Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cardinals in Winter

     Every year I make ornaments as gifts for various family members and friends.  Being a bit picky about how they are colored and show up in the glass ornament keeps me busy for months in advance measuring and mentally coloring stamps I see while shopping.  Some are great for coloring, but won't fit.  Others are perfect, but digital :( - some just won't color up well with the Sharpie Paint I was REALLY excited when Our Daily Bread came out with their recent release and had several perfect images to choose from.  Having lived in St. Louis for 17 years I am a big Cardinals Baseball fan, and the birds themselves are always colorful and fun to watch in the yard, so it was a simple choice for me to choose this stamp.
     On acetate I stamped the image in Staz-on Black ink, then I  turned it over and colored  the images with my Sharpie paint pens......I am going to work later this week on some shading and giving the birds a little more depth, but I think they look great perched on these pine branches with some snow around them (I am also going to play with adding some snow to the pine cones).
     (Okay I'm very excited to note that I also saw that I won a recent blog hop over at Our Daily Bread Designs - whoot, whoot - can't wait to do some shopping)

Supplies:  Our Daily Bread Design Cardinal Ornament, Celebrate It Ribbon, Shredded sparkly stuff, Sharpie Paint Pens, Acetate.

Challenges:  Our Daily Bread Designs 131 - A Holiday Card or Project, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Anything but a card with ribbon.


  1. Ooh!!! Absolutely gorgeous Sherry!! I love it!! Great job with those cardinals!! Thanks for joining the ODBD shining the Light challenge and sharing your talent with us!!!
    I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving dear friend!

  2. Wow, these are so cool!! Awesome job putting these babies together!!!

  3. What a great gift idea, and I love your design here.


  4. Wow Sherry, this is beautiful. I've had a couple of busy weeks and have gotten behind on my visiting, so I didn't see your ball until this morning. I love it!

  5. Lordy, Gal, you've been busy and what a beauty this ornament is!!! I think the cardinals look super with the pine branches and snow! Great gift idea!! Hugs!

  6. Wow.this is GORGEOUS... so glad you found the right ornament to fit!!
    It so pretty!!

  7. I too live in Missouri (springfield) and love the red birds, the cardinals are such a striking color in the winter so glad you chose them for the beautiful ornament!!

  8. That's a fun ornament : ) Very festive. Thanks for playing along at Really Reasonable Ribbon : ) Regards Ginny from Polly's


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