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Monday, 8 July 2013

Fly, Blackbird Fly

Had this stamp for ages, loved the image, not got around to using it before. I'm very big on crows, ravens & so on.




I stamped the image in Versafine Onyx Black, then started sponging on Red inks- I used a mix of DI & Adirondacks.  I started with Festive Berries, working in from the edges, letting it fade out towards the centre.



At this point, I punched a circle out of a Post-it note, and placed it in the central pale area. I didn't want a completely white moon behind the tree. I followed on with Barn Door, then Red Pepper.







After these inks, I trimmed my image down to size, so I wouldn't lose the darker edges later.Then I carried on, adding darker reds- Cranberry, Raisin and finally Aged Mahogany. The two types of ink blend together without any problems, which greatly increases possibilities.




The finished image, with the mask removed, to give me a pale red moon, and some area of lighter colour behind the main bird.
 Matted this onto black card, then I wanted a red matt for that. The only red to hand was far too bright, so I cut my mat to size, and sponged the outside with Red Pepper & Aged Mahogany to bring it closer to what I wanted.





I thought that it needed a background, so I took a sheet of black pearl paper & stamped the image again, randomly around the outside in Versamark. I heat embossed this with Black detail powder.





I stuck this to the card front with DST, and mounted the image onto it.


I took a phrase that fits the image from another stamp set, Dark Boundaries, stamped it in Black Versafine onto paper & inked it with reds again.









Final addition was a Bird embellishment,  from Riverside Beads,which I coated in Versamark & Black glitter embossing powder, and stuck down with a little Pinflair Glue gel.







Supplies:
Stampendous Cling Stamp Crowscape
Cherry Pie Artstamps,  Dark Boundaries, De Stempelwinkel.
Adirondack inkpads, reds
Distress Inkpads, reds
Versafine Onyx Black
Versamark Pad
Black detail embossing powder



8 comments:

Monique said...

Beautiful, I love those colors!
xx

Myrna said...

Wow, what an amazing card and the tutorial is perfect.
Myrna

Winnie said...

Soooo pretty! Thanks for sharing the how to! I have seen cards like this and now I will try one. Thank you!!!

Hettie said...

This is stunning Shaz. I wonder why you haven't inked this before as it is a great stamp.
xx

Diana Taylor said...

A beautiful work of art and a great tutorial - I love the colour scheme and the stamp you used is fab. Thanks for dropping by my desk, hope you have a great week.

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous, so atmospheric
Rosie x

Lisa-Jane said...

Wow! What a striking and beautiful card! Thanks for visiting me and your comments too x

Roberta B said...

OH WOW!!!! this is awesome!!!! no words need to be said.. juat awesome! Roberta :-)

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