Friday, 29 January 2010

Brown Bird...

Completely different colourway this time - quite subtle for me actually!
These birds just called to me - love them! They're from the new Crafty Individuals designs.
I'd already got the sprayed background paper so decided to stamp the birds in a coordinating colour - StazOn Saddle Brown. I then wanted to bring out some of the detail so I overstamped parts of it in black - I didn't use a stamp positioner, just went for it! The images don't quite meet but I sort of like that.
I added detail to the eyes with black and white pens:


Then I masked the whole image and stamped the CI-116 Crackle Background - what a great stamp that is.
I finished off with a brown card and embellishments:



Thanks for looking!

Helen

6 comments:

craftimamma said...

You are one Stamper Extraordinaire, Helen! You're right, for you it is very subtle colourwise but fabulous stamping and the colours are perfect for the image.

I love the life you've brought to the eyes with just the tiny pen touches!

Lesley Xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

These are lovely Helen, very different colours for you! I love the soft colours you have chosen, and the crackle background is gorgeous. Judith x

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful - love the birds and the colours but the overstamping in black with just parts of the image was a great idea AND I agree - it looks great just off a little - adds depth :)

Sid said...

Love these stamps and you have used them to super effect in this card !

chris f said...

I love that stamp! and I love what you have done iwth it, and I agree about the crackle stamp, It's a well-loved favourite of mine.

She said...

Beautiful. Love it. S x