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Saturday, 18 July 2015

Golden Bird (posted by Judith)

Hello everyone, my project today is a step outside my usual colour palette, but I wanted to create a vibrant tropical feel with the lovely Birds of Paradise Multibuy stamps that are currently on offer this month.  I spritzed a piece of smooth watercolour paper with some Dylusion sprays to create a background, and then used a stencil to add some depth. I used Distress Inks to add some colour over the stencil.

I used a little flower spray from the Wisteria Lane stamp set to create some branches to hang the bird cage from. I stamped the image randomly around the top edges of the background, using Archival Ink. I stamped and embossed the birdcage using gold embossing powder, ensuring that the background was completely dry.

I stamped the bird onto the background, and then again onto a spare piece of card. I coloured the second image with Polychromos pencils and cut it out before adhering it to the background. I added a sentiment from the Card Sentiments clear stamp set. I matted the background onto a piece of dark green card to complete my project.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

11 comments:

  1. So beautifully done. I love your background. Great colours.

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  2. This is lovely Judith, great stencil too,like that one! xxhave a nice weekend, Miranda

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  3. Lovely, it *does* feel quite tropical :)

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  4. Hi, Judith! This is colored perfectly, and your cage and bird are perfect focal points! I love the blend of colors and patterns!

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  5. Beautiful Judith. - love the background and the golden bird is gorgeous

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  6. Beautiful card, your colours are fantastic x

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  7. That really is a stunning background Judith, I love your colour selection for stencilling, it has made for a gorgeous foil for the gold cage. Really lovely work. Elaine xxx

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  8. I love the colours and the background stencilling with a lace doilly look Judith and the gold embossed birdcage and then the added bird coloured with pencils sits so prettily on it. The darker foliage and sentiment stand out beautifully and draw your eye in. x

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  9. Wow I love this green stencelled background a lot and the bird looks quiet happy , sitting outside his cage!!! Marvellous design and great colour use!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  10. Wow; that bird really pops on the beautiful background; great colourcombination!

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