Sunday, April 4, 2021

Learning to Fly


Hello friends and visitors! I hope you enjoyed a lovely Easter! He is Risen! I took a little 'me' time this afternoon and made a spring card to share. I used lots of Tim Holtz products including Sizzix Thinlits: Funky Nature, Funky Wreaths and Feathered Friends and Intertwined 3D Embossing folder.

After loading up the embossed background with a ton of products--Distress Crazing, crayon, ink, and paint  Prima Wax, to accentuate that wonderful deep texture, I tore it in two diagonally, layered the torn pieces and rolled back one edge to show the Wallflower background. 

Nothing says spring like bluebirds nesting. We have so many bluebirds here, and their babies have hatched and will soon be learning to fly.

I cut the bird from watercolor paper and painted it with Distress inks: Salty Ocean, Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain. I used a micron pen for the eye.

There's lots of product on that feather, too, including various paints, inks and crayons.

Learning to Fly is a Clippings Sticker, edged in Ground Espresso ink and mounted on chip board.

The wreaths are dipped in watery Antique Linen ink and the egg--Salty Ocean. And there's one of the 'woody' ones, too, cut from an inky scrap and tucked in to make a little nest. That's all for me today; I do hope you have enjoyed your Easter weekend and will have a crafty week! Sara Emily

Challenge shares:


  1. Beautiful colors .Your card is unique.

  2. Wow, what a stunning card! You've captured spring so beautifully with the browns and blues, all the elements look amazing 😁. Loving the feather, egg and pretty bird! Happy Easter wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  3. Love the way that weave ‘peels away’!
    I’ve gotten all my new goods now & am getting settled back in Indiana again- gearing up for TFJBCBlog to kick back in from Spring Break. That break was SO needed!

  4. Such fabulous layers, textures and earthy tones, Sara! The curled paper is especially eye catching - it all looks like things I find in bird nests during the spring at my house. They especially like "making mistakes" of building in my pots at the front door! LOL Happy Spring to you! hugs, de

  5. We are neighbors in the gallery at Country View and I wanted to stop by and say Hi Neighbor. Your scene show such love, especially the bird in the next.

  6. This is really beautiful Sara! I love that 3D embossing folder and the bluebird is so pretty. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  7. How charming! Love your card, Sara Emily!
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at Country View Challenges this month!
    Evelyn x

  8. I LOVE THIS!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  9. What a beautiful card for Spring or anytime, Sara Emily! I'm way behind in visiting blogs these days but hope you had a Happy Easter.

  10. Sara Emily please forgive me, I have not been online due to my MIL who has been very unwell. What a delight it is to see this layered creation, inspired by nature around you makes it even more beautiful to see. What a special sight that must be.
    The addition of the feather gathered in it's nest is so sweet. Beautiful.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  11. Truly wonderful! Oh you get my creative juices flowing like no other!!!


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