Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Inspired by Nature

Well, first of all I'd like to say a big thank you to Fleur at Allsorts - Why? Because this week's theme is right up my street, being inspired by nature. It is also half term, I've just bought some new stamps from Sheena Douglass's little bit sketchy range and have been itching to ink them up! Perfect timing! I've really enjoyed making this one.
I stamped the gorgeous blue tit on branch in Memento and coloured in with promarkers. I coloured over the promarkers with a versamarker and embossed in clear EP. I stamped the green branches in bottle, meadow and juniper Adirondack, then sponged the background using distress inks( Dusty concord, spun glass and shabby shutters) The top of the fir tree (Stampin' up) finished off the bottom edge. The background paper was made with Adirondack inks and shaving brushes (you use a circular motion, as with make-up brushes), then over stamped with the moments text (Hero arts) and the small pine sprigs (Tapestry stamps). This card would also fit the Sir Stampalot challenge, but hurry as there are only three days left! Thanks for looking and for leaving such lovely comments.


lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Sally. I love the background you've created. Our garden is full of blue tits at the minute darting all over the place. It's so nice to see them.
Hugs Lisax

Fleur said...

A lovely scene, Thanks for joining my nature challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Tracy said...

Another wonderful creation Sally, It's really gorgeous and your birdie is really cute.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jules said...

Fantastic work Sal.

That cute little bird looks so real and your background is awesome!!

Hope your week isn't going too quickly!!

Love Jules xx

Kay Carley said...

Love what you've done here Sally. xx

craftimamma said...

This is gorgeous Sally, I have a special fondness for the fiesty little bluetits, lol! They don't half tell you off when you go in the garden and they want to get into their little house to feed the babies. I always say they are little birds with big attitudes!

I love how you have built up the pretty picture and the colours on your backgrounds are lovely.

Lesley Xx

Sue said...

A beautiful piece of artwork Sally. I love the blue tit, one of my favourite birds. Sue.x

pinky said...

Wow Sally its gorgeous, certainly inspired by nature, gorgeous selection of stamps.

Tracey said...

Pretty colours, love all the techniques you used, thankyou for sharing xxx