Sunday, November 1, 2015

Blue jay way

I have this thing about coloring realistic images of animals -- I call up a photo on Google images and try to copy the colors. (I'm fine making fantasy-looking animals any color.) I am really happy with how this blue jay came out.

The card was inspired by the photo inspiration challenge at Creative Inspirations. I cut the image to give it a tile look, matted it on a matching snippet of blue card stock, put it on a neutral cardstock, and added a die-cut sentiment.

I'm entering these challenges:
Creative Inspirations #333: Photo Inspiration
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #304: Nature
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #207: Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippet Playground # 201:  Snippets


  1. Beautiful! Love the tile effect! Very realistic! Thanks for joining our Nature challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  2. Super looking bird card.

    Could you bring a few spuds wrapped in foil over to the back of the bike sheds for the Playground Party on November 5th please? We'll have lots of fun.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Oh that's really lovely Sandy! Such pretty colouring and the tile effect is perfect!


    Di xx

  4. This is a great creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  5. This bluejay looks so real. he has attitude as they do. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 207th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  6. Love to see your card!

    Thanks for joining our Nature Challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!

    /Lisa - DT

  7. Great card using the inspiration photo. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge :)
    Gayatri xx

  8. The tile effect really makes this. You did great with your blue jay coloring.

  9. Pretty card. Good colouring too.


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