Hello! I made this card for a challenge at Speedy The Cat's blog, that my mom hosted a few weeks ago. I didn't get it loaded in time for the challenge deadline, so I'm sharing it now. The challenge was to use stitching or faux stitching. I took the easy way out with faux. I used a Mark's Finest Papers set, Ferns and Chickadee on my card.
I started on my background by sponging Memento Cantaloupe ink.
Sponged Memento New Sprout.
Sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.
Then I sponged just a tiny bit of Memento Rich Cocoa and stamped the fern with Memento Tuxedo Black.
I used Copics to color, starting with YG03.
Then added some shading with YG95.
I stamped the nest with Memento Tuxedo Black and used Copics to color, starting with E00 on the eggs.
I used Y23 and YR000 to shade.
Used E53 all over on the nest.
Added E35 to shade. Since I planned to cut out this image and the edges are uneven, I was careful to color outside the lines so there wouldn't be white spots showing when I cut it out.
I added some deeper shading with E57 and E59.
I used the tiny fern stamped with Memento New Sprout to the background. I created a second background, sponged with Desert Sand and stamped the fern with New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves. The card is layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and I used a Fresh Asparagus card base.