Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Have a Peaceful Day


It's a brand new year!  Happy 2014!  Hope you have a healthy and Happy New Year!

I know I'm probably totally weird, but I really like to make masculine type cards.  The stamp and sentiment  are from Mark's Finest Papers and I believe this bird is called a nuthatch.  I've never seen one and was too lazy to Google it to see what color they actually were - so just colored it up (with Copics) like I wanted.  If it's not the colors of a nuthatch I guess I've just come up with a new breed!  I spread a little Frantage around the image and cut it out with a circle Nestie.  The card stock I used for the base is Chocolate Chip and then added some scraps of patterned paper.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets) and Sweet Stampin' (a little bird told me).

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn  

34 comments:

Anne Temple said...

This is stunning! Love how you've colored this little bird and what a great way to use scraps. I like making masculine cards and still miss our DTD days.

Linda Simpson said...

This is beautiful and love the cute bird. Have a wonderful 2014 my friend.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Lynn, this is beautiful! I really love your style of cardmaking.... and I want to be able to use that splattery stuff. I never can seem to get it to look right. You've sure mastered it!

Tammy said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Lynn! Come to PA and I'll show you an abundance of nuthatches! The frantage looks lovely!

Mary Marsh said...

This is a great card Lynn-love the nuthatch-as crafters we always have creative license(lol)-happy new year

Carol L said...

I actually prefer making masculine cards too, and this one is just stunning! I love all the sparkle and glitz while it still looks calm and serene! GREAT card!
Wishing you, Jim & Rambo a wonderful healthy and happy new year in 2014!!

kay said...

Am loving this card and your image x

Di said...

Oh my word, this is fabulous Lynn! Great colouring and such a divine result, I love it!

Hugs, Di - and Happy New YEar xx

MiamiKel said...

Oh my word, this is stunning!! What a beautiful card in every way! Happy 2014!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Stunning work on this awesome masculine design, Lynn! If those aren't the colors for a nuthatch, than they certainly should be!

Wishing you a fun and creative new year!! Take care, my friend!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab image.xxx

Maxine D said...

Lynn this is a stunner - love the way you have layered the background and the colouring on the bird is gorgeous - even if it may not be true to species.
Blessings
Maxine

Bonnie said...

This is one of my favorite images! I don't have it personally. Guess I should remedy that! Love these colors!

Davi said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Lynn!! I love the rich earthy colors to go with your lovely bird And than frantage just adds such a pretty touch LOVE IT!! I was thinking of you last night as we were eating our pizza ushering in the new year :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- the bird is so pretty- love the Frantage and the layout you used- wonderful!!! You crack me up- I usually have to google image what I am coloring- I love your creative freedom!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Lynn! Love the sweet bird! Happy New Year!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great guy card, Lynn, and excellent use of snippets! I think since you've made this bird image your own, we shall henceforth and forever call your tweetheart the Lynnbird!! Love it!!

Way to creatively jump into the new year!! Hugs, Darnell

Vivienne Holden said...

Smashing man card Lynn! Who cares if the bird is coloured correctly! He's gorgeous in the plumage you've given him! Happy New Year! xxx

Diane said...

So pretty, and loved seeing the Frantage used..have a Happy New Year!!

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful, Lynn! I have no idea what color a nuthatch should be either, but I vote for your colors. :-D That frantage is such wonderful stuff. I have to use it. You keep inspiring me with everything you do with it.

MaryH said...

I don't know what Nuthatches look like either, so your bird looks lovely to me! Love your coloring, and your treatment of the image is really pretty. Loving that frontage stuff you've been using. It really added a lot to your little birdie. Super card to start off 2014. Gotta get back in the groove as soon as we can get sorted around here. TFS & hope your New Year was good. Hugs

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I love that image and the added Frantage! Happy New Year!
Tammy x

Debbie said...

Great card and super bird just right for our challenge at Sweet Stampin'. debbiex

Debbie said...

Lovely card great for our challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Okay, this is just gorgeous one in these colors, Lynn. It is a beautiful stamp, for sure! Now, if you would like a Nuthatch lesson, he is a bit of a thing who loves to cling on the side of a tree, and hops head first, up and down. He has black, white, and blue/grey on his body. He really likes my suet feeder. Happy New Year,.

Donna Hanley said...

I'm late with my comments, sorry. I LOVE this card. I think it just fabulous. The Fran-tage looks great on here and I just love the way you've positioned your papers. I total winner, that I will have to try to CASE. I know mine won't look as good as yours, but I'm going to try. I don't know what a nuthatch looks like anyway, but they should look like this because it's a beautiful coloring job you've done. Enjoy the evening. We're bracing for 9-15 inches of snow, but it is suppose to be light and fluffy, thank goodness.

Margaret said...

This is amazing!! Your bird looks fabulous and the whole card is just gorgeous!! Of course you like masculine cards, you do an amazing job with them!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and had time to recover before the new year festivities kicked in!

SARN (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Who cares if it's not the correct Nuthatch colours? This card IS STUNNING.

I really love the layout, and the Nuthatch image is just lovely, and Frantage is just about my fave thing to add to a card. This is my FAVOURITE card of the week.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Marilyn said...

Holy smokes Lynn, what a gorgeous card! I love the image but your layout is really nice and I like how you coloured the nuthatch. Looks like a nuthatch to me too because I've never seen a real one either and to be honest, don't need to Google it either! That Frantage looks crazy good on here... it softens everything up and sort of looks like snow. Love it!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG...this is sooo beautiful, Lynn!!! I just love how you colored the bird and what pretty warm colors and papers!!!! The Frantage adds the perfect amount of texture, too!!!

ahlers5 said...

I saw this on my blog feed this morning and just and to come and comment. Just gorgeous...love it!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Lynn! I love it. It doesn't matter what the color should be. You did a fabulous job coloring it. It looks so real. Wow! Love the combination of DP and everything you have added to it. Awesome job! Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

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lauren bergold said...

it's not that i don't LIKE making "guy cards" it's just that i'm not able to do something as ***AMAZING*** and jaw-dropping as this stunning card! wow, wow, WOW!!! loooooooooooove it!!! <3

Jessi Fogan said...

Yes, you're weird :) But that's good, normal is boring anyway ;) I love this stamp - it looks like it could easily be a chickadee too! And of course you've rocked the Frantage again :)