Sunday, October 17, 2010

Autumn Cardinal

Don't you just love this cardinal?  I used him last year for some of my Christmas cards.  Please don't think this cardinal is just a Christmas stamp.  He is very versatile and can be used for all seasons.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  A Cardinal Christmas
Paper:  Mustard, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink:  StazOn Black, More Mustard & Old Olive Markers, Prismacolor Markers in Goldenrod, Cherry, Mahogany, Mocha Light & Cool Grey 50%, Distressed Antique Linen 
Accessories:  Best Occasions Gold Metal Dots, Spiced Cider Shimmerz Paint, Nesties Small & Large Petite Ovals
Techniques:  Sponging, Blender Pen


Tee McNeil Art said...

I love the cardinal!

To answer the question you asked on my blog - Ink would be temporary, henna is made from a plant and creates a semi permanent image. The stain penetrates your skin and lasts for up to 6 weeks. they used to color hair with it.

Becky said...

Wow..this is gorgeous, beautiful layout and coloring.

Dana said...

I love this! I can actually hear a cardinal out the window right now.. it's a gorgeous fall day here. You also picked one of my favorite color combos.. I love barn red and mustard together.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cardinal, great colors and coloring.

greetings karin

paige said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is very impressive!

Traci M said...

I like your matting to show off your cardinal, and the out of the box or cutting you did, beautiful card!

craftysahmiam said...

Fantastic fall card; love everything about this. My favorite detail is the "out of the box" branch. Thanks for sharing =)

Polished Moxie said...

This card reminds me of the old fashioned portraits with the exception that it is in color. I love the texture and small details.

Unknown said...

What a beautifl cardinal. The colors you crafted are so vibrant, nice work! Sunny109

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