Feathers are Reminders …

PP580 – A Sketch Challenge from Anne Marie

The stamp set used here is one I’ve had for a while but only used one image from. The DSP is from StampinUp and reminded me of feathers and this stamp set from GKD, so here is my entry for the sketch challenge at Paper Players. There are times when covering up something as pretty as this paper seems like a crime so the sketch allowed me to use it and let it shine at the same time. The additional pp is from my stash and is a piece of mulberry paper. After stamping the Titmouse I looked it up on Google as I couldn’t remember what colours it should be. Some showed a beige brown and some showed a blue gray so I went with the blue gray. I Used a combination of pencils from both Inktense and Prisma to get the tone of how I wanted it to look. As well, I used some Sakura Glaze to highlight the blacks in the feathers. I cut several layers of the bird and glued them together for dimension and stability. Then using an MFT die that came with a stamp set I cut the sentiment and added a small navy bow to one end. The card base is a gray from GKD and I’m happy with the result.

10 thoughts on “Feathers are Reminders …

  1. Well, just WOW. Beautiful coloring on your bird and that fabulous patterned paper. SU does have the best patterened papers and usually double sided. Perfect take on the sketch. Looks like a winner to me.

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    1. Thanks so much Gayle. You just made my day as it is a slightly challenging one due to some construction going on in the house. Not sure I’ll get much of anything done and temporarily water is off.

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  2. So pleased you like this one Lisa. Since one of my BFF’s is a StampinUp demonstrator I am benefiting as she occasionally shares some of her stuff with me.

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  3. This looks like a winner to me too. That bird is colored so beautifully and those papers are a perfect background.

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  4. The feathery design of your background paper compliments your beautifully coloured bird perfectly Johanna. Love that sentiment too! Thanks for sharing with us over at The paper Players this week!

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  5. Johanna, this is lovely! I just love the shading on your little bird and that sentiment is truly beautiful. Wonderful mix of colors and patterns. Thank you so much for playing along with my sketch this week over at The Paper Players!

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