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It’s A Magpie Girls

You’re all probably wondering why there is another posting from me … well last week I fell off a fence, cut my shin and twisted my knee.  As Andrew kindly pointed out to me, should not have been on the fence in the first place.  Had the knee xrayed and thankfully no bones broken (it’s sooooo painful) but I have to elevate it and keep off as much as possible.  Thankfully the crafting part doesn’t put any extra pressure or weight on it … hence more crafting.

Slapped wrist again, I have had this Clarity Stencil at least 3 years (could be 4)!!!  Bought 5 different Clarity stencils at Ally Pally, not one has been out of the packet until today.  Stop gasping girls because I am probably not the only one who impulse buys.  One down four to go!!!

You will laugh at this one, before opening the pack I looked to see what the bird was called but unfortunately Clarity do not put the names of their stencils anywhere on their packs.  Not a problem, just went with colours I liked.  It was only when I was looking to add a link for the stencil that I found out what it was called …. MAGPIE.  Now who doesn’t know what colour a magpie is????  Me presumably because this little Magpie is green, yellow and blue.

Thought the stamped quote from Studio 490 Wildflower Art was so appropriate.


Coloured (Mr Magpie) … could be anything once he’s coloured … with Faber Castell watercolour pencils and used Black Soot DI shading around the edges.

Entering the above for the Stampotique Designers Challenge 258 where they want to see a Favourite Quote.

Enjoying colouring in again, which I used to do a lot of, especially the shading side.  Amber and I used to sit for hours on end just shading and colouring and she always thanks me as it helped her no end with her artwork.  Usually another craft technique comes along and I gallivant off to have a go at it but maybe for the time being I should just concentrate on one thing at a time.


13 Responses to “It’s A Magpie Girls”

  1. Brenda says:

    Well yes……I was about to ask the same question until I saw Andrew got there ahead of me. That said I fell out of an apple tree last year so I’ve no right to question you (will add I used a ladder and still fell) and I got a similar answer.

    That apart I do love todays creation, the blue and greens are very pleasing on the eye.

    B x

  2. Dot says:

    Hi Shirley. So sorry that you are going through such a hard time at the moment, and so glad that you don’t have any broken bones!!!
    Good to see your positive attitude about turning it all into crafting time though…good therapy! I love the Magpie piece that you have made – I can’t wait to see what you do with the other birds.
    Take care Shirley
    Dot x

  3. Donna Ellis says:

    Ouch! Hope your knee is soon healed, and your shin, too! Shirl, I am in love with this masterpiece! The colors, textures, bird, and most especially, the sentiment! Gorgeousness! XXOO

  4. Carola says:

    Oh wowwww, this is beautiful !!!
    Good improvement for your knee.
    Hugs Carola

  5. Julie S says:

    Lovely quote. Ha ha ha! YES, you are not alone in impulse buying and I am constantly uncovering things I *had* to have but totally forgot about. 😉 Take care of that knee!

  6. Craftyfield says:

    I’ve always know sitting on the fence was dangerous… Hope this will heal quickly but, yes, enforced crafting time… silver lining! Glad you got around to opening the stencils, this one makes a gorgeous background and your bird looks great against it (no matter its colour!). xx

  7. What a beautiful quote, and such a sweet project! So sorry about your accident! Get well soon! Thank you for joining us at Stampotique!

  8. Gay says:

    Atmospheric colours and a brilliant quote, so it’s a magpie, I love your interpretation! Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge! Hope that knee recovers soon!

  9. Tera Callihan says:

    Pretty! perfect pairing of stamps with the quote!!!! thank you for playing in the challenge!

  10. Kathi says:

    Wonderful quote that goes so well with Mr. Magpie. I quite like his alternate colors.

    I’m curious why you were on a fence, but hope that you’ve recovered from your mishap.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  11. I hope your scrapes are ok now?
    Love your art 🙂
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week!

  12. Corrie says:

    Beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining us over at Stampotique !
    Corrie x

  13. A little late commenting, sorry about that, but just wanted to say how beautiful this is… and I love yellow/green magpies 🙂 x

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