Thursday, 28 March 2013

CB spring quintiles

 Panic set in when I realized just how little time I had left to do this months quintiles, followed by increasing panic when my original idea of blossom -laden trees just would not work.
Our long-suffering organiser Margaret agreed to give a few days grace - which I ungratefully overran - before awarding me a  huge black mark - many thanks, Margaret!
In desperation, I binned the trees, and searched my stamp heaps for inspiration, and came up with several sets of bird stamps - as the local birds are rapidly costing me a fortune in bird seed , peanuts and fat blocks/balls I thought  they were very appropriate to this perishing cold weather.
The top one used the main stamp from Chocolate Baroque Let your heart sing plate, stamped in black versafine onto a sponged distress ink background .The feather stamp on the background was from the Wise owl plate, stamped in versamark, clear embossed, then the card inked with distress inks.
The not very successful second tile started out with a background of glimmer mists over the foliage stamp from Tim Holtz urban tapestry set offset in green and blue inks - the image didn't fade into the background as much as I had hoped it would though. The bird image and the foliage were stamped again in black versafine and clear embossed - parts of the bird were highlighted with SU white craft reinker as my white gel pen decided not to co-operate.
I added distress stains round the edges in picket fence and burnished brass to add a bit of colour.