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!



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