Birds at night

Birds on a wire

This card is inspired by a photograph taken by Luz Adriana Villa A and shared on flickr. I saw it on Pinterest.

The sky took a while to build up as I sponged from the outside in, with three blues. I used a little light blue at the beginning, the darkest blue at the end but the majority of the sponging was done with Memento Danube Blue. I positioned the moon mask first and stamped the birds before I did any sponging so that I could vary the depth of colour around the image. After I removed the moon mask I tore little strips out of the sticky part of a post-it note to create a very thin cloud like shape.


Stamps: Birds on a wire, Free Flight (PB)
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Paris Dusk & Danube Blue (Tsukineko)

28 Comments on “Birds at night”

  1. This is a magical card. With the depth you have achieved. Beautiful! xo, Marian

  2. Uschi says:

    Ganz phantastisch ist diese Karte. Ich bin begeistert!

    Liebe Grüße

  3. Gabby says:

    Fab monochromatic card! Great sky and moon. I can envision using this technique with many images I have. TFS the details. 🙂

  4. Dianne says:

    Heather you are TOO MUCH, this card is stunning I love it, thanks again for sharing and inspiring us all..

  5. cathy says:

    This is amazing Heather, your sponging technique is so awesome! Cathy x

  6. Karin says:

    Wonderful card, very pretty!!

  7. Elaine says:

    Love the way you’ve inked the moon – very atmospheric!

  8. Denise says:

    My first reaction….Oh This is just soooo gorgeous…superb card…hugs..Denise (UK)z=xx

  9. Francie in Montreal says:

    What fabulous sponging! You’ve created such a haunting scene. The moon is particularly eerie and the clouds you’ve created are simply perfect. I’m wowed by it.

  10. joanvanc says:

    Gorgeous card and fantastic that you can do with with just ink. Wow. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Judy says:

    Beautiful! i love the wonderful effects that you achieve with ink.

  12. Vicki B says:

    You really created a beautiful scene!!!

  13. Claude TECHER says:

    ta carte est magnifique !

  14. genamarie {stormy} howard says:

    i dont understand what you mean about tearing pieces of the post it note to make the moon wih the clouds. can you explain it like your talking to a 5 yr old for me? im confused!

  15. Debby J says:

    Love that card!! That is the kind of card I would never throw away and would put it on display!!

  16. Phenomenal – love how you made those clouds over the moon and the disappearing wire, where the birds are sitting on

  17. Lindsey says:

    Wow, gorgeous. What else is there to say?

  18. Mary H. says:

    As always, I’m so fascinated & impressed by your sponging technique (I’m still trying to get it right!). This has such depth & mystery…I think it might be one of your best yet (then again, I’m not sure! . It is just lovely. TFS

  19. Susan Bolton says:

    Love it! Thanks for sharing:)

  20. Pamela G says:

    Monochromatic yet bursting with colour. Brilliant!

  21. What a lovely combination of image and sentiment! That’s one of the keys to a stylish card! The colour appplication is first class! My Grandfather used to do raised Japanese lacquer work and he tore a paper edge and blew fine powder from it to form clouds….still don’t know how he achieved it! Super card…more involved than first meets the eye! :O) TFS!

  22. Sally J says:

    So incredibly beautiful with the most perfect sentiment! I love your technique and really appreciate the videos you’ve created.

  23. Darnell says:

    This is enchanting beyond words, Heather. I’m in awe.

  24. DianeL says:

    You outdid yourself with this beauty – thanks so much for sharing

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