I was going to raid my stash for a card for DH to bring as a father's day card today when he visits his parents, but Toni's challenge gave me a good reason to make something especially for him!
I stamped the branch with Versafine Sepia and embossed it with clear EP.
Then I masked off the bottom and stamped the sky using Cover-a-Card Gradation inked with Tumbled Glass.
I masked that and sponged the grass - Crushed Olive, and using a grass die-cut with Forest Moss for the foreground. Stamped the Toucan with Versafine Black and a red marker. Added the leaves in with Versafine Olympia Green and more Forest Moss. Sentiment is from the same set, and I finished him off with Liquid Pearls on the beak, and a wobbly eye. There's another sentiment stamped in the bottom right corner which could have been better positioned to be easier to see (but this was already my second attempt), so I embossed it with clear EP and underlined it with a black marker.
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 GMT Views: 1312