Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Perched Bird

The December challenge at Penny Black is Winter or Christmas.  It inspired me to use a stamp I haven't yet inked up:


Using my MISTI, I started by adding colour with my Memento dew drop ink pads to different parts of the image, stamping and repeating as necessary.  Once I had a foundation of colour, I used Distress inks on my palette with water and a paint brush to fill in with more colour.

Once dry, I restamped with Versamark and heat embossed.  This gave the outlines of the image a bit more definition.  I added a bit of a wash around the edges.

I stamped my sentiment on a little tag and attached it with baker's twine, then popped the panel up on fun foam.

I added Aleene's Glitter Snow Paste to the bits of snow on the log and leaves, and Glossy Accents to the berries.

This was my first time using this stamp and I love it - will have to make a couple more cards with it.

I'm also taking it over to Christmas Cards All Year Round's "Anything Goes" challenge and the Christmas Card Throwdown "Pick a Challenge from 2012 or 2013" challenge (I picked Theme Challenge #3 - Christmas Animals or Birds).





Supplies:
Stamps - Penny Black Snowy Perch, Impression Obsession sentiment
Ink - various Memento Dew Drops, various Distress inks, SU Real Red
Paper - white cs, mixed media cs
Size - A2
Accessories - SU tag, baker's twine, Aleene's Glitter Snow Paste, Glossy Accents, fun foam



11 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous image and your colouring really brings it to life Susan. Amazing!! Love the snow on the branches ... such a wonderful wintery feeling. xx

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  2. You did an outstanding job with this stamp, Susan! It appears that you watercolored the image but saw you used markers. What a beautiful effect! The coloring is fabulous and your soft wash is so well done. I've yet to succeed with the soft wash. Beautiful!

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  3. Aahh...so sweet and beautifully colored my friend. TFS Happy Holidays and Hugs..

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  4. stunning, the watercolouring is gorgeous and the glitter paste is perfect for the snow. I might have to borrow this stamp :)

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  5. Beautifully colored my, friend!

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  6. So cute and the most traditional and perfect Christmas card x

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  7. Fabulous card ..love the stamp......
    Thanks for joining. Us at PBSC
    Hugs Sylvie x

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  8. Beautiful card and watercolouring. Love the glitter. Need to get me some of that.

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  9. FABulous colouring and love your stamping..Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Cards All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  10. A lovely image, and way you've built up layers of colour and texture show in the detail. A lovely, very Christmassy card. Thank you for sharing with us at the Christmas Card Throwdown.

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  11. A lovely. traditional card. Beautifully coloured and the snow is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown.

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