January 15, 2015

Birds Of A Feather

I am already thinking about Spring and its only January! I long for those light filled Spring days filled with blossom and fresh green foliage.
Thinking of Spring inspired my piece today for Artistic Outpost using the fabulous Birds Of A Feather stamp set. I began with three die cuts, cut from white card using Our Daily Bread Designs Elegant Oval Dies. Keeping the dies in place I applied Broken China Distress Ink over the card, adding touches of Gathered Twigs ink to the edges and I then flicked the background with water to add blotches. The bird image was then stamped onto two of the die cuts using Potting Soil Archival Ink. Once I was happy with my stamping and colouring I then removed the die to leave a white border around the edge. The central die cut has been stamped with the background stamp from the same stamp set.
I love adding layers to my designs and being able to see each layer within the design. I added subtle touches of Remnant Rubs to the die cut pieces and added the sentiment 'Birds of a feather' to the top of my design.
I applied Crackled Texture Paste, coloured with Potting Soil Reinker to a layering stencil to add further interest to the background. I love the touch of crackle to the stencilled areas. Subtle background stamping has also been included. Die cut feathers coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink have been added for further dimension and interest.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your kind comments.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x

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