The Birds Sing Their Sweet Song

Up-dated:- This is the link for the lace stamp used on one of the cards.  It is an Elements stamp set from Crafty Individuals, CI-350.

Hello Everyone
It surely is as far back as September when I shared some Crafty Individuals team samples using what were at the time, quite new releases of various bird stamps. As happens, time passes by so quickly that I never did share the final two samples I made, all were made at the same time.
CI-389 – a pretty collage style stamp, Crafty Individuals are surely the best at collage style stamps. This pretty stamp depicts a sweet bird perched, precariously, atop a stack of vintage cups with the clock in the background stating 3 o’ clock, a call for afternoon tea perhaps.DIGITAL CAMERAThis was one of those times when I opted for a clean and fresh background, instead of paint flicks or inked edges. DIGITAL CAMERAI was trying to aim for a country style, with the addition of this lovely lace, floral washi tape, fragment of gingham ribbon and layering of flowers. DIGITAL CAMERADid you notice that the lace beneath the collage stamp was actually layered onto stamped lace? The stamped lace is from an Elements set from Crafty Individuals, a very useful set to own especially if you are like myself and always love the addition of lace on a project. DIGITAL CAMERAMore flowers with a rustic style wooden button which I dry brushed with paint to blend with the paper punched flowers. DIGITAL CAMERAWhile I am here sharing this card I might as well share the final team sample, sorry, this is a photo heavy post!
This card is smaller, 6″x6″ and uses CI-387, Love Is All Around.DIGITAL CAMERAThe theme and feel is similar to the first with it seeing me using the same stamping surface for the collage stamp and the same colour palette.
This is a stamped fragment from another Crafty Individuals stamp. DIGITAL CAMERAThis fine corrugated cardboard, dry brushed of course,  suited the feel of the card, layered with fragments and a paper flower.DIGITAL CAMERAThank you for your visit to this post. Tomorrow is my final post for this week which sees me share my DT project for That’s Crafty, although the regulars amongst you know that I am always sneaky on a Sunday!


28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gery
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 23:34:01

    Two beautiful birdcollage stamps from CI and yes, they are very good in making these collage stamps, I simply love most of them.
    Love the colorcombination of the cards. Didn’t expect these colors (white card, brown stamp on kind of ivory paper) would fit perfectly to each other, but you made them fit together very well.
    Two great cards you are showing here.
    Groetjes Gery


  2. Marilyn J. Rock
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 23:56:47

    Beautiful Lynne! I love that corrugated piece – brilliant! xxoo


  3. tracy745
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 23:57:41

    Love the clean fresh feel to these . The bird images are beautiful and I love the delicate embellishing too. Tracy x


  4. 2amscrapper
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 00:13:15

    so beautiful!


  5. Rita
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 00:14:28

    Fabulous card Lynne. I do have that stamp. Hugs Rita xxx


  6. Brenda Brown
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 00:18:53

    Fabulous cards Lynne, lovely designs perfect for the gorgeous CI stamps.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  7. Dianne
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 01:03:58

    Catch up time and birds oh my, my favorite 2 things,oh and tea, be still my heart, love how you left almost a blank background to show that gorgeous image, a stamp lace, looooove that, gorgeous card, never apologize for too many photo’s, I love them, the second card is just as gorgeous, all the tiny special touches, ah perfection, it’s been such a pleasure visiting, you make my heart sing, hope you have a warm and loving weekend… ((( BIG HUGS )))..


  8. Ella
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 04:49:39

    I love having tea and watching the birds! Beautiful~
    Swoon-worthy! YOU did an amazing job!


  9. may
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 06:46:45

    Beautiful card, Love the image & pretty lace & fabric…Gorgeous work Lynne…Hugs May x x x


  10. rachel fisher
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 08:17:13

    such a fabulous stamp Lynne and such a pretty piece – just lovely xx


  11. Sharon
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 10:38:41

    Beautiful Lynne – the white backgrounds are striking and really make the images stand out! Love them.


  12. Meggymay
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 11:07:30

    I love these stamps as well. Beautiful cards Lynne, with your special touch.
    Yvonne x


  13. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 11:43:27

    What a great cards Lynne…such fab stamps are a good combination with your creative ideas!


  14. MarieS.
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 12:23:42

    Beautifully done,dear Lynne:) Thanks for posting my giveaway on your sidebar. Good luck to you. Have a wonderful weekend.


  15. Shirley
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 15:00:17

    Beautiful, elegant cards. Yes CI creates beautiful collage designs and you create beautiful artwork with them. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx


  16. Dorthe
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 16:04:14

    I love the bird stamps- all birdstamps, Lynne- and these are sweet and cozy to see, too- with the lovely backgrounds of the birds!! and the white clean card behind it all, makes it look so beautifully and fresh . I alwayes love your little addded elements, like the cardboard, and the tiny splashes of colours- So beautiful both dear friend.
    Warm thoughts, xx


  17. Sue
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 16:05:25

    This is so pretty. The bird is a lovely image and the colours you have chosen are my favourite combination. This has a very vintage, cottage home feel about it.


  18. Rosie
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 17:32:12

    Just gorgeous, Lynnne.

    Have a wonderful weekend


  19. Julie Lee
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 20:15:37

    These have such a lovely, country feel! I really love your work, Lynne. You create such appealing and pretty art whatever techniques or styles you adopt. I particularly like the stamped lace used with real lace on the first sample! I am going to hunt that lace stamp out, as it seems a really useful ‘element’ to have. ‘That’s Crafty’ have been really helpful with an order for me lately. I shall take a peek at your post for them with great interest! Julie Ann xx


  20. valerie-Jael
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 20:56:47

    Beautiful work, love the pretty bird stamp, too. Love all the details. Goodnight, keep warm, and hope you are well! Valerie


  21. craftytrog
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 23:20:43

    Your wonderful attention to detail shines through in these beautiful cards Lynne! Those bird images are lovely too.
    Alison x


  22. butterfly
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 12:24:39

    So beautiful how you’ve combined the vintage look with that clean white space for a really sharp, chic modern twist.
    Alison xx


  23. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 13:42:35

    I enjoyed each and every photo in your post dear Lynne
    Brilliant use of ‘real’ lace and ‘stamped’ lace…
    the bird on the stacked teacups is such a precious stamp and of course how you’ve used it ♥

    Both cards are precious and gingham always make me think of ‘country’ along with the sweet rose calico you used!



  24. Corrie
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 18:31:40

    I love your style and I think this card is another triumph !
    Corrie x


  25. Coco
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 21:59:12

    Ooooh, I missed that, this is adorable !!! Hugs from Coco xx


  26. Bärbel
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 16:22:08

    Zwei ganz bezaubernde Karten, liebe Lynne. Die Vogelmotive sind wunderschön und die Gestaltung mit den zarten Spitzen
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel


  27. Hettie
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 23:43:07

    Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Love it.


  28. barnie
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 19:58:29

    That’s really awesome.


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