Hi there everyone. I have this Pink Ink Pelican stamp which is getting it's first outing on a card for our son and I have made it the Australian species as that's where he lives. That saying about it's beak holding more that it's belly can is apparently accurate as they say it can hold three gallons the equivalent of 24lbs, but it's stomach just one gallon or 8lbs. For the card I also used some leaves from Nature 1 and Autumn Poppy by Chocolate Baroque stamps and also a Lavinia Stencil called Crackle.
I started with the background using some white card which I smooshed with Distress Inks, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint round the edges and Brushed Corduroy and Dried Marigold along the bottom. I managed to target the ink fairly well. I then added the leaves with the Peeled Paint and also some Mowed Lawn, and then added the stones using the stencil and some Vintage Photo and a bit of Walnut Stain. I also added some more of the greens around the edges and over the leaves using a blending tool and also round the edges of the bottom half and some more of the browns over the stones.I then stamped the pelican and the fish on to a piece of white card using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and coloured with the waterbrush using Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber on the beak and for the around the eye, and Black Soot for the feathers and more watered down on the legs and feet. I emphasised the feathers with a Black Micron pen as although I had embossed they had disappeared a bit under the ink. I also shaded the white feathers with very watered down black. I fussy cut it out and added it to the background using silicone glue, and added the fish which is in two pieces, glued behind its beak. I then finished with the sentiment stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder and used some Glossy Accents on both his and the fish's eye.
Fortunately the card did arrive in time for his birthday which I was pleased about as he never did receive the Christmas card I sent him. Thank you for coming to visit my blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations Challenge - June - Make It Masculine.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 680 Any Stamped Image.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 431 Our 10th Birthday.
Happy Little Stampers June Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.
Seize the Birthday Challenge - No. 240 Favourite Technique (stamping and watercolouring).