A Classy Bird…..

Hello. I was in the mood for some messy crafting yesterday – some stencils and pasts and watercolouring – it’s always messy when I create some backgrounds for my stash. Here is what I created for a few challenges:

The background panel was created using Altenew embossing paste and adding green ink to colour it, then applying through a stencil.

Whilst that was drying, I stamped the image onto Distress watercolor card, then coloured using the Distress Watercolor pencils – playing around with colours and techniques. I stamped the image several times, as I wanted to play with the pencils, and see which technique worked for me. I found the best way for me to use these, was to use my watercolour brush – slightly wet – direct to the tip of the pencil, and then colour the image.

I added a base wash of colour, then touched the tip again for a more vibrant colour to create some shadow.

That was put aside to dry, and I then stamped the extra images and sentiment, and used the pencils to colour those – putting aside to dry.

Once I thought they were all dry – a couple of hours maybe – I used my Scan-n-cut for the owl, and fussy-cut the smaller images. I have no idea why I didn’t use the Scan-n-cut for those smaller images and sentiment, as I absolutely do not like fussy-cutting – but maybe my brain took a little holiday at that point…..!

I thought it would be fun for her to be holding the handbag, so I cut through that one part of the wing, cut a hole in the appropriate handbag area, and slotted it in.

The base panel and all the images were adhered with 3D foam, even the handbag.

Now – the shoes – she is wearing the high heeled shoes in the image, but I cut those off, and put the boots there instead, adding the shoes to the pile of shoe boxes…….I don’t know – cutting her wing, and then cutting her feet off……sounds kinda barbaric……!

I added some white gel pen to some areas mas highlights, and for her ‘dotty’ areas.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Catz weekly challenge anything goes – option of Christmas not taken

We Love 2 Createanything goes mixed media

Cupcake InspirationsOwls

Dream Valley Challenge anything goes

Create Artiste Mixed Media Challenge anything goes mixed media

Creative Fingers Challenge anything goes

4 thoughts on “A Classy Bird…..

  1. A wonderful colourful card- so eye-catching with that fabulous owl! The background looks great too- lovely texture! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

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