I inked the bird with pumice stone distress ink and spritzed it onto watercolor paper. I used the misti, as I knew I would be layering colors, and couldn't have done it without this awesome tool! While the ink was still wet, I added some other shades, weathered wood, iced spruce, and frayed burlap, gathered twigs, and ground espresso with my watercolor brush. When that dried, I carefully inked the stamp in sections, using my distress minis to put color where I wanted it on the stamp. Then I stamped over the image, and all the lovely detail came back. Love. My. Misti.
I cut a mask of the bird, then used my other favorite tool, my Clarity stencil brushes, to brush some tumbled glass, salty ocean, shabby shutters, and pine needles around the image. Finally, I finished with the verse, which I stamped with rich cocoa Memento ink.
I mounted the panel onto a card base, and called it finished. I had to walk away, as the urge to do more was almost irresistible!
So, I am adding my card to these challenges:
The Daily Marker - Day five of 30 day color challenge
Addicted To Stamps - # 201 Anything Goes
Less Is More - One Layer challenge - theme is Time
Little Red Wagon - 349 It's Summertime!
How many of you think that now that I took the picture I went back and added something? Well, I'm proud to say I did not. The more I look at it, I kind of like the simplicity of it. It's growing on me.
But, now I need to make another card so I can play with my embellishments.
Thank you for visiting today. I'll be back tomorrow with day six of the color challenge. Enjoy your weekend!