Had to get my Birds Of Missouri field guide out to color my black-capped chickadee from Martha Stewart's bird set. He is stamped on Kraft with black Stazon and watercolored with Derwent wc pencils using an aquabrush. I used a small artist brush using Craft White to brush the white on his body. Matted the image on distressed green. Instead of using dp I stamped the top 3/4ths of the base with a stamp from Fresh Fillers. On the lower 1/4th I used the pine branch from Winter Foliage. Antique copper brads and green checked ribbon completes the card.
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2008 GMT Views: 1021
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 73767
Wed, Sep 03, 2008 @ 1:43 PM
What a brilliant photo of a darling little card. I specially like the little cluster of 3 brads.
Now, that is just why I don't go for those detailed bird stamps - I can embroider them fine but don't ask me to colour them!! I'd never be able to do half this good.
Registered: August 21, 2007 Location: Wayland MA Posts: 68016
Wed, Sep 03, 2008 @ 2:09 PM
Bev, this is so beautiful! Your coloring is wonderful.....pays to look it up, huh? Love the stamping on the bottom layer, and the ribbon is perfect! I think those copper brads are just the right embellishment!! Lovely!!
Registered: June 26, 2006 Location: North Idaho Posts: 4299
Wed, Sep 03, 2008 @ 2:44 PM
I just got this stamp set too, but I used the cardinal for my sketch challenge card. I, too, had to get out my bird book to get the coloring right! Tooooo funny! I love your card. Using different backgrounds for the top and bottom 'layer' was a good idea. Oh, and you colored that chickadee beautifully!
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