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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Birds in Flight

Hi there everyone.  I needed a card for my DH's brother who loves birds and is a volunteer at a bird reserve, and I immediately thought of this stencil which was one of the collection which I bought recently.  This is the first time it has been used and I'm sure it won't be the last.


I started by covering the piece of white card with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink using my Gelli Plate which I haven't got out for a while.  I inked the plate and then added a little texture using a bit of bubble wrap so the ink would not be too flat a colour,  and then spritzed with water, applied the card and pulled the print.  I did this a couple of times to build up the colour a bit more.   I'm not sure that you can actually see the texture after adding other inks but I like to think it has added something to the finished piece.

I then continued by stencilling the birds on to the blue background and for this I blended DI's in Faded Jeans at the bottom, Stormy Sky through the middle section and Peacock Feathers for the more distant birds.  When dry I continued by replacing the stencil and dry embossed it.  It is difficult to see here but it has added to the dimension of the birds I think.  I decided that it did need something else so I masked off the sun/moon, I think it could be either, and then added some Peacock Feathers with blending foam around it, and then this and Stormy Sky round the edges.

Lastly I heat embossed the sentiment using WOW Silver Embossing Powder and added a backing layer of silver mirror card before adhering it to the 7" square white base card.

Thank you for joining me here today and I hope to see you again soon.







I am entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge - The Great Outdoors.
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Flutter.
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge - No. 168  Inspired by a Film, a Book or Music (mine is the film The Birds).



21 comments:

  1. WOW!! This is just stunning Pat!! It looks like a swirling mist in front of the sun with the birds in flight!! I LOVE it! A sure winner here my friend! Have a wonderful evening my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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  2. This is so beautiful, Pat. Your BIL is going to love it! Your gelli plate background looks amazing with lots of texture and depth. Great job! xx

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  3. I love the stencil you used here Pat, it's made a lovely card.
    Jean x

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  4. Oh WOW, Pat, a stunning card! You've created a fabulous background and I love how you've changed the colours of the birds to add depth to your scene. Love it! xx

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  5. Wow! This is beautiful and so perfect for a bird lover.I can see the texture and depth of the ink and it looks fabulous.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous, really atmospheric. Thank you for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz
    Jane

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  7. Great work with stencil and a fabulous card for the men in our lives. I really must get my belli plate out of it's packaging lol.

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  8. Wow, this is so beautiful, Pat! I've never heard about a Gelli plate, but it seems to be a great tool to create an awesome background! Love the ombre in the birds and the added moon/sun!

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  9. Oh my goodness your card is stunning Pat, wonderful sky and yes I can see the texture and layering of colour, and the bird stencil is brilliant, I love it and perfect for a bird lover, Kate x

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  10. Great birdie stencil - I thought at first you had stamped and stamped!
    Love the colours too Pat. x

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  11. What a gorgeous clam scene you've created. Loving the layering you've created and that bird stencil is fabulous! x

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  12. A stunning card Pat, beautiful stencil to use and gorgeous shades of blue.
    Janice x

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  13. Beautiful take on the inspiration photo!

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  14. Wow, I love that stencil!! Your card is so pretty and the tone-on-tone effect is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  15. Fab stencil and you can certainly see the texture in the background.
    So pleased you joined us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

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  16. beautiful card!!! Love how it turned out.

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  17. wow...this is just stunning Pat...I am in awe.
    xx Karen

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  18. What a fabulous stencil for a bird lover! You've made a beautiful card with it, Pat, and I'm sure your BIL will cherish it!! I hope you are doing well? Hugs, Darnell

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  19. Beautiful card Pat. What a great stencil. Loooovely colours.
    Hope your week is going well.
    Hugs Flo xx

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  20. Wonderful card Pat, with so much movement. Hopped over after seeing you comment on the Playground - hope all is going OK with you and things aren't playing up too much.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  21. Super make - reminds me of some mornings when dozens (feels like hundreds) of birds wake us up early!!!lol

    Happy Monday

    Kathyk

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