Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Flock Together

Welcome to April's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month, we are featuring the stamp set 
"Flock Together" - a set of 11 stamps. This is a cute set of stamps - quails (I believe) with a mommy, daddy and three babies plus some great "together" sayings for any time of the year. The bloggers along this blog hop will certainly show you many ways to use this stamp set, so sit back and enjoy the tour. 

You should have arrived here from Jean McNulty's blog

If you get lost, a list of all blogs can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog

The stamp set looks like this.

I chose to create a card with a scene using the birds. I was kind of stuck with what to do with these birds to start with... They seemed a little strange to me. I eventually decided to make them into a nesting group. It took me a while to figure out that these were actually quail... It was the attachment on the head that did it. Then came the name of the group - that is a COVEY (it can also be a bevy or a drift of quail). In this case, they shall be a covey of quail. So here, we have a covey of quail, nesting with mom and dad.
The "nest" was created from the twine wrapped up and secured with Liquid Glass under the parents. I did look at the colour of the birds online and they do have blue backs in many cases. Many are also yellow and orange tinted on the front, although not nearly as much as I did here for creative purposes. 
The ribbon was coloured on the backside using the ShinHan markers. The colour does bleed so if you do this, be careful to add colour sparingly and wait until the colour bleeds before adding the next stripe. The markers make the ribbon very hard and it resists regular adhesive - very strong adhesive is needed to adhere the ribbon after adding colour. 

The next blog on the hop is Michelle Loncar's blog.
I'm sure she has a wonderful project to share with you.

You can get this stamp set for just $6 this month with a $50 purchase. 

Visit my shopping site here

Remember this stamp set is only available until April 30th! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: Whimsy Fundamentals, White Daisy Cardstock, Pacifica Cardstock
Stamps: Flock Together
Inks: Pacifica, Crystal Blue
Accessories: Cricut, ShinHan Markers, Rustic Home Ribbon Pack, Uptown Ribbon Pack, Thin Foam Tape, Foam Tape



Michelle said...

Very cute card, Alyson! I love the idea of coloring the ribbon and using the strands of twine for a nest. Very clever!

Krista Hershberger ---- Krista's Crafty with CTMH said...

What an ADORABLE card!!! Thanks for reminding me about coloring our ribbon! So pretty! :)

Nancy Ball said...

Wow Alyson.....what an amazing card! I love the layout and colours.

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Haha - proud as a peacock, cute as a quail.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

This is adorable, and really they are more adorable in person, especially when the little ones are following their mom...their feet go so fast while mom is strutting along...they really are adorable. You'll have to come out to AZ to see them, and you would certainly change your But don't let me talk you into it...but they are adorable.

Unknown said...

Amazing colours!!

Unknown said...

Wonderful! Love your colors and how you colored the ribbon!

Ali Scraps said...

Very creative Alyson!