Greetings! The weeks are flying by, aren't they? Already it is time for another challenge over at Inkspirational! This time around, the challenge is to create a card using Markers or Pencils. I rarely work with Markers of Pencils, so this was indeed a challenge for me! It was further complicated by the fact that we are in the process of getting ready to move, and some time ago I packed up items in my craft room that are seldom used, and as you guessed it, that included markers and pencils! Golly gee, what to do....
I just happened to need to go over to the Office Supply Store as my computer was on the blink, and while there, checked out the fine arts aisle and treated myself to some new Watercolor Colored Pencils! (The ones in storage were just inexpensive ones, purchased in the toy aisle at the drug store, so I was really excited about opening these up and getting creative.)
I have been wanting to ink up my new Scribbly Birds by Dina Wakely and they seemed just right for this challenge. I stamped them with Black Archival Ink onto scrap white card, trimmed them and then colored them with a variety of colored pencils. Afterwards, I spritzed a bit of water onto my craft mat and blended the coloring with a small paint brush dipped in water. I really like how they turned out!
For my card base, I chose stencils by Red Lead Paperworks and stenciled the feathers and eggs with Distress Ink in colors I thought blended well with the birds. I next flicked drops of water onto the card base and removed bits of ink to mottle the card front. I finished with a stencil of Tim Hotlz's in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The edges of the card were distressed with Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Ink, too. The birds were also distressed with a bit of VP DI and mounted to the card front. I decided to mount the bluebird on foam dots. The sentiments are also by Dina Wakely. The top of the card is wrapped with ivory burlap string by May Arts and the twigs are from my back yard!
I hope you will pop over to Inkspirational and check out the gorgeous projects the Design Team created for you and then consider sharing a project of your own.
On a personal note, I wanted to share with you that we lost our dear sweet Standard Poodle, Josephine, earlier this week. She was in good health, though 14.5 years of age. It was quite a shock for us, and we miss her terribly. She was such a part of our family and gave us unconditional love and great joy. Here's to you, our dear Jojobean!