Thursday 3 December 2015

Christmas Robin

I have a Christmas card this week for my weekly post for Artistic Outpost.
I created a mixed media backdrop for the Robin from the Birds of a Feather stamp set.
I brayered a piece of white card with Broken China, Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord Distress Paints, applying the colour very lightly with the brayer so that some of the white areas are still visible.
I added some delicate stencilling using a layering stencil and Dusty Concord Distress Ink along with random circles of paint using lids from my products.
 I added a tree die cut from white card and added dimension to the Robin, stamping him twice with Black Archival Ink, cutting him out and adhering with hot glue.
I also added scratchy paint lines with an old credit card and Dusty Concord Distress Paint along with some delicate splatters of Picket Fence Distress Paint. I love how all the layers of paint are visible.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Pamellia said...

GORGEOUS!! I love this one Tracy, what a stunning background and that little birdie and captured my heart!! Love the funky tree die cut too! hugs :)

Julia Aston said...

Love that modern tree die cut - your background sets it off nicely! Julia xx

Unknown said...

For the first time ever - we didn't see a single robin this year Tracy. So... this is perfectly lovely to see..... and it's LOVELY. The background is just wonderful and I love the geometric look of the card. The silver around the edges just makes it pop. BEAUTIFUL. j.

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful backdrop for this sweet little bird ! Fabulous !
Corrie x

Marci said...

Love this! The colors are beautiful and I really like how you did the background.

Marci said...

Love this! The colors are beautiful and I really like how you did the background.

Anonymous said...

I like the combination of the contemporary tree die-cut with the more traditional stamped bird and that background is so delicate and beautiful.

Redanne said...

You really do create the most wonderful backgrounds Tracy and this one is no exception - it is beautiful. I love the simplicity of the tree and bird on top - just beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Words and Pictures said...

Oh dear, seems an age since I've managed to get here... I love that beautiful muted background, a real treat, and the vintage robin looks great in simple b&w.
Alison xx