Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches: A Big Smile

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Mitchell.


These "Happy Birds" were calling my name. I think the sentiment is just perfect because I had a big smile when I stamped and colored this guy.

FMS A Big Smile

I did switch the sketch to a circle. In retrospect I didn't need to. My original plan was to use a woodgrain print and I was going to use the negative of the circle like a hole in a tree.  When I stumbled on this bird printed paper and decided it was perfect - it didn't occur to me that I didn't need the circle anymore. And now that I'm typing this, it's occurring to me that I should have used a sunburst or zig zag die cut behind the circle like a sunburst - an even "sunnier" look!  I hate when I think of things after the glue is dry!

FMS A Big Smile CloseUp

Admit it - you're smiling too!!

I hope to see you playing along!

SUPPLY LIST

The blue is the long retired Brocade Blue from Stampin' Up.  The banner is a regular fishtail die. I cut it going both ways.


14 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Yep, smiling from ear to ear! LOVE this!

Ceal said...

Super cute! I ordered that set the other day 😀

Karen Ashbrook said...

Such a bright and cheerful card, although you'll have to make another card to try out your other ideas! Karen x

Linda Callahan said...

C'mon now......how adorable are these birds! This little guy just makes me smile for sure! Perfect background paper too! Such a cute card!

Lisa Petrella said...

So cute!!! And, yes, that sweet little birdie totally makes me smile!

Tracey McNeely said...

So tweet Kim! Love how you coloured the birdie!

Jen Timko said...

This bird makes me sooooo happy!! Love him and your happy colors!!

Nora N. said...

This is adorable!! LOVE the colors and yes, I am smiling for sure!!

Patti said...

Who wouldn't smile!?! this is adorables. Sweet color combo!!

Patti

Karren said...

I love these birds and they're winging their way to me at the moment! Your card is just gorgeous in every respect. I hope your first week of work went well!

Jen Mitchell said...

I seem to always think of things once the glue is dry and I'm typing my blog post too. I suppose that's the fate of us card-makers! But you needn't worry about sunbursts and circles because your card is perfect just the way it is!

Jen Brum said...

This card definitely puts a big smile on my face! I love those birds and that paper is so fun! I am thinking you and Jen have a thing going to see how many of us you an get to order those birds!!!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Definitely a happy bird! Great color combo! :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh I love this little bird - so sweet it makes me smile! Gorgeous card Kim!