Saturday, 20 April 2013

Springtime Art Brooch by Alison (Craftytrog)

Hello Stampers! It's Alison here, with a little Spring-inspired brooch to share with you.


I started by cutting a rectangle of mountboard (5 x 2.5 cm). I used a Tim Holtz sanding grip to smooth the edges, then I used a blending tool to ink it with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. I inked up the bird cage from the Free As A Bird Plate with white pigment ink, then pressed my mountboard domino onto the cage to stamp my background.


I stamped the little birds on the branch using Jet Black Archival Ink, then used the same ink to stamp a floral border, using the flower on Botanical Plate 1.


I then used a cotton bud to colour the floral edges with Manganese Blue Archival Ink, & the birds with Coffee Archival Ink. I also inked the edges with Jet Black Archival.


I finished off by adding three layers of clear ultra thick embossing enamel. I love how this intensifies the colours.
All it needs now is a brooch back!

Thanks for looking,
Alison xxx

15 comments:

just4crafters said...

Love the colors and design!!! Beautiful!!! ~Sophia

~*~Patty S said...

What a lovely creation Alison and extra special to see what all went into your pretty pin!
oxo

Helen said...

the birds are cute but i love the flowers just round the edge,lovely!!

Paula Whittaker said...

Great piece...like the layer of the cage stamp with the birds, neat idea.

Karen Ives said...

Amazing, I have to try this!
Karen
http://frayedroundtheedges.blogspot.co.uk/

hazel said...

A lovely brooch Alison.
xxx Hazel.

isisimaginings.com said...

That is lovely!!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Lovely stamped layers to create this sweet little picture on the brooch.
Wishes
Lynne

froebelsternchen Susi said...

JUST FABULOUS!!!!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Brilliant!

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

so cute !

Astrid Maclean said...

What a great idea, love your brooch!

butterfly said...

How cute is that?! Love that the bars are just barely there in the end... the birds might get to go free after all!
Alison x

Artyjen said...

Love the cage idea...;)
xoxo Sioux

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Soooo beautiful, Alison