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

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

  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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