My Whimcees

My Whimcees

Tuesday, July 20, 2010



Quite some time ago, I purchased the SU stamp set Happy Together because I thought the images of the momma quail and her babies was so cute. As often happens, as new stamps are added to one's inventory and other techniques and skills take priority - older stamps sets are forgotten. This happened with the poor little quails. :<)

I recently purchased a strawberry stamp - which I had used on my July page in my birthday calendar - and in looking for another stamp set that could be used with it, I happened upon the little quail. This card took much longer to make than I thought it would, because of the layers and the necessity of having each individual image stamp perfectly so that I wouldn't have to begin again. I almost had to do that.

The little guy on the bottom left stamped too light and was too small of an image to re-draw the lines and fill in with a black markers. As the two baby quail - part of a 3-image stamp - were the last stamped images on the card I thought I was doomed to start all over again and it was frustrating as the other images had all lined up perfectly. To eliminate having to do that and to solve the problem, I stamped the image on a separate piece of CS and after coloring, cut it out and glued it over the image stamped on the card. The lines in the flowers and the leaves are free style drawn.

Thanks for stopping by today!

The hot and humid weather is wearing - I am longing for Fall with the cool and crisp air! It is difficult to create with only the table fans here in this small apartment - paper sticks to the fingers, fabric feels uncomfortable to work with - the small spaces even more irritating - physical limitations more frustrating. Such petty worries I know. :<) Suck it up, right? :<)

Wishing you a good day - a productive day - an air conditioned day! :<)

Barbara Diane


Gaby said...

What a lovely card. The little birdies are really cute.

Hope you get some lower temperatures soon.

Helen said...

Hello Barbara,
Your cards are lovely as always. The strawberries look delicious!

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love how it turned out. What fun stamps.

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous Barbara. Love it. Hugs, Nataliya.

Susan Vilar said...

I LOVE the strawberries!! They look amazing!

Come on over to my blog... I have a Sunshine Blog award for you, and wanted you to know...

I really LOVE your Magic Boxes, and think they're so amazing!!

Carol said...

Barbara this is just darling. I love the strawberries with the Quails. I am with you girlfriend on the heat and humidity. Living in the South there are days I can't even think straight it is so hot. I don't go very far because it is just too hot. When I go to the grocery store, I have to speed to get home before my ice cream bet if I ever get pulled over, I'll use that excuse to the police officer!!! lol I even take a cooler with ice packs and still it is soft by the time I get home. Try to keep cool and drink plenty of fluids!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}