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,