Monday, 28 December 2009

Brother's Birthday

We have several family members who have birthdays very close to Christmas and the New Year, and my brother is one of them. I saw this lovely image of a Golden Eagle when I took part in the Tuesday Taggers Blog Hop and thought it would be perfect for him. It is from Delicious Doodles by Teresa Sherman - isn't he stunning?  I coloured it with promarkers. I used shades of warm greys on the rocks and Mustard on his feet and beak. Then I used a mixture of sandstone, tan and caramel for the paler areas and cocoa, cinnamon, burnt sienna and walnut for the darker feathers. I used my blender pen to lighten the area at the edge of his wings too. the background papers have been in my stash for at least 5 years and I didn't have much left, but I think the one on the left is a PSX one. I used a martha stewart punch, my oval nesties and a sentiment stamp by Clarity stamps. Those Christmas presents are getting some good use! Thanks for looking!


June said...

wow this is so gorgeous sally, i love the eagle and its so unusual
love and happy new year from June xxx

chris said...

Your Brother will be thrilled with this Sally, your colouring in is AMAZING. have a lovely day
love chris xXx

Lynne K said...

Stunning card, Sally. The eagle & background paper go really well together. I think you're right that the paper is PSX. I've still got a bit somewhere! Must get the eagle - I know a couple of people who would love it.

brenda said...

Hi Sally

What fantastic coluring, clearly you needed those PM's more than me because I never achieved anything that wonderful.

Happy New Year.

B x

Cath Wilson said...

That's a great image (where did you find it?) but it's also BEAUTIFULLY coloured. I'm seriously impressed, being the birdlover I am, lol. It's a great card, Sally :)

Debbie Dolphin said...

im sure nyour brother will ove this.Its very masculine and stunning
debbie xx

Teri said...

Love the Masculine colours here - hope he liked the card (if he has it yet that is!!)
Teri xx