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…
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”
OMG Your bird is So cute and I Don’t even know who CHarlie Parker is!
You are so clever, Therese! I really love how you created this fun card…Love the color combo and your background, too!
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.
Oh that bird is too cute! Thanks for sharing him with us at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!
I love the bird and the soft colorwash. Was the bird created using circles?
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!
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
Love where you got your inspiration, Therese … such a perfect bird … fab pops of colour against the greys! Anita 🙂
I love how your sweet bird simply POPS!
Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!
Wonderful card Therese! I love that bird…and the splashes of gray in the background. Just perfect!
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!
I’m a Harper fan too … love your take on his geometric birds.
Perfect example of Charley Harper’s style. Another who had to look up Charley Harper. Thanks for broadening my knowledge.
oh my heck that bird is awesome.. i love this card..
I’m going to check him out – new to me:) Love your smooshie background too:))
I love everything about your card. Wonderful watercolor effect of the background and that adorable bird! Outstanding!
OMG!! I LOVE this!! That Bird is too FUN!! Such a SWEET card and it really made me SMILE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
Love everything about this Therese – and it makes my heart warm cuz Dad has a Charley Harper book on the coffee table 🙂
Love love love the bird & the water colour splash behind. Had me look up Charley Harper. Jenny
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!
Wow…love the delicate watercolouring and that pop of colour on the birdy! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays 😉
LOVE your Harperesque bird! The color just pops against your gray background! Thanks for joining CASual Fridays, Therese!
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.
Oh what a fabulous card, love the background and the fab bird.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.
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
I’m a HUGE fan of Charlie Harper and your little bird is just precious! I just love it! I made my own “Charlie Harper” card way back when I did not even have a blog : http://www.flickr.com/photos/64277010@N07/6782115979/in/photostream
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,
Brilliant !! I have no better words to describe this 🙂
This is just the cutest Therese.
Super cute Therese – LOVE it!!!
Fabulous! Love the bright pink pop!! 😀 x
I first fell in love with Charley Harper’s birds at the Cornell Ornithology site in NY! love this bird
love. Love. LOVE Charley Harper designs and you’ve nailed it! TFS!
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.