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Hello: Bird and bee


The frenzy of Christmas card making, Christmas itself, and New Year always combine to leave me run-down and uninspired in January. Add in having a horrible cold over Christmas, the exceptionally cold grey miserable weather, and the horror show that is UK and US politics at the moment and it has been a nightmare trying to find the least bit of creative mojo.

But you have to start somewhere, so I got out my Copic markers and coloured up this odd little bird and his bee buddy, outlining the bird to make him stand out a bit more.

In the spirit of both trying something new and using never-used stash, I added some texture to the clouds and grass with some Flower Soft.
I also added some fine detail to the flowers and the bee with some Atyou Spica pens and, of course, those big eyes just called out for a layer of glossy accents.



  • Copic markers:
    bird body – Y15, Y19, Y38
    bird beak – YR12, YR15, YR18
    bird eyes – B000, B0000
    bee – T0, T2, T4, Y15, Y19
    light blue flowers – BG01, BG05
    dark blue flowers – B14, B16
    leaves & grass – YG09, G07


  • digital stamps:
    From The Hearts Stamps – bee happy birdbrain
  • stamps:
    Lawn Fawn – flirty frames (sentiment)
  • dies:
    Mama Elephant – landscape trio
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Papermill Direct – plain – azure blue
  • miscellaneous:
    My Favorite Things – hybrid ink – black licorice
    Versafine – smoky gray
    Flower Soft – polar white, meadow
    Flower Soft glue
    Copic multiliner SP black 0.25
    Ranger glossy accents


1 thought on “Hello: Bird and bee”

  1. Oh what a cute card! I love the “fluffy” clouds and “soft” grass. And, I agree on the politics! I can’t even stand to watch the news shows anymore. Yuck! I guess that leaves more time for crafting! LOL!


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