Monday, February 23, 2015

Take Flight

Welcome back!  The Friday Mashup has a fun challenge this week-use the sketch shown or a flight theme, or "mash" it up and do both.

I decided to "mash" it up this week, although I did take a bit of liberty in my interpretation of the sketch.  I needed a card for my brother-in-law, and since he is an active outdoors person, I decided to turn to a long neglected, retired stamp "Young Vermilion" for the main image.

I started with a Kraft base then layered on a smaller piece of Under the Tree dsp.  Love that at least some of the designs can be used for something other than Christmas.  The bird was stamped on a piece of watercolor paper, then colored with various Classic inks and a blender pen.  I tried to match as close as possible the picture in my National Geographic bird book of the female of the Vermilion Flycatcher, but the color along the bottom of the chest is a bit darker than shown in the bird book.  My husband and I love birds, but we'd have to travel to the Southwest or Mexico to find this species of bird. Sounds like as good a reason as any to travel south!

Thanks for the visit and of course I'd love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment!  Be sure to use the link above to visit The Friday Mashup, there's still time to join in!



Product details:
Stamps:  Young Vermilion, Four You
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Textured Sahara Sand, Kraft, Under the Tree designer series paper, Watercolor paper
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Timber Brown Stazon
Other:  Blender Pen, Sponge, Neutrals Candy Dots


Lisa said...

What a terrific masculine card, love the clean lines and neutral colors!

Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Amy Kunkle said...

Hey Steph, great job on the sketch and theme! And I love that you colored the bird with your blender pens, he looks very life-like. Thanks for sharing over at the Friday Mashup. ~amy

Anonymous said...

Fabulous masculine cad and I LOVE birds! Pat Jandacek