OLW 77 Birds

This week Jennifer Styles is hosting the OLW challenge and has asked us to use birds. It is quite a while since I participated in One Layer Wednesday but thanks to this lovely winter sky stamp complete with birds I can just squeeze a card in before a new challenge starts tomorrow. I took some photos while making this card so I’ll try to get the tutorial up soon.  Thanks for all the encouragement you gave me after I posted the Berry branch tutorial on the weekend. I am happy to be able to share the technique and would love to hear how you went.

Today’s card doesn’t include any embossing just the masking and sponging to create the effect of dusk or dawn.


Stamps: Winter Sky (Penny Black), Tag lines(Flourishes)
Inks: Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: MFP 100lb white

32 Comments on “OLW 77 Birds”

  1. Virginia L. says:

    Stunning card, Heather! Love the amazing scenery you created!

  2. Becky Jo says:

    Since I’ve found your blog I’ve made 4 cards I sponged myself! Thanks for the inspiration! This card is lovely. Can’t wait for the tutorial. TFS Hugs!!

  3. gibmiss says:

    Hi Heather
    What a stunning card…..i am speechless …wish i could do something like this …Wowee!!!!
    Heather do you use a sponge or the distressing tool ??????
    hugs sylvie

  4. Nadine says:

    How lovely and what talent and great ideas. thank you

  5. Debbie says:

    I am soooooooo glad you were a Penny Black guest designer so that I could discover your work. I absolutely love the look of your cards and am thrilled you are doing the tutorials. I really want to give this technique a try.

  6. Jan Castle says:

    Oh so pretty! Looking forward to your next tutorial!

  7. Janine says:

    Hi Heather!! It’s been a long time! I just noticed your guest spot on Jill Fosters blog… Fabulous work… Love that tutorial you did!
    I am off to try it now.

    Take care!

  8. Sandy Knecht says:

    Heather, I love your art. This card is fantastic. My list is increase for Penny Black stamps after seeing your art.

  9. valerie says:

    OMG Heather this is so realistic it could be a photograph! I’ve just caught up on your tutorial, very inspiring:)
    Val x

  10. WOW! This is so gorgeous! No one does sponging as well!!

  11. Wow! Such beautiful detail.

  12. Stephanie L says:

    Heather, I am always so blown away by your work. This one makes me swoon. How gorgeous. Wish I could come to you and have you teach me your magic.

  13. Lindsey says:

    I love the hint of pink in your sponging to create that sunrise/sunset look. This is a beautiful card!

  14. Pat R says:

    What an absolute gorgeous winter sky! Wow!

  15. Judy says:

    Such a beautiful card! I love the color and dimension.

  16. Mynnette says:

    this is absolutely stunning! Amazing sky–it’s just breathtaking!!! 🙂

  17. Eyeful says:

    Wow fabulous
    Eileen x

  18. Stephanie L says:

    Heather, this is heartstoppingly beautiful. It is perfectly done, the colors are the winter sky I am seeing in the clear evenings as I drive home. Just gorgeous! I am amazed at your creations. I wish I could be your student. Well, maybe I can be with your tutorials. What do you use to apply the ink? Sponge, dauber, Tim Holts type applicator?

  19. Ardyth says:

    Stunning! Once again, the ‘sponging queen’ excels! I especially love the pink to blue transition in the sky – that’s a difficult one!

  20. stempelomi says:

    absolutly great card. I love it!

  21. Lisa says:

    This is so beautiful! What do you use to sponge with may I ask? THanks!

  22. Ann Y. says:

    This is so beautiful, Heather. I love your sky. Fabulous stamp, too.

  23. debby4000 says:

    WOW this is so beautiful and love your Tutorial too.

  24. Oh my goodness, Heather, this is stunning!!! LOVE.

  25. Sophisticated and classy!

  26. Vicky says:

    This is absolutely stunning as always Heather. The transition from blue to pink in the sky is so smooth it appears almost brayered and the dark branches and birds look perfect against it. It looked a bit like your scene around here last week!

  27. mustavcoffee says:

    Simply gorgeous Heather, a real beauty,x

  28. Heather, this is simply GORGEOUS!! LOVE it!!

  29. Ellie Knol says:

    Hi, google connect is disappearing, how can I follow you in the future?

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