Birds Eye View Trio PP682

by Joanne James24. March 2024 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous LeAnne to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for us to work with:


You don't have to stick with the squares on LeAnne's sketch, but they worked for my card so I kept them. I wanted to play along with the Birds of a Feather challenge over at Just Us Girls, so I grabbed my Stampin' Blends (I went down the first column of Color Dare's TicTacToe board) and Bird's Eye view stamp set and this is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I stamped three of the birds, adding spectacles to the first one (this is my favourite bird in the set!) onto some squares cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies and placed them around the fourth square, onto which I added a diecut sentiment from the 'Charming Sentiments' stamp set, anchored with a Crushed Curry enamel dot:

I used a Sweet Thoughts Memories & More card for my base; the Pretty Peacock pattern complimented the colours of my birds and I added a contrasting Calypso Coral envelope to finish.

This was an easy card to pull together and the colours make for a trio of colourful feathered friends. The 'Bird's Eye View' stamp set is great if you are new to colouring: the small images are just large enough to practice your skills without any complicated details.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


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Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
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4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; I had a new bird box and camera for Mother's Day a couple of weeks ago and today is the day we are switching over. My oldest bird box has seen better days and since the blue tits have not yet moved in, I need to get the new box in place ready for them hopefully to pay a visit! My new camera is full colour and is solar-powered, so I'm very excited! It can take stills and video and there's an app to use it with my mobile phone, so if there's any activity I'll be sure to share in a future blog post. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (16) -

Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
3/24/2024 5:09:07 PM #

Joanne... love your birdies! Thanks so much for joining and sharing with us at Just Us Girls and Time Out this week!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
3/25/2024 1:13:54 AM #

It just doesn't get any cuter than this, Joanne! These little birds are colored to perfection. How I overlooked this stamp set, I'll never know. It is now on my list, thanks to your talent and this fabulous card!


Carol McFarland
Carol McFarlandUnited States
3/25/2024 2:25:56 PM #

Joanne, These little birds are so cute and the colors you chose to color them are so much fun! I like your layout a lot and the patterned paper too! Cute little sentiment in the fourth square. What a fun little bird card for our Just Us Girls collab with Time Out! Thanks for joining us!!!


vicki dutcher
vicki dutcherUnited States
3/25/2024 3:25:33 PM #

How cute are these birds!  Great coloring too.  Thanks for joining in at JUGS


Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne ReynoldsUnited States
3/25/2024 11:23:57 PM #

Adorable... love these little owls, your coloring and use of the sketch challenge is great. Thanks for sharing your adorable and fun card with us at Color Dare.  


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/26/2024 1:18:36 AM #

Those little birds are the cutest! I love the colors you used; the background card works perfectly with them!  They make me smile!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/26/2024 8:15:56 AM #

Goodness, you've had some use out of that particular set! The owl with glasses on is my favourite - he makes me think of Harry Potter - a kind of cross between Harry and Hedwig. Smile


HeidiUnited States
3/27/2024 2:46:06 AM #

Great color choice. They look like little love birds! Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!


Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
3/27/2024 9:55:31 PM #

This card is so much fun, Joanne!!!! Thanks for playing with us at our Time Out/Just Us Girls collaboration challenge. It's always great to see you in the gallery.


Michelle Loncar
Michelle LoncarUnited States
3/28/2024 3:17:29 PM #

How cute are those little birds! They look adorable all dressed up in our colors. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.


Debi Gardner
Debi GardnerUnited States
3/29/2024 4:17:47 AM #

The bird with the stinking cute! Darling card. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.


3/29/2024 9:07:46 AM #

Aww  such a cute card, Joanne!!! Love this cute birds and matching background. Simply awesome.  Thank you so much for joining us at Time Out. Hugsxx Deepti


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
3/29/2024 11:56:41 AM #

Joanne, these little birdies are the sweetest!  I love the background and the colors you used on the birds.  SO FUN!!!!!!  Have a blessed Easter, My Friend!


3/29/2024 7:08:45 PM #

How adorable!!  I'm a bird nerd, so I just adore these cuties. The glasses are too cute. Great take on the sketch and perfect color choices. Thank you for sharing at Color Dare.


Susan Renshaw
Susan RenshawAustralia
3/30/2024 3:13:40 AM #

Love this card! Thanks for sharing with Color Dare!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
3/30/2024 4:25:07 AM #

Your card just makes me happy, Joanne! The little bird with the glasses is so fun and of course, your coloring makes these little ones pop in the best possible way. Love this card bunches!


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