Sunday, 22 May 2016

Feathery Forest

Morning, Today I am sharing a card I made using the beautiful new Stamps from Bee Crafty. I hope you managed to catch the Launch Shows On Hochanda on Friday. If you missed them, don't worry, they are still available at Hochanda on their catch up feature. You can find this by visiting the TV Schedule and picking Friday 20th May. These really are beautiful set of stamps and the detail is amazing.


To start I cut a piece of parchment and a piece of velvet card, both 8'' Square. The I cut 1 cm from each side of the velvet card. This was done so that when the parchment is folded later they will end up identical in size.


I stamped the large twisted feather 3 times onto copier paper and cut out to make my masks. Then using stazon white ink I stamped the feather around my parchment to make a frame, I used the masks whenever  needed, when there was an overlap.


When I had finished this I took a medium and larger ball tool and embossed the feathers to highlight areas, especially around the edges being careful to keep all of the detail. 


When this was complete and after the parchment had rested, I scored and folded each edge at 1/2 cm and 1 cm to give a raised frame with a tab to secure to my base card. Taking a two pin tool, I pierced around the inner feather design and then using my pergamano snips, I removed the centre.








I traced around this onto copier paper to make a mask for the images I was going to make on the velvet card.


The I carefully lined up the parchment frame with my card so I could accurately place the mask and secured lightly with temporary adhesive.. Then I took my Black Soot Distress Ink and blending tool and coloured around the mask. This was done to enhance the parchment and show the lovely detail in the feathers. Then I removed the mask.


Then taking the medium curled feather and the two smaller feathers, I stamped them onto my card. Going from large to small to add perspective. I then placed a moon mask  where I was going to add my night sky, slightly over one of the stamped images.


I started at the bottom of my landscape and added the hills, making sure I matched up wherever there was a feather/tree. For the hills I used Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress ink and blended from darker on the edges and lighter where the moonlight would be and to add a path effect.

For the sky, I used Faded Jeans first, getting lighter towards the moon, Then blended through with Blueprint Sketch and Finally Chipped Sapphire, keeping darker towards the edges and lighter towards the focal point and moonlight. I finished off with a few starts that I added using a Sharpie White marker. I used red liner tape to secure the parchment to my stamped card.


I hope you have enjoyed my step by step and the card I have shared today. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for the lovely comments. I will be sharing some more cards using these lovely stamps so hope you will stop by again very soon. I have a lovely Project coming up tomorrow using Leonie's new Stamp Collection. Take care xx

14 comments:

  1. Oh wow! This is so beautiful and atmospheric Nick. Love your parchment work and the way you have created such a realistic scene that I feel that I could walk through it. Your explanation of what you have done and how you have done it is so detailed now that it would "easy" to follow this and create something similar,although never as good!
    Thank you so much for sharing and all the time you have taken creating this and explaining it all. Nicola x

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    1. Thank you so much Nicola. I do really enjoy parchment, you can really create something so different with it when you mix it up. I am so please to hear you think the step by step would be good to follow.I find it hard sometimes and wonder if it makes sense. Take care xx

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  2. The stamps from Bev (and Sam of course) are amazing. I just watched the shows last night and I always learn so much.

    Your card is yet again a work of art and must have taken you hours.

    Thank you as always for sharing and giving us your detailed instructions.

    Happy Sunday.
    Elaine

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    1. They really are the most beautiful stamps to use Elaine, Thank you so much for your comments, I am thrilled that you like what I have done here with them. The time just flies by, I get lost in the project. I am really pleased that the details are okay to follow. Take care xx

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  3. Stunning I love how I "take a walk" through your card and another brilliant step by step but there is no way I could ever make one thing as beautiful as this. Hugs Janet xxx

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  4. Stunning I love how I "take a walk" through your card and another brilliant step by step but there is no way I could ever make one thing as beautiful as this. Hugs Janet xxx

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    1. Thank you Janet, Good to hear that the step by step is okay. I bet you could make it just as well. Why not give it a try sometime.Take care.xx

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  5. WOW, this is stunning Nick. I love how you've used the feathers as trees and your parchment work is beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Katrina xx

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    1. Thank you Katrina, I am over the moon that you like what I did with the feathers. I do love parchment and like to try different things. Take care xx

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  6. Fantastic Nick! I really like that background, very atmospheric, Jane :) X

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine, Glad you like it xx

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  8. Fantastic and thank you for the detailed instructions.

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    1. You're welcome, So pleased that you like the result. Thank you so much xx

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