This was made for a friend who was overworked. I always assoiciate the colour turquoise a lot with her. She wears lots of different colours, but this colour is a bit exotic, outspoken, mysterious and elegant. So is she. Also this type of green matches good with her – in fact, everything on the card. Which isn’t strange, since I made this for her! The little bird is singing to the woman, songs of peace, of beauty. No reason, no “have to”, no pressure, a song of nature, of the creative spirit, without the shackles of today’s material society. The spirit of her artist-soul is singing to her.
It is made on a piece of wallpaper, a decoration strip/band. I embossed a thin piece of paper, having inked the embossing folder and sprayed it with water so the lower part (unembossed part) is inked and the raised part is till white. It takes a bit of trial an error to get the correct amount of water – too much and the raised bits will be inked too and the ink will run too much. Too little and it’s inky dots instead of an inked area. Due to the texture of the wallpaper I couldn’t stamp on it, so I stamped on tissuepaper instead and used decoupage glue to glue it on the walpaper.
All stamped images are added that way, most of them in grey, only the bird in black. The key is a die cut, and the Art Nouvea lady is from a paper wrapping bag I got several years ago around some psotcards which I bought in the Art Nouveau museum in Salamanca, Spain. I stamped positive, encouraging words on it.
I added some sparkling stones to her hair, as well as in the bird who she is looking at.
The size of the project is a bit bigger then A5, though smaller then A4.
I’ve made it a while ago, so can’t remember exactly what I used, but this should be approximately it:
- Wallpaper band, printing paper, tissues, coloured lace, packaging of cards, brown paper, decoration woolstuff and those blingy-things Oh and some fake transparant glass stones.
- Distress inkt: Shattered Straw, Peacock Feathers, one other colour? I’m in doubt about the shattered straw. But I’m sure about the peacock feathers. I love that colour. Or did I add Broken china? hmmm.
- Versafine grey, stazon jet black, I’ not sure about the brown beneath the bird, Archival Vintage photo?
- Perlen pen Kiwi
- Dies: Marianne design key and English rose
- Dies: Joy Crafts flower
- Stamps: Christina Renee stamps.
I’d like to enter this project into the following challenges:
- Stamping sensations – Wings and things and a touch of vintage (August Challenge)
- The Cheerful Stamp Pad – Challenge 67, your choice (ends around 2nd of September)