There is a new challenge blog around from Chocolate Baroque and because I have a vast collection of their stamps I thought I should definitely take part. This month they have given us colours to use as our inspiration - the three primaries plus green and you can read all about it HERE. I've chosen to use Distress inks to make my background and also another piece which has been stamped with one of the birds from the Doodle Birds/Doodle Butterflies collection (it's possible this particular stamp hasn't actually been inked prior to today) although I have used some of the others in the sets which I've had for a while. I started by pressing ink pads onto a glass mat and spritzing with water before dragging watercolour paper through to pick up colour, spritzing again with water to get the lighter piece. The darker background was over stamped using part of the bird stamp and using all the colours, sponged around the edges and then sprayed with Glimmer Mist marshmallow which has given it a nice sheen in real life. The bird panel was cut out with Spellbinder dies and the sentiment stamped onto a strip of the left over inked card; a ribbon and some gems complete this card.
Distress Ink Pads - Worn Lipstick, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint
Stamp - Chocolate Baroque Doodle Bird
Dies - Spellbinder