Inspired by Harper

It’s hard not to be inspired by someone as amazing as Charley Harper, his style and colour combinations are incredible and I just had to make my very own ‘Harper’ esque bird.  My card had to be CAS as I wanted the bird as the focal point but I know that I will not be able to stop at creating just one of these…

Harper - Detail
Bird – Detail

 I would like to share this card with the Anything Goes Birthday Challenge at Hero Arts,  the exciting new CAS-ual Friday’s Shades of Gray and Anything Goes with Pearls at Simon Says Stamp.


Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be back real soon!


Other Supplies:  Sakura – Clear Star pen.

34 thoughts on “Inspired by Harper

  1. You are so clever, Therese! I really love how you created this fun card…Love the color combo and your background, too!

  2. I must admit I had to google Charley Harper to find out who he was – but now that I have seen some of his work – you have certainly captured his style in your fun card. Great watercolour background too.

  3. FABULOUS!!!
    I love the bird and the soft colorwash. Was the bird created using circles?

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment.
      The bird was so simple to create, just a pencil outline and then I freehand cut the shapes, but it could just as easily be done with dies if you had them.
      Have a great day!

  4. Eeeek, Therese – I have never heard of Charley Harper – so thank you for the link to his beautiful work!
    He will be totally enamored, I’m sure, of your wonderful card – IT IS FABULOUS – LOVE it :0

  5. Love the bright pop of pink! This would work for CASology Paint, too if you want! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. I’m going to check him out – new to me:) Love your smooshie background too:))

  7. Love love love the bird & the water colour splash behind. Had me look up Charley Harper. Jenny

  8. Gorgeous card, Therese!!! You are such a MASTER of the clean and simple style! Love each and every project you create and this super cute and adorable card is no exception!!!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Sylvia xx

  9. LOVE your Harperesque bird! The color just pops against your gray background! Thanks for joining CASual Fridays, Therese!

  10. Great card Therese, lovely background, I really think you nailed it!
    In another life I made several small cross stitch designs in his oh-so-timeless style. They are hanging in a group in my hall as I type…I have never seen any other reference to his work until your card popped into view.

  11. I’ll admit I had to Google Charley Harper too but what an amazing artist love the sharp angles and stylised shapes. I love the pop of colour your bird gives against the watercolour background….brilliant design x

    1. I remember seeing it and just loving your card, this is definitely one of my fave birds of his! My husband bought me the most wonderful book of Charley’s illustrated works and I often look to these pictures for inspiration, especially with his choice of colour combos. Thanks so much for the link to your wonderful card,

  12. I first fell in love with Charley Harper’s birds at the Cornell Ornithology site in NY! love this bird

  13. Oh my oh my !!! Therese this is sensational has to be one of my all time favorites of yours ! The beautiful pink bird and that gorgeous grey background is just jaw droopingly beautiful.


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