Friday, 3 June 2016

Home Birds 2

Morning, Thank you so much for stopping by today. I am sharing a new card that I have made using Leonie's stamp and stencil collection. I have also used the beautiful House Martin Stamp from Clarity. This is a fairly large card measuring 10'' x 5''.

Using Stick n Spray from Crafters Companion, I stuck down the 'Home' mask to my cardstock. I added the birds using Black Archival ink. I also made masks for these using copier paper and used the spray to secure them over the image.

I used a couple of the flower stamps and added them in areas around my design, masking them in the same way as before. Then I took a variety of solid stamps from Leonie's collection to complete my design, hanging some of them in a string from the letters. I used the swirly foliage to connect the flowers.

I coloured the background blending, Cloudy Sky Adirondack, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire, keeping it darker around the edges. I wanted to highlight one of the birds so kept it very light in that area. I took of my masks and coloured the birds using a selection of alcohol markers, in red,orange and yellow.

Then I coloured my flowers using a selection of alcohol markers in various shades.

I took some plain white card to make my mat and coloured around the edges with Nuvo Mousse from Tonic Studios, the colour is Black Ash. It gives a really nice tone and shimmer, saves using black card but above all it's less harsh than black while still giving that extra drama to your finished card or project.

Finally I mounted onto my card and this is the finished piece. I do hope you like what I have shared today.

As you may know I am running a draw via Facebook today. Good luck. The winning comment will be randomly drawn on Sunday and the winner announced on my Monday Morning post and receive my lovely handmade Art Journal.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and thanks so much for all of your lovely comments, I really do love reading them all and try to keep up to date with replies. Take care xx


  1. Really bright,beautiful and tropical card today. As ever an amazing step by step explanation of how you created it.
    Not on Facebook so didn't know about the journal,nor unfortunately can I go in the draw. I'm sure that it will go to a good home. It looks beautiful and very generous of you to give away a piece of your art work.
    Thank you for sharing. Nicola x

    1. Thank you so much Nicola. I am thrilled that you like it. I will be doing a draw just for the blog very soon so you wont miss out. Thank you so much for your comments I really like to read them.xx

  2. Hi Nick, thanks for the tutorial for this beautiful card, the colours are beautiful! It is so nice to see all your work these days. Take care. Love Jean xxx

  3. Good morning Nick, I came across your beautiful card after Jean shared it on facebook. Colours are stunning and you give a very clear and easy to follow insight of how you put it all together. You have me thinking of getting my stamp out, I started buying stamps inks inkers (I mean the sponge on the wooden thingy) and blocks, had one little play then packed them all away. But make it understandable Thank you for sharing your talent x

  4. Fantastic Nick I love the colours and the House Martin stamp is beautiful
    Hope you are OK? Hugs Janet xxx

  5. Fantastic Nick I love the colours and the House Martin stamp is beautiful
    Hope you are OK? Hugs Janet xxx

  6. Hi Nick. Beautiful card and your tutorial is so helpful and easy to follow. I love the colours you've used with this one

  7. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card and tutorial. You always give me inspiration x

  8. A thank you Nick. The card today is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this. I am another one who doesn't do Facebook but goid luck to all those that do.