Autumn songbird

Hi there; it’s a special day! Not only am I hanging out on The Foiled Fox blog today, I also have a video to for you! I first used the Concord & 9th ‘songbird’ set last winter and incorporated the pine boughs, leaves and berries. This time I went for an autumn theme and used distress inks and distress stains as I seem to constantly be doing right now. I may need to mix things up a bit around here.

I have shared a few no-line colouring projects here lately where I stamped with antique linen ink; this project could also be considered no-line colouring but I stamped the outline images in brown, yellow or grey, colours I then used for painting. As the bird and leaves were not too fiddly I cut masks out so I could have leaves peeping out from behind things.

I worked once again with a fairly limited palette of fossilized amber, brushed corduroy, pumice stone, stormy sky and black soot, basically grey, blue and yellow tones.

When it came to the sentiment I decided to pull out the C&9 ‘grateful for everything’ set  because I love the words and that funky script. I added splatter and some sponging which filled the background a little making it appear lest stark.

I would love to know if you have some favourite ‘all year round’ stamps or sets. Here are a couple more all season options:

PB Nature’s gifts
PB Peaceful Moment

Thank you for joining me today, I’m looking forward to returning in October for some more fun with the Foiled Fox.



7 Comments on “Autumn songbird”

  1. that is just gorgeous, I really like how you gave the bird dimension by the way you colored him.

  2. Lagene says:

    Gorgeous creation, I loved watching your video!

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    Hi Heather, I love your Autumn songbird card, he’s a cute little bird and I very much enjoyed watching the accompanying video. I check your blog late at night or into the wee small hours before going to bed.The video tonight is a great way to unwind and learn at the same time. Thanks for the tip about using the stamp positioner to line up your panel with the base card. I will always do that now. I also liked the the intro music to the video. Thank you Heather.

  4. Bonnie says:

    I so enjoyed watching you paint this beautiful picture, Heather! Another of your cards that should be framed! I’m so grateful for you!

  5. Pat says:

    A beautiful card and a fabulous video to go with it Heather. That bird is so sweet. x

  6. Christine says:

    Lovely card. Great video.

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