New Birds and Flowers by Dot Leathbridge

 Hi everyone.
we have had the most glorious Spring weather in
Australia over the past couple of weeks.

Lots of birds being very busy and
flowers starting to show us how beautiful they are.

That was my inspiration for today's mixed media card.

The new stamps from Rubber Dance are now my favourite!
And these gorgeous Sketchy Birds are just brilliant.
Susanne, you have nailed it.

I've got a few process steps for you which
shows you how this card was created.

The first thing was to choose my stamps.
I've used stamps from Sketchy Birds and Sketchy Flowers #3
They were stamped onto white card and cut out with a
thin white border around each image.

Seeing as I had Spring in mind, I've used pink, white 
and umber paint on my gel plate.

Before taking the print I used a flower from 
Sketchy Flowers #3 to stamp onto the wet paint.

Then I pulled the print.
Now you might be thinking that it looks a little patchy?
It was perfect for what I had in mind.
All I wanted was a quick background to play on.

After trimming the card down I used my fingers to add
some white paint to some of the edges.

There was some left over white paint on my craft sheet
which came in handy for some extra stamping.

I wanted to add some background stamping.
The easiest way for me to work out where to stamp is to
place the loose images onto the card and see where 
the gaps are.

After stamping some extra images I filled the images
with white paint.
It really made the hearts pop.
These gorgeous hearts are from Beautiful Words.

To colour the images I used water colours as I think 
this works well with a gel print background.

And here is the finished card again.

I really enjoyed making this card.

The stamps used are:

Rubber Dance stamps are very generous with 
the amount of stamps in each set.
It makes it very easy to start having fun without
buying dozens of sets.

If you are in Australia and would like Rubber Dance stamps
then you'll find them at Ink Art Designs.
We have lots of new stamps just in, including the last release.

I hope you join us over on facebook. 
Our Design Team shares inspiration everyday
and you can share your makes as well.

Wishing everyone a really crafty day.

Dot x


Beautiful bird card! So pretty!
Thank you for posting the Cat Lover's Hop!
Mac Mable said…
I enjoyed reading the process and what a beautiful card Dot x.

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