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!


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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 :)

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

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


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