Sunday, June 28, 2015

Pheasant Birthday

Hello again!  I hope you've had a good weekend, and if you're in the areas of the country that are having severe weather, I hope you and your family are staying safe.

This afternoon I found time to make a birthday card for our a friend's upcoming birthday.  The sketch at Pals Paper Arts provided the perfect design.

Our friend is quite the outdoors enthusiast, so I thought the pheasant from Walk in the Wild would be a good image for his card. I stamped the image twice, once for the circle and one to water colored and fussy cut so the bird's tail would extend beyond the edge of the circle.

I tried to get as close as possible to the coloring of a pheasant's feathers.  Using an Aqua Painter, the body was colored with a combination of Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake, the head with Lost Lagoon and Watermelon Wonder. Pheasants have yellow eyes and slightly lighter colored yellow beaks, so I used Dijon for the eye and So Saffron for the beak.

Everything was a bit distressed and sponged with Crumb Cake, including the brick embossing to give it a bit more of a realistic look.  The brads are from the retired Vintage Trinkets.

As always your visit and comments are so appreciated!  Be sure to use the link above to visit PPA for fantastic inspiration and to join in.

I'll be back tomorrow night with my final card as a guest design team member for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge, so be sure to drop by!



Product details:
Stamps:  Walk in the Wild, Endless Birthday Wishes
Paper:  Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Lost Lagoon, Watercolor, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake, Tip Top Taupe, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Soft Sky
Other:  1", 1 1/4", 1 3/4", and 2" Circle punches, Burlap ribbon, Vintage Trinkets (brads), Brick Wall TIEF, Cutter Kit, Aqua Painter


Just a Thought... said...

Love this card!! Fabulous!! This is still hands down my favorite stamp set!! Thank you for the PPA this week!!

Marlene said...

Beautiful coloring. Love all the texture.

Anonymous said...

Wow! you did a wonderful job of coloring the pheasant. Great card through out!

Windy Ellard said...

Love the rustic look of your card and the fall colors you choose..thanks for playing along with the Pals sketch challenge this week!

Rae said...

Love it... Your coloring on the pheasant is outstanding! Thank you for playing PPA257!