Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cardinals in a Winter Storm

I have made this card today from a memory a long time ago.  During a winter storm I witnessed a lone red cardinal clinging to a bush in our backyard during a winter storm.  Poor thing, that storm caught us all by surprise. 
Judy Woodland is doing the challenge at Mod Squad this week and she has requested that we do our favorite kind of card.  For me that means a special card with some special meaning.  Like this one, and if it has sponging on it more the better.  I love how you can create effects like a snow storm, or a soft sky, the beach, or a background.  I did have trouble making the falling snow.  I was getting big splashes' instead of the ones that I wanted.  I put out an alert to my friend Karen Hightower and, as quick as a rabbit, she came back with an answer for me.  Use a paint brush instead of the toothbrush I was using, and it worked. I love how this card came together.
In my card,, I used three red cardinals because only one is too lonely and sad. 

GKD CS in Cherry Red and Ivory
Stamps, Inkadinkado, Delicate Branches and GKD, wishing You Joy
Memory Box Resting Birds die
Ink, GDK Black Onyx and Cranberry Tart and Distressed ink, Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood and Salty Ocean.
Copic markers, C1, C3, C5, E40
For the snow, I just put some white acrylic paint on a clear block and spritz it with water and used the paint brush. 

I am entering this card in the Mod Squad Challenge, It's My Favorite.
Simon Says Monday Challenge, Anything Goes. 
STV MIUM Challenge, Christmas Comes Early

This is just a wonderful time of year, You can make fall cards, or get a jump on your Christmas cards. it's your choice.  Thanks for stopping by and I do appreciate your comments as always.


  1. WOW! Love the story, love your card! What a frosty winter wonderland! Red Cardinals have special meaning for me, I swear it's my Dad checking in on me! <3 And of course your sentiment, my most favorite word......evah! I guess I should just copy your card for my entry too! Good Luck! xo~

  2. This is awesome. Such a beautiful winter scene and love the red birds too.

  3. Oh my gosh, Barb!!! This card is just EXQUISITE!!! Your wintry sky is perfect, as is your snow, softly falling. Love the snowbanks and the bare branches, and especially those sweet little birds. Absolutely stunning!!! Thanks so much for playing along on Mod Squad, I know you have a lot on your plate right now!

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE everything about this!!

  5. my goodness! The thumbnail image of this caught my eye and then wow! the full image is just breathtaking! love it! Thank you for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  6. This is stunning!!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  7. I love how you created the background and used the branches(I have that stamp and boy have you given me inspiration) and added the birds.

  8. Such a fabulous winter scene card! Gorgeous work! Love the red cardinals in the tree branches! Have a Blessed day!

  9. An absolute STUNNER. Beautiful in every way with that amazing snow scene - and such a lovely story Barbara.

  10. Gorgeous background, beautiful scene!

  11. STUNNING! I love the shading on your snow, you rock!