Hi everyone. This is my second card this month as one of the Guest Design Team over at Chocolate Baroque, and as Spring is definitely here now I used one of the Spring Bird Sets Spring Bird Crocus, which has this sweet little bird surrounded by fresh green leaves and with eggs in the nest, which just sums up this time of year. I also used two different leaves from the Autumn Poppy set of stamps.
I cut a piece of white card and using my gelli plate covered it with Distress Inks, Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon at the top and then some Fossilised Amber and Twisted Citron towards the middle, and Cracked Pistacio and Lucky Clover at the bottom, and then spritzed with water and laid the card over and the colours mixed together to make this loose and colourful background.
I then added the bird and the two different leaves to frame the scene making sure I stamped them well within the piece of card as I knew I would be cutting it back a little, and coloured with the same inks using a waterbrush, with the exception of the bird's head on which I used some Carved Pumpkin and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks.
I cut the piece down and matted on to a piece of white card, and then on to a piece of cobalt blue, and added it to a 6" square white base card.
I finished by stamping the sentiment using Mermaid Lagoon, and then darkened it a bit with Stormy Sky, and couldn't have done this if I hadn't used my Misti.
Thank you for looking at the blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Penny Black and More May Challenge - Anything Goes.
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Close to Nature.