Monday, 6 April 2020

* ArtsyStamper: Little Sparrow


Today sees the start of a new challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog
Each challenge runs for two weeks and starts on the first and third Monday of the month. 
The theme for this challenge is Things with Wings
I hope that you can find time to join in the fun!

The winner will receive the stamp set of their choice from TheArtsystamperShop. The Top 3 will also receive an image of Beverly's choice!
Beverly Cole’s selections offer stamps and sentiments in each set as well as pre-coloured images for easy, last minute cards. Why not take a moment and check out what she has in store!

I decided to make a spinner card using the sweet sparrow stamp from Nesting Sparrows and one of the papers from Aster Garden Paper Pack.

I used the coloured sparrow and printed him twice, reversing one of the stamps, so that I could place them back to back with a piece of silicone elastic thread through the centre to suspend him.

I printed the Green Gelli Aster Paper three times. One was printed as it comes and the other two were made more transparent, so that the colours are more subtle. The paler papers were used for the inside of the card. The original paper was inked around the edges and I added some stamping - a border of tiny leaves using second generation stamping with Versafine Shady Lane ink. I also added some script in Versafine Misty Morning. I matted the background on to black paper and attached it to the front of the card.
Next I die cut a circle from the front of the card and inked around the edge. On the back of the front piece, I attached the thread, making sure the bird could spin, and placed the paler paper (now with a die cut circle) over the fastenings.

The inside of the card also has Aster Garden paper and a die cut sentiment from Beverley's Rose Stamp Set.
To finish the front of the card I printed and cut two asters from the Aster Garden set and adhered them on foam pads, for some dimension, in the bottom left corner. The 'Let Your Spirit Soar' sentiment is from the Nesting Sparrows Stamp Set.

Nesting Sparrows Aster Garden Paper Pack

That's all for today! 
I hope you will hop on over to Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog and enter! You will also see more inspiring designs from the Artsystamper Addicts Design Team ... so much fun.

I'll be back with another Artsystamper project in two weeks time.

Meanwhile, please check out:
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog

Thank you for stopping by today!

I'd like to support the following challenges:

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge AG 12/04
Penny's Challenges #468 AG 14/04
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #129 AG 17/04
Creative Fingers #183 AG 17/04
A Perfect Time To Craft #4 27/04
Dragonfly Dreams Add Flowers 28/04
 * 613 Avenue Create #232 AG 30/04
Corrosive Challenges #4 AG 30/04
Through the Purple Haze #166 AG 30/04
Crafty Creations #408 AG 30/04
Love to Craft #45 AG 30/04



  1. Hi Carole your card is gorgeous. I love it. I aa enjoying seeing the birds when we go on our daily walk. Stay safe and well. Hugs Jackie

  2. This card is so cool. I wish you lived down the street, but that wouldn't matter much right now. LOL. Stay well, and thanks so much for being on my team. xx

  3. WOW! This is such a beautiful and clever design Carole! LOVE it! Simply gorgeous inside & out!

  4. Beautiful card!! I just love it! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  5. ADORE your cards
    Carole, absolutely stunning.xx

  6. So beautiful, Carole! I love that spinner effect that you have done with the sparrow. Lovely card as always.
    Hugs Monica

  7. Fabulous design and beautifully illustrated on your blog too. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  8. Carole, This is the coolest card. I really like the spinner card design. That Nesting Sparrows set is an awesome set. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  9. So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TTPH

  10. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Your project is lovely and wishing you all the best with your entry.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  11. WOW - WONDERFUL card!
    LOVE your bird floating on the branch in the window, a fun design and such pretty colours too!
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry :)

  12. Thanks for sharing with us over at "A Perfect Time To Craft". Great card! Good Luck.
    Georgia DT for

  13. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams.

  14. Love this little bird. Thank you for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
    Pam, DT


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