Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Ally Pally (3) Special Bird
The stamp is called "Special Bird" and is a Woodware clear stamp which comes with two sentiments.
This card was a new venture for me as it's the first time I have used my Chameleon pens to colour a complete stamped image. I've only had them for a few days and have to say that I've found them much harder to use than they seem to be when demonstrated on the television.
I had a play with them for over two hours and came to the conclusion that I'll find them much easier to use on small rather than larger areas. The flowers were not too much trouble but the body of the bird took quite a bit of time to do compared to my Pro Markers. It's said that practise makes perfect so I'll have to do a lot more practising I think. The background (sky) was coloured by rubbing chalks on at the end and finally I put glossy accents on the bird's eye.
I cut out the complete image and mounted onto some blue card, put a strip of white card near the bottom and with foam pads attached the sentiment, which came in a big pack of mixed sentiments that I bought from The Works for £1. I finished off with blue Dewdrops by Papermania. They were left overs from a couple of years ago. I'd bought them to use on the Woodware Bubble wreath and baubles stamps. The card is a DL size.
I'd like to enter this card into "The Crafty Cardmakers and More" blog With Wings Challenge.