Saturday, 16 February 2013

Blackbirds

Saturday heralds another challenge from Less Is More and this week their theme is 'UP IN THE AIR'  I deliberated over aircraft and butterflies but settled on birds. Over at CAS-ual Friday their challenge is BLACK AND WHITE PLUS ONE COLOUR.  This card will hopefully fit the bill for both challenges.





I sponged the background using two colours only and stamped the tree by Hobby Art and 'Blackbirds' (OK, so a rogue bird has muscled in...a lesser spotted bustard, do you suppose or maybe an off-course albatross?) by Inkadinkado.  I offset the panel to one side of the card and stamped a sentiment by Penny Black.


My one of my favourite tunes is Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd but it's best enjoyed in a crowded pub on top of a few pints of cider, here's one more appropriate for a quiet Saturday afternoon.

ttfn x





30 comments:

Suzilou said...

Just love black and pink and your scene is just beautiful. Really great card :)

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and your background simply fabbylicious

Kathyk

Hannelie said...

Wow!!!
beautiful!

Jan Ltc said...

This is great love the colour tones xx Jan

Lorraine said...

beautiful card..the song Freebird reminds me of late night rock clubs and snakebites in my youth!

Viv's Visuals said...

Absolutely gorgeous card

Darnell J Knauss said...

Brilliant sponging to make this brilliant card, Fiona! It's a perfect take on both fab challenges!!

mypapercraftworld said...

Stunning spongeing, Fiona, and a fabulous scene ... love how you left space between the different layers of colour ... lights up the whole picture! Anita :)

Jen said...

fab inking and i love the layout

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Loli said...

Hola Fiona, i'm glad to see you:D
Beautiful song ideal with your black birds:D.
Fantasctic background!!!perfect colouring with only two colours, good work Fiona!
A warm hug from Palma

Monica said...

Love your natural interpretation of up in the sky. Far better than aeroplanes and hot air balloons. Lol. Thanks for sharing this lovely number by Beatles.
Happy crafting,
Monica xxx

Caroline said...

Showing your age there, Fiona - Freebird, I mean! (I love it, too!)

Skye said...

A truly beautiful card. Love the sponging and the card design

Vix said...

Fantastic finds yesterday and scary or expression or not we know you're gorgeous normally!
That card's a beauty. xxx

Riet said...

What a wonderful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

pastcaring said...

That's such a pretty card, and the song is a really appropriate musical accompaniment, soft and beautiful.
Can't say I'm a fan of Freebird, but you're right, it's a real pub jukebox number, isn't it? You rock chick you! xxxxx

Linda said...

Wow this is reallt stunning. Love the colors.

Rosemary said...

wow, wow, wow... your card is absolutely stunning!!

Kristel said...

Beautifully CAS.
Very inspirational, thanks!

Deepti said...

Awesome :) this is soooo... good

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautifully tranquil scene Fiona! I gazed at it while listening to that lovely song and was amused by the lesser spotted bustard! Vicky x

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

The card is so pretty and I love your new title header thingy (sorry, I don't know what it's called). xx

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a beautiful card!!

Chrissie said...

Superb effect Fiona!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Linby said...

WOW! This is just stunning, fab work.
Linbyx

stempelomi said...

great color combo!
Hugs,Beate

Pia S said...

Your card has such lovely colors and the scene has a peaceful feel to it.

Paula Knall said...

Absolutely amazing background. Beautiful! xxx

Lisa A. said...

Fiona...this is stunning!! LOVE the scene and the beautiful shades!! I'm with you on the music...LOVE this Beatle song...gave me something to listen to as I wrote this comment...thanks:)!!! So happy you were a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

baileyrosy.com said...

Fabulous card and love how you have off set it, colours are stunning I do think you should frame it ! Love the " tune " all I need is the cider !!

Marie