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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

CAS Christmas Card October Challenge ~ Birds

Of course when I think of birds at Christmas I go to the fabulous red cardinals!
First I stamped my cardinal, then masked him off.
Next I stamped the branch from Sunny Studios: Holiday Style.
I masked off that also and added a strip of making tape to the left side and the bottom to keep it clean.
Next I sponged on my wintry background with some DO and then using a ruler I drew my lines on the left and bottom. I finished it off  with splatters from Mister Huey's shine.

I am looking forward to seeing the Christmas card you make with a bird.
See you in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!



17 comments:

  1. Colleen your bird is just beautiful especially in the scene you created. I am so behidn visiting these days but I hope that you are recovering well and will out and about soon. So glad Lin came for a visit!

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  2. Very cleverly masked to get this pretty look Colleen, and love the wonderful red cardinal against the blue snowy sky, and the pine branch looks great. A beautiful scene. x

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  3. Oh, so pretty, Colleen! Gorgeous scene with the lovely cardinal!

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  4. Fantastic design Colleen!! Love the cardinal and pine branch. Great work with all the masking. The background is so pretty and love the sparkle from Mr. Huey's! xx

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  5. What a pretty cardinal perched on that pine branch, Colleen! I love how you've placed that pretty snowy background off center! It looks like another panel, but I can see that it's your magic!

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  6. Colleen your red cardinal really pops against the blue and white, I just love those colours. Your masked framing is beautiful :)

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  7. This is so beautiful, Colleen! I love how you have masked off the two edges, such a pretty look. The cardinal is my favorite bird and yours is magical! We have a big blue spruce tree that they like to nest in, so we always have them in our yard.

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  8. Cardinals always look so beautiful with their bright coats of feathers and yours is so pretty in this lovely winter scene. Your sponged sky is so soft and pretty.

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  9. so sweet....love your adorable bird!

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  10. Great masking and what a fabulous CAS card. The cardinal is wonderful x

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  11. WOW!! you must be feeling better!! : ) This is so pretty!! I just love the way you did the blue panel off to the side with the sprig of green off to the left! wow!! : ) I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to CASE this card! : )

    BIG (((Hugs)))

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  12. WOW...this is absolutely GORGEOUS Colleen! Love all the masking you did and especially with the framing! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! How's the knee doing? Think about you a lot and hope things are improving!! Miss you my friend!! :0)

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  13. I love the colors of your fabulous cardinal and the soft wintry background, Colleen! Great masking and creative framing by drawing lines!
    Hideko xx

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  14. Classic and festive, Colleen. The red cardinal is beautiful, taking center stage in your perfectly stamped winter scene. xx

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  15. What a beautiful cardinal to brighten up your lovely card.

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  16. This is beautiful, Colleen, I love the sponged background and red cardinal. Gorgeous card!

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  17. Simply Beautiful red cardinal and greenery foliage for your Winter sky, Colleen. Love how you framed your images. TFS Hugs..Nancy

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