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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.

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.

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


Monique said...

Beautiful, I love those colors!

Myrna said...

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

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.

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 :-)