I started out using an old bg made with acrylic paint and stamped here and there to make a collage. I also used some TH embossing glaze on some of the images and gold embossing powder. I dry embossed the entire sheet using a diamond ef and sanded some of it to lighten up the colors. Then I added some chunky ep and did free form stitching and doodling. The diamond border is a distressed deconstructed piece of cardboard. I drew the crown, brushed it with gesso and added that to my bird. I finished it off with a snarky Tim Holtz word phrase.
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 GMT Views: 375
Registered: February 19, 2011 Location: Fullerton, CA Posts: 5556
Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 7:14 PM
Oh Polly this is fabulous. I love everything about it. The diamonds in the bg are wonderful but then so is the bird, the hat, the sentiment, the doodling...well, like I said, I love everything about it. Awesome card.
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Fri, Apr 16, 2021 @ 10:50 PM
I don't know which my favourite bit of this is, Polly. The subtle sanding is great, the doodling looks like an integral part of the design, musical birds are always a favourite. I also really like the diamond border.