Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Beautiful Parakeets

Hi everyone. I've just emailed Barbara my piece for Jane's Inspiration Day and next month's Claritystamp samples are coming along nicely, so I thought I'd take a quick break and do a bit of blogging. It's so nice to have everything working again!

For today's card I did two of the parakeet panels in monochrome and one in vibrant colour.

Quite often when I have colouring to do I'll take everything down to the dining room as I can spread it out all over the table. This is a photo I took of the making of this card - I think I need a bigger table!

I stamped three panels then coloured two of them in shades of grey (not 50!) I used ProMarkers as a base layer then added some shading with Spectrum Noir pencils.

I then masked all of the birds off so that I could add the clouds.

I repeated the same procedure for the middle panel, but this time using bold colours for contrast.

To finish it off I cut each panel out, matted and layered them and added the word "Beauty" to the coloured panel. The surround for this was cut with a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two die.

Who's a pretty boy then?!

Stamps Used



  1. this is so striking. love it. it stood out on telly, hugs xx

    1. Thanks Theresa. Hugs to you too. x

  2. I love this card, and the stamp. Lovely technique with the bright colours in the middle. Breally nice. Xx

    1. Thanks Amanda. It is a great stamp. x

  3. Lovely as always Lynne, must have taken you ages to mask all those parrots :-) x

  4. Really clever Lynne, love the balance of the bright colours and the shades of grey...

  5. I love the contrasting panels, so effective xx


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