Birds in a row

I dropped into a newspaper and magazines store a few weeks ago to look for a papercraft magazine.  I don’t have a subscription anymore so I thought I would treat myself during the summer.  There were no papercraft or card magazines at all so I started browsing through some of the painting magazines.  I ended up buying a magazine from Quebec which contained mainly articles written in French.  Even though I don’t speak French the magazine was full of inspiration both for painting (I teach an art class to 10-15 year olds) and stamping.  I saw ideas for colour combinations, layouts and content.

This card was inspired by a couple of paintings by Noriko Imaï .  I used the brayer to create the background, inking it up with more than one ink at a time.  As  you can see I wasn’t aiming for complete or even coverage,  I wanted texture and colour.  I stamped the birds in versamark, then embossed in white before adding colour with markers.  I dragged the markers across the three images randomly applying mustard, turquoise and green.

The bird strip is popped up a little and the “just for you” tab had to be distressed so it would blend in.  The look is a little different to my usual creations but I think it works.


Stamps: Of the Earth, Teensy Tiny Wishes
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard,  Garden Green, Versamark
Cardstock: Whisper White, More Mustard
Also:  White e.p.

6 Comments on “Birds in a row”

  1. Wow, Heather, you are so talented! I’m so glad I found your blog. This is absolutely beautiful and you must be one of the greatest art teachers ever!

  2. Kez says:

    Wow that background is amazing! Haven’t been too adventurous with my brayer yet, but must give it a try. TFS

  3. Donelda says:

    wow, what awesome texture you achieved!!! And I LOVE how you achieved the multi colored birds!! Too bad Alberta and Ottawa wern’t a bit closer together … we could have a lot of fun creating together 🙂

  4. This is gorgeous and indeed inspiring! Beautiful creation, Heather.

  5. LaNell says:

    I just love you creations. I really like your style and color choices. I’ll be visiting BITS & PIECES often.

  6. dianequinlan says:

    Very nice card! I don’t use the braver often….but this makes me want to play with it! Thank you for sharing.

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