Thursday, October 21, 2010

Winter Sparrow

Hi there. Wow, I can't believe it's Thursday already. This week flew by. I used this sweet little bird, from Winter Wings, to make today's card.

I started by sponging some Weathered Wood Distress Ink on white cardstock.

I used torn sticky notes to mask off the bottom and then sponged more Weathered Wood Distress Ink.

Stamped the big tree, from Tree Silhouettes with Weathered Wood.

Stamped the small tree twice.

Removed the mask and used my C1 Copic marker to add a shadow to each tree.

It doesn't show well in the photo, but I used an opaque white gel pen to add snow to the tree branches.

I stamped the sparrow, from Winter Wings, and colored using Copics. I started with Y23.

Filled in the belly area with E00.

Added E35 and used E00 to blend.

Added E39.

Added E33.

Added N1.

Added N3.

Used W1 and E35 on the branch. Then I cut out the image.

I used Liquid Applique, then heated it,  for the snow on the branch and adhered the bird using Pop Dots. I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a Moonlit Fog card base.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


Cheri said...

OMGosh, Theresa.....I'm breathless. This is gorgeous! I've had this exact idea in my head ever since I first saw this stamp set, but couldn't quite quite pull the design together. THIS is it. WOW!!! Perfect. I love your tutorials. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Kalyber said...

Beautiful. Awesome copic shadows. Just wonderful.

ROBIN said...

Loving this card. Thank you so much for sharing this one. I will have to give this one a try for sure. I am always looking for new ideas for the birds. Thank you again for sharing this one.

Jan Castle said...

Now that's awesome! Thank you for sharing your artistic flare!
Jan Castle

HappyCrafter said...

WOW!!!! I love this card, and thank you so much for the instructions, I will definitely be trying this technique!

Melissa M said...

You have a talent that I am grateful you are willing to share. Your cards are always stunning and your willingness to teach others your techniques in such a clear and understandable way is wonderful. Thank you!

Olga said...

That little bird is so life like, beautiful!!!~!

Melanie said...

whta an awesome background!! wow!

I mena, WOW!

Linda Carson said...

Lovely! I appreciate your tutorials!

Payne Holler Cards said...

another knockout! love it love it love it...did I say love it LOL

Betty Benton said...

What a stunning card! Every detail is perfection!

Joan V said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous. Just love it. Thank you for sharing.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh that´s fantastic!

Helena said...

I love the way you build a picture!