Sunday 17 June 2018

The Paper Players 398 - Design Team Card

It's CAS week - Clean and Simple week - at The Paper Players and Jaydee has given us this theme...

I've been wanting to try out using coloured pencils on Kraft for a while now, so this challenge seemed a good chance to get out my favourite bird set, Best Birds, since it's great for colouring. Because it's CAS week, I stamped the bird and branch straight on to the Crumb Cake base and got to colouring with my watercolour pencils.

To balance up the bird, I made a banner using the texture stamp that's part of the set to give more weight to the 'Happy Birthday' greeting. I possibly veered a little away from complete CAS-ness when I added in the bird's nest of linen twine and copper thread but I think it's ok, especially since I was giving this to my husband!

So, pop over to The Paper Players and see what the rest of the team have done with Jaydee's CAS Bird challenge, then break out your favourite bird stamps and join in with us.

Here's a quick reminder of the rules at The Paper Players.
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, total. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
And remember to keep this one CAS: lots of open space, minimal layers and embellishments.

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  1. I love the detail of this bird! And your coloring is wonderful!

  2. Wow this is beautifully done! Love the colors on the bird, so realistic.

  3. Jan - your coloring of the bird is fabulous and I love that you did it on kraft. I never remember to do that - and, yet, it works so well. Wonderful card

  4. I love the pencil colouring Jan - it adds real depth and dimension to your bird, which still keeping your card perfectly CAS. A great showcase of this set for a CAS card.

  5. Wonderful coloring of the bird on Crumb Cake...I think it turned out beautifully in pencil. Bravo!

  6. Jan, this is gorgeous! I love colored pencils on Kraft. I love this bird stamp! I might have to buy it, too! Your card is CAS perfection! I hope you are having a wonderful vacation, My Friend! XX