I started with the Brusho background using a snippet of white glossy card. I used Bright Red, Scarlet and Orange. I have never tried using glossy card with them before but it worked well, and actually the colours moved easier I think. I did spritz the card before sprinkling the colours and then spritzed again. I kept adding colour until I was happy with the result. I cut this layer to fit my square white card.
I then stamped the birds on to a snippet of white card using Versfine Smokey Gray ink and then heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. I then coloured with my Distress Inks using Mowed Lawn, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Brushed Corduroy, Hickory Smoke and Candied Apple. I then fussy cut them.
I embossed the hearts freebie folder on to a snippet of white card about 5" square and die cut the heart from the centre using a Sweet Dixie die. I then laid this over the background to see where to place the sentiment, and stamped it with the Smokey Gray ink using my Misti so that I could stamp it more than once. I did put some talc over the background before stamping and it still slipped a little, but I decided that it looked OK after stamping it twice. I finished by layering it up and added the birds over the heart aperture.
I thought my hubby might think this a bit bright, but he was quite complimentary and when asked gave it 7 out of 10, and said it reminded him of parrots we've seen in Australia, so I think he liked it..lol. Thanks for looking at my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenge:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 346 where we use up our snippets of card and paper etc.
Stamping Sensations February Challenge - All Things Bright and Beautiful.
Penny Black and More February Challenge - Anything Goes.
The Artistic Stamper February Challenge - Heart It.
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Use a Critter.