These fun birds from Tim Holtz were a bit bigger than I anticipated so I resized them by stamping and scanning. They are colored with copics and enhanced with pencils. Pan Pastels were used to ground them. The panels behind the main image were created with glossy and the wrinkle free distress technique. I had forgotten to add glossy accents to their eyes but will go back and do that. A few stitches were added. Thanks for stopping by.
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 GMT Views: 5507
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bay City, MICHIGAN Posts: 17557
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 @ 12:49 PM
Could not help giggling at the clueless looks on the birds here!! Like, "Whaddaya talkin' about?" Your shading is impeccable - shadows in all the right places. Are the pan pastels like the ones SU used to sell? I never thought to use them for 'grounding' but it looks perfect when you do it - that and your great stitching!! Awesome funny card!!!
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Wed, Jan 28, 2015 @ 2:38 PM
Super CUTE Crazy Birds card, Nancy! I like the way you positioned them as though they are talking. Nice coloring, distress, layers of papers, and I like your hand stitches. I was glad to see when I got them, that they were facing three directions (right, left, front.) Lots more potential that way. Smart to resize them to better fit your A2 design. I knew they were gonna to be kinda big but when I got them, they were a little bigger than I anticipated. Looking forward to seeing what else you do with these fun stamps! Thanks for letting me know you posted. xx
Registered: December 15, 2011 Location: Abilene TX Posts: 11275
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 @ 3:41 PM
Oh, my gosh, I laughed out loud! I wondered what your first project with these would be! This is fabulous and so fun! Your coloring is fantastic, as always. I love both the panels behind and the background paper. Your signature stitching huts takes it over the top!
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 51853
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 @ 5:51 PM
Wow, wow, wow how FANTASTIC is this!!!!Nancy this is so terrific, I have never seen those fun birds. Your colouring is always incredible and nothing compares to the design layout of your cards. From your unique backgrounds to your signature stitching, this is so, so special my friend. I am disappointed that you used Pan Pastels.....I was hoping NOT to like them.....ohhh now I have to go shopping.....
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