Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bird on a Branch.

Happy Sunday! I put this card together for the inspiration challenge at SCS yesterday. I chose this piece for my inspiration. I used Rupa's latest stamp set, Home Tweet Home.

Here is a step by step of how I created this card. Sorry for the blue photos. I recently got an Ott light, for my craft room and it gives off this bluish light. What's with that? I thought they were supposed to be colorless?

First I started by stamping the bird/flower branch stamp once. I wanted more branches above the bird, so cleaned by stamp and placed tape over the bird before inking it up again.

Then I removed the tape before stamping again. There was a little gap in the branch, where the bird's feet were. I used a black line marker to re-draw the missing portion.

All the images were colored with Koh-i-noor pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits and blending stumps.

I rubbed a dryer sheet over the entire paper, then used my Versa Mark pen and colored over all the images. Next, I heat embossed the images using clear embossing powder.

Sponged with So Saffron ink.

Sponged with Regal Rose ink.

Sponged with Summer Sun and Apricot Appeal around the bottom, then stamped some leaves from Tropical Flowers, using Apricot Appeal ink.

To finish the card, I added a sentiment in a bottom corner and some piercing in the other bottom corner. Layered with Basic Balck, Cameo Coral and placed on an Apricot Appeal card base.

In the upper corner, I added some of my precious supply of Rain Dots. I ordered these over a month ago and I pull them out almost every day and think about using them. I just love them so much, I can barely stand to use them up. Yep, I'm a hoarder. I finally broke down and forced myself to use some on this card. They are so pretty! I see that there are heart shaped rain dots, too. I may need to get some of those, too!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a great day!

17 comments:

Shannon said...

This is so beautiful! I love the added rain drops in the corner. I have a ton that I don't like to part with either.

Shirley said...

How absolutely gorgeous! I love what you ar doing and I need to try this type of art. Beautiful!

fishlips said...

Wow oh wow Another beautiful card...Love your how too'...Thank you thank you ....spectacular....

Patti J said...

Theresa, you are such an inspiration to me. I have had about the worst week of my life the last 7-8 days, and I so look forward to the smile that your work gives me. God Bless You!

P.S. I have never heard anyone but my son say Muhahaha, so that made me REALLY smile the day you posted that!!!

catdidit said...

Beautiful as always Theresa! Love the colors you used and your coloring and sponging, well, you know how I feel about those! LOL!

My photography friend told me it has to do with the camera, with the blue color you are getting, I have a problem with pink, lol! It has something to do with the white balance, I havent figured my camera out yet! If you do, let me know!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Oh my! This is one very sweet card! I love the delicate balance of the sakura blossoms and the soft colors and the rain drops. Very pretty!!

craftimamma said...

This is such a pretty card Theresa, from the images to the colours. Gorgeous.

fishlips said...

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Hugs
Erin

6 wacky women said...

You are amazing, Theresa. This card is fabulous. The colors are beautiful and I love the raindrops too!

Karen x

Colleen said...

This lovely..the embossing really stands out and those raindrops are awesome!

Stampmouse said...

wow I am really loving your style. thanks for sharing

debra said...

what a spectacular card and love how you have explained how you created it, looks sensational
Debra x

Yifatiii said...

I love it!
So beautful card ♥

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Very charming the little bird, graceful card. The added rain drops in the corner works beautiful.
Hugs Anja from germany

Elena said...

So precious! Thank you for your wonderful tutorial Theresa! I feel like I was stamping with you! Love the rain drops!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I love the birdie and the droplets! Your tutorials totally ROCK by the way!!!

Brenda M said...

Love this card. The colours are super and definitely will have to give this technique a try. Your little extras really finish it off.