Friday, August 28, 2009

more bluebirds....

Here is the full Rejoicing Bluebirds image I teased you with the other day...the image is laid out in such a way that it can be divided into 3 parts - the birds on the branch, the sentiment, and the branch above. Rather than making myself crazy masking, I cut my stamp up - now I have 3 stamps that can be used alone or together, rearranged, or whatever fits my card! These little birds are so stinkin' cute...
I wanted make my focal panel an oval, so I arranged my stamps on the acrylic block first, stamped, and then trimmed out my image. I stamped the branch 3 more times, then painted and cut the flowers out to piece around the edge of my little scene. I watercolored with reinkers...the nice thing about reinkers, if you use water-based dye inks (I used Ranger Adirondack ink here) is that you can leave them to dry in your palette, then come back and revive them again with a little water. I layered a corner of a square cake doilie underneath the oval, then tacked on a baby rick-rack bow - this is a Bow-Easy one too, but I didn't get it very tight. Each flower center is filled with micro glass beads.

Have a great weekend!
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  1. Awee...this is adorable! I love everthing about this one!

  2. I love this stamp from Heartfelt Creations! I bought it awhile back and I haven't used it yet. What a beautiful idea on how to layer it!

  3. this is wonderful....the coloring on the birds is especailly lovely!!

  4. This is beautiful...Great job! ~Olena~