Hi everybody. I have a masculine card today featuring some RSPB stamps which came with a magazine a few months ago and which had not been used..tut tut! It features garden birds and some accompanying images and also an EF with a branch on it and four dies including two which cut out two of the different birds. I was a little disappointed as there was another sheet of stamps with a lovely background scene and waders and ducks which I thought came with it but it came with another version of it...drat! I also used another one of my crushed flower/foliage backgrounds, a snippet cut from one of the original A4 pieces, and this has a much better leaf pattern to the righthand side. The first card is here.
I started by adding some foliage on the background using a couple of silhouette stamps from another freebie set which is a couple of years old but these two particular stamps hadn't been inked before, and I stamped these using Distress Inks - Peeled Paint for those at the top and Forest Moss for the fern type leaves at the bottom. I then added the blue using Tumbled Glass DI and a blending brush, and then used the two greens to add more depth at the edges where there is green. I then stamped the bird table and flying sparrow from some snippets of white card using Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and coloured them with a waterbrush using Brushed Corduroy on the bird table, and then also added Scattered Straw and a tiny bit of Aged Mahogany and Hickory Smoke - all Distress Inks, on the flying bird. I accentuated the bird's eye and the lines of the wing feathers using a very fine Black Micron Pen.
I finished by cutting them out and adhered them to the background scene and then added the sentiment to the white card using a stamp from this same set, stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder before adding the finished scene to the card.
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NBUS Challenge - No. 53 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Try it on Tuesday Challenge - Let's Go Outside.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple.
Happy Little Stampers August Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers August Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
AAA Birthday Challenge - No. 52 Anything Birthday Goes.
Snippets Playground Challenge - No. 461 Where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.