“Birds of a Feather”
The new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
is “Birds”

I instantly thought of Spring
and wanted to show that through the birds.

I have a background that is inked in blues and picket fence and smooshed on a craft sheet.
Then overstamped with maple leaves.
I ordered in some lovely birds sitting on a line (because they looked cute)
then wondered what will I do with them.
Why did I do that??? I have no idea! lol
Finally I came up with the idea of stamping them onto a feather.
Oh no!
No feathers!
So I asked at the school where I work for everyone to look out for feathers for me. lol…really!
And the next day our illustrious Tim had assembled a small pile of duck feathers on my desk! 
Thankyou Tim :)))

Using Colorbox Queue dye inks I very carefully stamped some feathers.

TIP: forget stamping on the fluffy bits…it just doesn’t work!

But on the flat areas it stamps beautifully…so aim the main part of the stamp for that area.
I really like the end result.
I needed some focal bling to anchor the feather to the card 
and finally decided on another bird.

As an afterthought I tied some hessian threads together

 and placed under the bird 
~ and I think it kind of looks like a nest?
The bird is subtley coloured with water crayons (difficult to see)

The stamps used are from Darkroom Door, Kaisercraft, Kaszazz and Crafty Individual.

Marina at Cottage Crafts is offering an online voucher to her store for the winner,
runners up and spotlights are up for grabs to!
The Fashionettes have some gorgeous inspiration for you so please pop on over to
FSC and check them all out and leave a little love…
These girls are amazing each and every time they create something!
Please be inspired and join in the fun…
Enjoy!
I am entering this card into the following challenges ~