said...

What a pretty bird. Thanks for joining us in our final challenge at DDSC

Ann Whitfield said...

Gorgeous card Mandy, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Carol said...

Beautiful card Mandy. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x

Unknown said...

Lovely scene, beautiful coloring.Thank you for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

Jen said...

Beautiful card and I love the green tree backing paper. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
Jen x

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely card!! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card...fab image and colours.Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy