I recently acquired the Best Birds bundle and though it would be perfect for this sketch. I started by stamping a masked circle on the Crumb Cake base with the Hardwood background stamp. To do this, I used the largest size Circle framelit to cut a mask from thin copy paper. Once the circle was cut out, I laid the copy paper over my card base and stamped on top leaving just the area exposed by the circle for my stamped image. Copy paper works best because it is thin and gives a crisp outer edge to your stamped image.
All the pieces you see here were stamped onto watercolor paper--with Early Espresso ink--and cut out with the coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits. I colored each piece with a combination of [retired] Blendabilities markers and Stampin' Write markers. My colors are Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight. I love the springtime look of this combination! I tried to show you in this pic the liberal application of Wink of Stella on the birdie but that darn Stella is difficult to capture "on film"! Trust me, though, she sparkles!
Just a touch of stamping on the inside and coloring with Blendabilities and Stampin' Write markers again. I really like this stamp set. The images are so pretty and detailed and there are a bunch of wonderful sentiments--love the fonts too!
Be sure to check out all the wonderful inspiration from the rest of The Paper Players design team--you will love the variety of creativity on display there! Maybe you will join us before the challenge closes on Friday, March 31st at Noon (PST). Thanks for stopping by, friends!
The Paper Players Design Team