Tuesday, 13 January 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. Tracy x x

10 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning! Love the inventive way you have used that beautiful set! Can't wait myself for Spring to come, - this is great inspiration!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Stunning indeed! The stamp set is gorgeous and you used it so well! Love, love! Xx

Redanne said...

Thank you for bringing a little touch of Spring into our lives! The colours are beautiful and I love the subtle crackling in the background and your very clever use of the dies - totally beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Tracy Welham said...

I'm more of an Autumn/Winter girl but one thing I love about Spring is the nesting birds and fledgling chicks. Your pieces looks as if is has come from a vintage bird book, you have captured Spring so well with the colours, and that stamp set is fantastic. Love it. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Val said...

This is stunning. Love it.
Val xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Tracy! I love that stamp set, wow! Such a great palette with the blues and greens, perfect for spring! Love those feathers too! until next time, hugs :)

Denise Fletcher said...

Love love love this. Great images and what you've done with the water splatter look and the die inking etc is fab! I too long for spring....and summer!!!

donna said...

SPRING is in the air. Your card is beautiful. donna

Anna-Karin said...

This is so pretty Tracy! Love the colours, panels and birds.

butterfly said...

Absolutely stunning... one of my all time favourite spring time sets, and the spritzy blue/greens are just perfect. Gorgeous layered card.

Sorry to have missed so much, but it's lovely to have a chance to catch up a little bit.
Alison xx