Sunday, February 19, 2012

Just A Note


I am finally getting around to trying some of the new stamps I received from Unity this month.   I have many stamps with bird images on them, but of course could not pass up another one that had such a beautiful bird cage on it.  I painted the little birds using my Stampin' Up Blender Pens.  They are really great because they give a more subtle color than using a marker directly on the image. I picked up a little color off of the underside of a stamp pad lid  with the blender pen, and applied it to the stamped image, and went over it a little more in the areas that I wanted a deeper color.   Really easy, no watercolors involved, so the paper does not warp at all.  Once I'm done with 1 color, I just brush the pen across a piece of scrap paper and it cleans off and is ready for a new color.

I'm entering this in several challenges-

Crazy 4 Challenges  CSC124 where the requirement is to use Stripes and Polka Dots
Case Study CSC78, where there is an inspiration photo
Lily Pad Patterned Paper Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I like the randon looking music background. It is very whimsical!
    That birdcage and the birds themselves are darling.

  2. love that image and the soft colouring :) Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study this week :)

  3. Very impressive bit of colouring there, Barb. You've got a wonderfully subtle blend from dark to light. Very pretty image, too.

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! Glad you like my fnished butterflies project. I am only just getting going with my machine and still feel a complete beginner, but you should see some of the stuff the experts produce! With the detail blade you can cut less than a millimetre... And one of our forum members cuts metalic vinyl that's only microns thick - so accurately that she cuts through the vinyl but not through the backing paper! I've still got a lot to learn. The Cricut is OK for basic stuff - it's how I started - but the Black Cat Cougar is in a different league entirely. Hope you keep an eye on my blog, and hopefully you'll see me making some progress! I'm still getting to grips with Inkscape, too - awesome (free!) drawing software, that is!!

    Have a great week,

  4. Such a pretty card, I just love the bird cage stamp and fab colouring, Luv Karen xx

  5. Lovely image and card! So glad you shared it with us at Lily Pad Cards!