Are you feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed or have you climbed back under the duvet. I tell you what these cold dark mornings are getting a bit boring now. I’m normally up about 5 a.m. I’m waking up at the moment and….urrrgh! I feel just like a Moggy Minor with four flat tyres. Actually, I’m shaped like one as well. That’s worrying. You know I always wanted a Moggy when I was younger. I would still like one now. That or an Aston Martin…yeah, right, in my dreams! ‘You know what Freddie said once. “You can’t get many bags of cement in the boot of an Aston Martin!” I do wonder sometimes honestly!!
Anyway up. Another fabulous new stamp release from Crafty Individuals. Today’s post is featuring the “Little Bluebird Amongst Blossoms” stamp. This is a beautiful image and fun to colour. It’s such a great design. You don’t have to use it as a whole image. The lovely blossom flowers can be used on their own to create boarders and backgrounds.
I wanted to create a softer more harmonious effect with the colours on this card so I tried to match the colouring on the stamped image with the colours in the background papers.
I stamped the image in brown Archival ink, as opposed to my normally favoured black ink which I think gives it a softer look. Grey would be a good alternative.
Really quick and easy card to make.
Pat some Distress Inks onto an acrylic block (any flat plastic or glass surface will work) and spritz with water. Drag a piece of water colour paper around in the diluted ink. Repeat this until you have the effect you want. Stamp the image. Take a small damp paint brush and remove the Distress Ink from the stamped image and repaint with your chosen colours. Spray with fixative to seal the inks. To finish off, mat and layer the card as seen.
Just to share an alternative colour way.
I stamped the image and added a rubber mask before colouring the background. I removed the mask and painted the bird. I used Black Stazon for stamping and Ecoline Inks for the background and colouring the image.
Some of the other projects I have made with the new stamps can be seen over on my Craft Blog here.
Thank you for looking,
Crafty Individuals are on Hochanda TV on Monday the 4th February at 4 pm and Tuesday the 5th February at 10 a.m. Jean Hardy will be demonstrating and showing the new stamps. Hochanda Tv chanels – Freesat 817 Sky 673 and Freeview 85. If you missed the live shows you can still see them on rewind on the Hochanda website.