Whilst I was sat enjoying my first coffee of the morning yesterday, I was hoping to get some inspiration for a project to use my Zig Clean Colour pens. A little brown bird flew down and landed on the table next to me (no idea what it was, but boy oh boy did it have a set of lungs on it!). It chortled away to itself for a short while, before losing interest and hopped off to scrabble around under the rose bush in search of breakfast instead.
I had a rummage through the crafty stash and found a flower stamp and bird stamp and the idea was born.
From the crafty stash:
A4 sheet Kraft card
Watercolour card – 14.2 x 14.2cm
“Vintage Sepia” Versafine ink pad
Perfect Medium in pad; Ranger
Leaf stamp from “Layered Roses” stamp set from DaliART
Flower from “Flower Garden”; Stamper’s Anonymous
Bird from “Botanical Birds”; Craft Emotions
Bee from an old set by Prima Marketing, I don’t recall the name
Sentiment stamp; Inkylicious
“Gold” embossing powder; Papermania
Quickie Glue Pen
Zig Clean Colour Pens; Kuretake (Light Pink, Pink, Bright Yellow, Light Green, Oatmeal, Beige, Brown, Light Grey, Tea Rose, Flesh)
How I made it:
I cut a strip of the Kraft card, measuring 14.8cm wide along the length of the card; folded it in half to create a 14.8cm square card blank.
On the watercolour card, I stamped the bird in the bottom right-hand corner, and a mixture of the flowers and leaves in the top left-hand corner, using Versafine.
TIP -Versafine works brilliantly with watercolour paints, Spectrum Aqua Pens and Zig Clean Colour pens
In order to get a layered look, I made a mask by stamping the flower design onto a post-it and cutting it out. I could then cover each flower in turn, to stamp the leaves around it. I then stamped the small bee on the right-hand side of the panel.
I coloured the image using the Zig Clean Colour pens and blended the colours with a water brush. I also added a thin grey line to the underside of the flowers, leaves and bird in order to create the effect of a shadow, to try and make them stand off the page.
Once the colour was completely dry, I then edged the panel using a Quickie Glue Pen and heat embossed this with gold coloured embossing powder.
I stamped the sentiment using Perfect Medium and heat embossed this using the same gold embossing powder.
I was not happy with how dark the bird looked, so using the water brush, I removed some of the paint from the bird and then applied tea rose, flesh and light pink, to make it appear a little brighter.
I stuck the panel onto the front of the card blank and then added some Glossy Accents to the bee for some added interest.
Here’s some photos of the finished card. I hope you like it. Have a lovely Friday and enjoy the long weekend 😊