Sunday, 24 April 2011

The sandpiper

For this card I've used one of the stamps I chose when I won some money to spend at Stampotique - it's the bird legs by Janet Klein.

This is for the current challenge on Stampotique 28: newsprint/old book pages. No books were really torn for this card because I scanned a page of my Oxford Book of Children's Verse, printed and then tore the edges and very lightly sponged with brushed corduroy DI. The sky background paper is cut from WUBE sunset and the beach from WUBE beach foam. I then stamped bird legs directly on to this and then separately on to pieces of card that I coloured with copics and paper pieced on to the main image, leaving the legs as they were. I don't often paper piece, but think it has worked quite well here.

You can read the poem if you click on the picture.

This is also for:

Sunday stamper 151
: wind beneath my wings
Delightful: paper piecing
Phindy's Friday 52: paper piecing
Craft your passion 54: you've been spotted (use dots)
Tuesday throwdown 45: polka dots
Rubber cafe 14: polka dots
Frosted designs fabulous Friday challenge: birds and/or butterflies
The paper shelter 10: inspired by nature


  1. Awesome idea using a printed copy. Love the birds long legs lol too cute. Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.

  2. Brilliant - Love this. Thanks for joining in with the challenge over at Stampotique.

  3. What a wonderful and original idea. Seems like the bird is made for this card. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge!

  4. oh I do love this image... those long legs are soemthing I always wished for lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper... and changing my hat... Thanks for joining in with the Stampotique Challenge too x

  5. That's sweet and what a lovely poem.

  6. Fab card Hazel, bird legs is one of my faves. I hope you enjoyed spending your winnings!! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

  7. Clever idea to scan a preprinted poem! Love the bird's legs and the paper piecing. Great card design too. You are so creative, Hazel!!! Happy Easter to you and your family.

  8. Great job! I love the use of your new image and the paper you used on the ground of this card. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  9. This is soooo awesome, Hazel! Thanks for sharing it with us at Phindy`s. Hugs...Mona

  10. This is awesome! Thank you for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  11. Oh HAzel that bird is too cute!! I love it love it love it! I’m so glad you got a chance to play with us at Phindy’s Place this week!
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  12. Oh this bird is way to cute, great work, love it!!!

    Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs


  13. Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next time!


  14. What a fun card! Love this image! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at The Paper Shelter! Hugz, Cheryl

  15. Wow what an original idea, and i love your long legged bird. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxx

  16. Adorable! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  17. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS.....


  18. Very cute paperpieced bird! Glad you joined us at Phindy's Place this week.


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