Sunday, 10 August 2008

Blue Tit and Damsons


Ingredients:


Card/Paper: Bordering Blue & Perfect Plum. Water colour paper for image.
Ink: Bordering Blue, Perfect Plum,Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue, Night of Navy, Yo Yo yellow, Close to Cocoa, Black Onyx Versamark, Whispers Black watercolour marker
Stamps: Touch of Nature, Canvas Background
Other: Stampamajig, Aquabrush, Ballet Blue Stampin' Pastels.
Card Size: 9.5 cm x 9.5 cm

Method:

I stamped the images using the black Versamark and Stampamajig for placement. The stamps were lightly stamped off once before stamping the image to get a lighter effect. Coloured the images in using markers scribbled onto the Stampamajig sheet, and the aquabrush. I decided to try the bird as a blue tit, and worked from a photo of a real one to try and get approximately the right colours and markings. I used Ballet Blue and Night of Navy for his back and head. Mixed a little bit of Old Olive on his back to green up the blue a little - you can see that in the enlargement better. For his tummy I used Yo Yo yellow, and mixed with a little blue to make it a greeny yellow. Close to Cocoa for his legs, and the black marker directly on the paper for his head markings, with a little taken back off with the aquabrush to lessen the intensity. The branches were coloured in with Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Perfect Plum for the fruit. Chalked a blue sky with the pastels. Matted onto Perfect Plum card. Background stamped with the Canvas Background stamp in Bordering Blue on Bordering Blue card. All mounted onto a Perfect Plum card base.

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7 comments:

Scrapdolly said...

I have only just discovered your blog and have to say it is fantastic

Your flowers are gorgeous and lots of tips I want to try

Thank you for sharing

Jane said...

Lovely card, you have a lot of patience, wish I had some of it.
Thank you for the info on how you make your cards too, it means I can have a go, which is great, thank you.

Karen W said...

Just beautiful, simply elegant!!

Conniecrafter said...

Love your bird, very pretty!

Liza said...

I am quite new to card making and one day I just found your blog by chance. I am now a regular visitor and I just love all of the cards you create.

Curt in Carmel said...

The coloring on this card is stunning! Beautiful! Best, Curt

twinkletoe said...

How sweet! Reminds me of the damson jam my grandma used to make - yummy!

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