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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Vintage Birds...

This is one of the very fun images by Vincent Ballard at his Crafty Moments site out of the UK.  Vince amazingly offers all his sketches and colorized versions for free!   Check out his recent Christmas images [I love the American Gothic Snowmen!] as well as several great Steampunk ones that really amuse me!
Want to know a secret?  I think some of Vince's freebies are better than some I've seen that the artists are charging for!  Needless to say, I follow Crafty Moments daily so I don't miss a single one!

The image was colored with Copics and mounted on the red and white DP from Basic Grey, matted with the white CS left over from the A2 base card and then elevated with foam tape on a 2nd set of the same DP& CS.  The same method was used for the sentiment.  Red ribbon and a red Candi [colored with a red Copic to match] balanced out the composition for me.

This card should be eligible for the following
Pile it On #48 – P is for... [purple, piles of paper]
Divas by Design – Feeling Festive
Paper Pretties #287 – It's Beginning to Look a Lot like X-mas

Totally Papercrafts #195 – Ho, Ho Holidays
2 Sisters #172 – A/G
OSAAT #192 – Use a digi
Robyn's Fetish #188 – Christmas Cards

Sentimental Sunday #183 – Traditional Christmas Colors + sent
LEJ Designs #82 – Christmas is Coming
Through the Craft Room Door – A/G
Basic Grey #109 – Happy ChristmasSweet Stamps #146 – red and Green
Clear it Out – A/G + stash A/G
Paula Holifield Crafts (ALBC) – Christmas Cheer
IMAGES:  The focal image is a freebie by Vincent Ballard at his site Crafty Moments; the sentiment is by Annette Allen Watkins
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from the "Nordic Holiday" Collection by Basic Grey; base CS is Georgia Pacific
EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon from stash; a white Candi dot was colored with a matching red Copic.
INKS: Distress Inks were used to create the faux frame; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. This is adorable, love the fun image and all the colours, design is awesome. Thanks so much for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  2. ooo they re real cute - fabulous creation and thank you for playing at Crafting from the Heart x

  3. Welcome back Ginny - we've missed seeing you, and your wonderful cards, here at OSAAT over the past few weeks.Oh, I love this card, saw your image and immediately thought of the carol "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" - an uplifting, catchy tune that is now buzzing through my head. Could say that I'm finally getting into The Spirit of Christmas thanks to your beautiful creativity. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  4. How cute is this. Nicely done. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.

  5. Another wonderful card Ginny. Love the way you've expertly coloured my digi too. :0)

  6. These birds are so cute and all dressed up for a Christmas party. :D Great coloring of their outfits. I also like the inside of the card. Cute :D
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
    Deborah OSAAT DT

  7. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish challenge this week. Marlene DT

  8. Brilliant image and fabulous colouring!! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck! Hugs


  9. Fabulous card and image! Thanks for sharing with us at A Little Bit Crafty, Susan x

  10. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT, x

  11. Thank you so much for joining in this weeks challenge over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog, challenge No. 82 - Christmas is Coming.

    Oh wow this is wonderful and very modern. I love the image and the lovely bright colours you have used on it. Lovely simple backing to allow the image to speak for the card.

    I hope you will visit us again and join in more of our future challenges. Things are changing in the new year, so keep your eyes open for details.

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

  12. Absolutely fab! Love the card, the colours, the image, your colouring...Everything! <3 Thanks for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week! Mirella

  13. Fabulous Christmas card - what a great image and coloured so beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges, Juliexx

  14. Fabulous 'P' project!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Happy New Year!
    Helen x

  15. WONDERFUL card! Love that image!!
    Thanks for joining us last month at PIO!
    Happy New Year!
    Have a GREAT day!


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