My sweet friend and fabulous artist for Cornish Heritage Farms, Asela Hokins, sent me her latest release of wonderful stamps and I wanted to use just about my favorite image from her Bird Sampler set, the hummingbird. I used CPS56 for my layout and choose Memory Box's new Aerial papers to work with. Here are the results:
The CPS layout was actually portrait but I had to turn it landscape to fit in this beautiful scene! The bird is stamped in Adirondack Pitch Black on Curious Iridescent Cryogen White shimmer cardstock (my fav!) and colored with Copic markers.
First, I airbrushed the background with Copic B00-Frost Blue while the image was still in my Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Oval die -- that will leave you with the white around the edges that looks like a mat.
Then I colored the hummingbird, using these Copic markers:
The blending technique I used on the whole scene is this . . . I start with my darker shade, in this case, B24-Sky and lay down the darker blue where I want the darkest shading:
Then I came back with the lighter blue, B21-Baby Blue to blend the two colors together:
Easy Blending 101! I used this same technique for the bird and leaves as well. Next, I decided I wanted a little darker mat of color around my focal image, but not wanting to add any more layers that I didn't think would fit on the card, I decided to just outline the white scalloped edge with the B21 marker. I also did this to the morning glory light blue paper underneath the bird image, just to make it pop a little more against the other patterned paper.
Here's a closeup of the finished image:
Four Making Memories blue brads secure the blue strip of paper to the background and then I added the beautiful "Many Thanks" stamped sentiment in Adirondack Espresso ink, to match the brown in the printed paper.
You can check out Asela's other new spring stamp releases here -- they are all gorgeous sets! Happy Easter!