Thursday 11 February 2016


Today I am showcasing the Birds of a Feather stamp set from Artistic Outpost, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
I began by applying an old book page to a piece of white card using Gel Medium. I then placed three die cut circles onto the text background and then brayered paint over the top using South Pacific and Hey Pesto Fresco Finish Paints and I then removed the die cut circles to reveal the text apertures.
I stamped each of the circles with an image from the Birds of a Feather stamp set using Black Archival Ink and then added a touch of shading with coloured pencils, using only a light touch.
I added the "SOAR" sentiment from the Quote and Quotables stamp set, using only part of the sentiment, stamping with Forget-me-not Archival Ink.
I used a Stabilo All black pencil to add shading and to highlight each of the circles.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Juliz Design Post said...

These little birds look fab nested onto the book page and loving your background. Great card.
Julie x

Pamellia said...

This is fabulous Tracy! I just love bird images and this one is so lovely! I love the book page background and the beautifully blended colours! I've been whisked away to a warm spring day!! Love it. hugs :)

SewPaperPaint said...

Love these circles of interest, what a great concept! This is gorgeous! Love the stamps!!! <3

Corrie Herriman said...

This card is totally gorgeous. I love the apertures with the birds, great idea !
Corrie xoxo

Redanne said...

Love how you used the bookprint Tracy and the little bird is delightful. Gorgeous backgroud too. Hugs, Anne xx

Kaz said...

gorgeous colour combo Tracy, beautiful x

kaz x

Anonymous said...

There is a gorgeous freshness to this card, maybe it is the colour palette but also the use of the stamps.
It's really so beautiful!

Brenda Brown said...

I love the contrast of the images in circles over that fabulous background Tracy.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Words and Pictures said...

Really love how you preserved the text bubbles, and the birds look gorgeous in them.
Alison xx

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous mixed media! I love the circles around the birds.

Julia Aston said...

what a pretty design with the spotlight cut outs - lovely colors and stampings! Julia xx

hazel said...

This is fabulous, the little birds are lovely.
xxx Hazel.

Annie said...

Love this Tracy x Great images/layout but my favourite is the little birds x

TFS and best wishes
Annie x