Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bird Call

I love making cards using bird images. I think it started with the fact that my mom really loved birds, and when I would make cards for her I'd try to find images she'd really like. And birds were always her favorite.
Now, it seems, birds are all the rage. Every time I get a new bird stamp I think "Oh, Mom would have loved this!" The images really make me think of her and her love of feeding the birds and watching them from her kitchen window.


These are some of my favorite bird cards I made for her. What I really like about these are the pretty details... brass findings, ribbon, and lace.


And I love the soft colors and beautiful background papers I found hiding in my stash.


I am not very good at watercoloring, but I gave it a try.


I love feminine cards, especially those with a vintage or Victorian feel. That was what I had in mind when I was making these. My cards never seem to end up the way they start out in my mind, but all in all I was very happy with how these turned out.


Here are the three I have left. Originally there were more in this set, but I didn't have a chance to send all of them to my Mom before she passed. I know she really loved them, and now even though she's gone I still enjoy making bird cards. They always make me think of her.

I'll be back again soon. Hopefully I'll have some scrapbook pages to show you next.
I'd love to hear what you think; I always appreciate your comments! Thanks for visiting!

15 comments:

Jennipher said...

These are some fabulous bird cards. They are not just cards but, works of art!!!

2amscrapper said...

I love birds and I love your cards!

Cass said...

Sarah, these are beautiful! So elegant, do you give these away? I often wonder what others do with their cards. Have a great day!

Katie said...

SO pretty! I think you did a great job watercoloring!

Rainbow said...

Your cards are gorgeous!! love it!!!
Hugs
Lidia

Darien said...

Thank you so much for the visit!!! You cards are Stunning!!! love them!! Have a great week!!
XOXO

Chris said...

Your bird cards are so pretty! Have you seen the Tim Holtz Sizzix diecut with the bird cage? It's awesome!

Goldy said...

These cards are so beautiful & delicate...LOVE them! :)

Pam W. said...

Sarah - these are lovely and I think you did an amazing job coloring them.

Tracey Cuccia said...

I'm not really sure how you could say you aren't great at watercoloring...I think these are just beautiful Sarah!! Love the vintage, classic feel they have too...a style I can NOT pull off. Beautiful!

Laura said...

These are so pretty. You did a great job watercoloring. I love the lace too. Gorgeous little touch!

Jacqueline (Scraps of Life) said...

These cards all turned out beautifully! Love the delicate details and embellishments! Beautiful!

Barb said...

WOW - these area absolutely stunning!!! I love the birds and the details of the cards!! Super cards!!!

Cass said...

Hi Sarah, I hope you're doing well, I noticed you haven't posted in a while, just wanted to make sure you were doing ok..

JenMarie said...

Oh these are BEAUTIFUL!