A Flock Of Birds

Morning everyone

Thank you for your visits and lovely comments on my last post.

Today’s little project was made using Crafty Individuals new stamps A Flock of Birds. This is a large stamp so I decided to cut it down. Normally I would cut close to the edge of the image but this time I cut cleanly, in straight lines so that I could put the stamp back together exactly as it was so that I could use it for backgrounds as well when I needed to.

I mixed and matched lots of other stamps for this one and decided to use the birds as crows.  Just to share, I used the birds as seagulls on a project which is on my craft blog here.

I coloured the background (water colour paper 300gm) with diluted Distress Oxides. Firstly, I used Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio but thought the green was a bit too bright for my liking so I toned it down a little with Iced Spruce.

I stamped the trees, the large birds and then the small birds using black Staz-On.
The large birds, were stamped twice to make them really dark.
I stamped the script using a Archival light brown.
To finish off I stamped the postage marks in grey Staz-on.

I used a scrap of torn paper, a sponge and some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to create the mountains.

Using a damp paint brush, I took a little bit of the ink out, on the branches of the trees, to show the little highlights on the image.

To finish off, and to tone it all down a little more, I sponged some Walnut Distress Ink to the outside edges.

Crafty Individuals stamps used:

A Flock Of Birds CI 478 (new)
Listen To The Trees CI 450
Vintage Postmarks Background CI 481 (new)
English Background Script CI 161
Distress Inks and Distress Oxides here

Thank you for looking.

Take care,

Flo x


  1. Craftyfield

    Well, for me a bird is a bird and I really couldn’t tell the difference from a silhouette! You’ve recreated a beautiful sky, a bit spooky… I’m thinking Birds or Halloween!

    1. Florence Langley

      Thank you Christine. Yep, definitely one for a murderous affair. As soon as I saw this stamp I thought of Halloween. Something is in the pipeline 🙂 Always lovely to hear from you.
      Hugs Flo x

    1. Florence Langley

      Thank you Ms. Cobs. I can see what you mean. The smaller birds could actually be bats couldn’t they. Loving these interpretations of this project. Always lovely to hear from you.
      Hugs Flo xx

  2. Pippa

    Great project, those birds are really versatile! I wonder what else they could be – racing pigeons springs to mind! Don’t think they would be any good as penguins though!! 😉

    1. Florence Langley

      Thank you Pippa. I think racing pigeons would be a fabulous idea. Little tags and postage marks would be nice embellishments…. Ooo there are lots you can do with that one hey! Now I am giggling whilst writing. No, not much good as penguins!!! LOL!
      Have a super Sunday and a great week ahead.
      Hugs Flo xx

  3. Barbara

    Gorgeous work once again Florence. I’m trying to catch up with my blogfriend emals at the moment as I am going away next week. I fear I will come back to hundreds more. Thank you for sharing your method too. xx

    1. Florence Langley

      Thank you Barb. Always lovely to hear from you. I know what you mean. You step away from blog land for a second and its like the M6 (English motorway) and traffic coming from all directions. Have a great time away.
      Hugs Flo xx


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