Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Come fly with me

I still have a few World-Wide Stamping Week cards that I haven't shared on the blog yet. This one was for the Birds of a Feather challenge (to use some type of feather and a bird themed stamp).

I didn’t have any feathers at home that fit with the stamps I wanted to use, so instead I used a feather stamp repeatedly on the background. The background is manila cardstock which was first streaked with Distress Stain Victorian Velvet, dried, and then streaked with Picket Fence Stain for a chalky effect. The feathers were stamped with Rose Madder Archival Ink and the text and footprints with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I love how the ink sinks below the Picket Fence, making it look as if the feathers are blowing in the wind.

The sweet bird stamps are from a set I got from my stamping friend Daria as a RAK. They work so well with the direct to rubber technique. I applied ink with distress markers and misted heavily with water before stamping on watercolour paper. I painted around them with a thin mix of Frayed Burlap and water. The music notes were stamped with Frayed Burlap. TFL!!

Supplies: Local King Rubber Stamps Chicks; Oxford Impressions stamps; Sizzix Circle Framelits; Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap; Distress Markers: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain; Archival Ink Rose Madder; Distress Stain: Victorian Velvet, Picket Fence; Ranger manila cardstock; watercolour paper; MME patterned paper; trim.

6 comments:

  1. Awesome colors, lovely card!

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  2. Birds + music = perfection!! Love how this turned out!

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  3. Wat 'n mooi geheel, alles mooi in dieselfde styl!

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  4. Oh, so pretty. Love the fabulous images. The birds are so sweet. Great colors too. Nice design!

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  5. Oh how beautiful, love your birds!!

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  6. what a pretty card!! I love how you stamped the birds.

    I just missed the sale on Blitsy for those markers! UGH!

    Great stitching too :)
    Maria

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