When I went to the stamp convention back in April I saw a card made with this chickadee stamp that was just gorgeous, I loved the layers, they had done theirs in tones of blue, I just had to get it and I had in mind I wanted to do it for my sisters birthday. This card is a 5x7 size.
I started by looking at images of chickadees and when I saw pictures of ones with yellow bellies I just new that is the way I had to go since my sister likes yellow. I decided instead of doing all paper piecing like the one I saw I would color the belly area and just piece in the parts that were dark. As I was stamping on the dark paper so that I could cut out those pieces I realized why they didn't use dark pieces on their example, it is really hard to see dark ink on dark paper. I was going to pop up those areas but it just didn't look right so I just glued them directly on top.
I first started by stamping the whole stamp onto the patterned paper. Coloring in the branch. Then I stamped again unto my white cardstock and colored with my Spectrum noir markers the birds, then I cut them out and then finished by doing the dark areas with paper piecing. I added their eyes in with some black enamel dots so they would stand out. Finished off with a sentiment and corner detail and a few clear dots to give the look of early morning dew.
Stamplistic - Chickadees colored w/markers and paper pieced dark areas and birds
DCWV - Timeless Texture Stack papers
Enamel Accents - black for eyes
Spellbinders - 5x7 matting basics die and Special birthday sentimentsstamp
Poppystamps - Colonade corner die
Our Daily bread designs - Mini tag dies
Faux pen stitching
We actually have a cooler day today in the 80's and less humidity, we have some outdoor fun planned today :) Hope you have some good weekend plans
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,