Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sheena's Birds

This bold, sweet design features an image from one of the newly released Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy line. I find her new release quite artsy. There's so many things you can do with birds! I chose to highlight these cute little birds on a limb from the Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set - King For A Day

 I stamped the images onto vellum cardstock and allowed it to dry completely - you can see where I smudged a little. I was ready to color - the ink was not. :) I then colored them with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils. I started with the branch and used 092. I held the pencil close to the tip and gave a bit of firm pressure for the darker areas - the outside of the branch. For the center of the branch, I used a light touch

Next, I chose colors for the birds - I wanted them to be bright and fun - 013, 048, 065, 086, 071. I laid down all the colors on one bird, without blending.

Then came back in with 065, my lightest blue to blend all the colors. I used a light touch and a combination of flicking lines in the direction of the feathers and also small circles to blend.

I ran the vellum cardstock through my Xyron sticker maker, adhered to a piece of  Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock and fussy cut out the birds. For the background layer, I used  Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock and the  6" X 6" Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Clouds to create the illusion of big fluffy clouds behind the birds.

On the inside I added a sentiment from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set - Free As A Bird. I added color with 048 and 071.

Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion Education Team members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

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