Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Well, stone the crows!

The Created ByHand theme this week is crows. I'm hoping this will pass for a crow, although some of you might shake your head and say it's something else. Perhaps a bird enthusiast will enlighten me!

I used the 'kiss' technique for the bird: inking up the bird, then stamping it onto a swirl stamp, then stamping it here. The swirl effect can be seen on the upper half of the bird, and amazingly gives it an eye!


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Stamps : Time to Stamp ATC sets 1 & 2, and Birds of a Feather; Stampington Fresh Flowers Elements

Inks : Adirondack Lettuce and Denim; Adirondack Dabber Snow Cap

15 comments:

Kelly said...

great art!

hilmof said...

beautiful love the way you've blended the colours

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is great.
Stunning piece.

Sarah said...

Looks like a crow to me!! This is a great bg, too, with the branches and those subtle flowers. Nicely done!

Shelly Hickox said...

This is just gorgeous! I have that plate too and love it.

Virginia said...

OH! I love this.The background is wonderful..Looks like a crow to me.But then I think mine was a sparrow!! I just love everything about this..

Char said...

Fabulous crow. And I love the background.

sam21ski said...

It's worked out brilliantly Ros, love the colours you've got going on with this piece too

Sue said...

Never heard of the 'kiss' technique before. Works wonderfully. Love how you've craeted the background. x

SammieJay said...

Wow -thought you'd painted the crow (definitely looks like a crow to me) and painted that dark pit of an eye too. How sinister are these birds. Don't think I'll be entering cos they make me feel creepy. But with your lovely quotation and colours yours is looking very "chirpy".
Much love,
SJ

Astrid Maclean said...

Defenitely looks like a crow to me, great card!

Faye said...

This entry really deserve a WOW! I love the kiss effect. I've never heard of that before.

Yogi said...

Very nice

RubyMay said...

gorgeous work...love the stamping and the background x

vintage wil said...

great art!