Friday, 16 June 2017

Theme and Sketch Inspiration

Still plenty of time to enter this month's Stamplorations Theme & Sketch Challenge and today the team is showing more projects to inspire you on the Stamplorations blog.

As I followed the theme but not the sketch last time, I am using the sketch for this card.

I started by my focal image, the bird from the Trendy Birds 2. First I inked and stamped it using water soluble inks (Ecoline pens), spritzing the stamp with water before touching the paper. I also sprayed the paper lightly to get more of the feathery effect.
Then I stamped the image again, this time with black dye ink.

To create the arc in the bottom corner, I used the smaller birds, going from dark to light.
I then stamped the sentiment, by combining 2 of those included in the same Trendy Birds 2 set.

For the background, I added Distress inks through the Retro Circles stencil and Shutters Mini.
I die-cut the panel down to card size using the Crazy Double Running Stitch die set.

Finally, with  enamel accents in Orchid, I added 3 dots bottom right and the bird's pupil too.

Do check out my teamies' makes on the Stamplorations blog and do create something on the Family theme and/or following the sketch for a chance to win some Stamplorations goodies...

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the The Artistic Stamper and Penny Black and more challenges.



  1. Very much my kind of colour palette Christine, really like the composition of this one.

    B x

  2. Love those stamps Christine and love your take on the sketch. Fabulous design for this card.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  3. Très belle interprétation de ce sketch avec cette envolée d'oiseaux, c'est très original! bizz et bon week end! Sylvie

  4. Those colours are so pretty together and I like your idea of the 'feathered' effect. :)

  5. Popped back to thank you for joining our June challenge at Penny Black and More,running rather late at the moment !
    B x

  6. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
    x Daniela (DT)

  7. Love the colours you used for this artistic card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x

  8. Beautiful creation, love the stenciled background.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

  9. Such a pretty card. Super design.
    Hugs Flo xx