Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wild Birthday

Hello again!

A quick post to share the card made for this week's sketch challenge at Paper Players.  It offers a lot of options and was perfect for the masculine birthday card I wanted to make.

I decided to use the quail image from Walk in the Wild, which was the perfect size to use as the focal point in the sketch.

The base is one of the new In Colors, Tip Top Taupe.  After using it for this card I am in love with this neutral!  I stamped it with the Hardwood stamp in the same color, then used my Stampamajig to line up and stamp the sentiment.

The quail was stamped on Watercolor paper, then the background laid on with an Aquapainter.  After that dried I added the grass and used a marker to create more "grass" in the background.  A Blender pen was used to color the detail on the bird and stump.

The water color image was layered with Basic Black and Soft Sky card stock.  The black really made the image pop.  Antique brads were then added to the horizontal piece of Basic Black as a finishing touch.

Thanks so much for the visit! I'd love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment.  Be sure to use the link above to join in the fun at Paper Players, or at least pop over and enjoy all the great inspiration!  Take care!



Product details:
Stamps:  Walk in the Wild, Wetlands, Hardwood, Bring on the Cake
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Basic Black, Soft Sky, Watercolor
Ink:  Tip Top Taupe, Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Craft Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Other:  Antique Brads, Blender Pen, Aquapainter, Stampamajig


laurie said...

This is an awesome masculine card, I just love the watercolor background. Perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Jaydee said...

Fabulous Stef. this set is on my wish list and you confirmed that I really need to get it :-) I love the watercoloring. Gorgeous card. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

Anne Marie Hile said...

Stef, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the woodgrain background. Wow! Thank you so much for playing along with my sketch this week at The Paper Players! :)