Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Serendipity Snowbird

Hi there! It is Wednesday, so that means it is Serendipity Stamps DT challenge day. The DT was challenged to create a card depicting a hobby that they (or someone else) may have. If you hang around here often, you know how much I love watching and feeding my backyard birds. Well, Serendipity has a fantastic collection of beautifully illustrated bird stamps (many are here in the 'Animals' section), so that's what I used for my card!

We were also challenged to use this sketch:

I chose to work with the images in the Snowbird Cling Set.

The single feather image was stamped repeatedly to create a background pattern. I used the Versamark/Perfect Pearls technique again, stamping the feathers in Versamark and then brushing Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls over top. The top right corner of the card is at the correct angle for you to see all that shimmer.

I colored the bird image with Distress Inks and an Aquapainter. A white gel pen was used to add some highlights and to color in the snow on the branches. So there you go! Whether your other hobbies include knitting, reading, fishing, hunting, sewing, gardening, boating, traveling, or antiquing (among others!) Serendipity has you covered!

Please be sure to visit the other Design Team members to see their take on the challenge!

Don't forget to check the current contests on the Serendipity Stamps Blog and take some time to sign up for the newsletter (and sale announcements)!

Have a great day!


Stamps: Snowbird Cling Set (1139QCL), For You Small (615B) - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Fine Linen, Terracotta Tile, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento, Versamark - Tsukineko; Brushed Corduroy, Stormy Sky, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls - Ranger Industries; Labels Twelve Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Signo White gel pen - Uniball; Crochet thread; Vintage button; Sewing machine


  1. Super cute! Love the shimmery feathers! And your wrapped string looks great!

  2. That bird is completely gorgeous! I love the gold feathers as well.

  3. Ooooh Anya, I just love your background! Such a great image and design.

  4. This is just gorgeous Anya! I love the feather background and the image is just beautiful!

  5. That lil' bird is precious Anya! I just want to pinch his cheeks!


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