Sunday 8 December 2013

Two little dickie birds

sitting in a tree (well flowers for my card). The title came from a rhyme my Mum used to say to me, one was called Peter and one called Paul. While making this card they verse constantly went around my head.

This card definitely evolved from the birds I stamped and coloured, I used alcohol pens and triple embossed with clear powder. The background needed to be colourful but dark to help the birds stand out from it. I used salty ocean, peacock feathers and picked raspberry and smooshed them randomly onto white card. The birds needed something to perch on so I reached for the flowers from the Punky Flowers and stamped and coloured them with water colour pencils. I added clear Wink of Stella glitter, I think the photograph shows how rich these pens are with sparkle. To create a border I stamped one of the flower heads with picked raspberry randomly around the edge. Finally, I used a bright pink, black and bright blue card to triple mount, highlighting the colours I used.
Thanks for visiting. Debbie.


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Debbie, I love the birds and they look great sitting on the flowers. The colours are so vibrant they really make the birds pop.

Sue x

Paula (PEP) said...

Thank you for describing how this evolved - very helpful & encouraging for me personally. I particularly like the way you perched that left bird on his flower - the claws fit perfectly around the petal & the way he overhangs the matted layers is so effective. The pink 'mist' exuding from your far left deep pinky-red flower also caught my eye & I love the triple matting.
Paula (PEP)