Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Doodle Birds by Georgina Sweetenham

Hi it's Georgina with my third and final post as this month's Guest Designer. My final project is a Stepper Card using a lovely selection of Neil Walker stamps.


I started by decorating a stepper card blank. I used a combination of mini Doodle Bubbles and mini Doodle Background stamps from the Mini Backgrounds stamp set. I used light and dark green, and dark blue ink pads. I overlapped the stamped images to form a patchwork effect.


The birds I used on the card are again Neil Walker stamps. I used Money Bird and Mechanical Bird individual stamps. From the Birdz Set I used Mystical Bird and Funky Bird. I stamped the birds with a Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad. I coloured the images with ProMarkers.


To give the birds dimension I stamped each birds three times. I cut out one complete image and then sections from the other two stamped images (as shown below).


I attached all the layers together with foam pads.


Once all the birds were finished I added Glossy Accents to the beaks and black pearls for eyes. I also stamped and layered-up just the flowers and leaves from the Mechanical Bird.


The sentiment is from the Journaling Words #1 stamp set. I stamped the words onto a strip of white card. I added dot-dash border around the strip with a black fineliner. I stamped the image again and cut out just the 'dreams' which I added to the card with foam pads. I added the birds and flowers to the card. To finish I added various colours of Stickles.


I have thoroughly enjoyed joining the Blog this month and sharing my cards with you all. Thank you so much to Jennie and Emma for asking me. And thank you all for the lovely comments you have been leaving on my blog posts. Happy Crafting!


10 comments:

Sid said...

Great little card, love the birdies !!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, very, very clever!! Love how you did the background and what you did with the birds looks amazing! Very cool card!!

rachel said...

These stamps are wonderful georgina and you've showcased them brilliantly. Love the background too x

ionabunny said...

I really like these stamps and have been trying to resist but I love the decoupage effect you have achieved here. Resist, resist.......

butterfly said...

The birds are such fun, and the layers you've created make them pop so brilliantly! Fantastic card!
Alison x

Sandra Castle said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I'm hoping to do your next workshop at The Artistic Stamper! (I think Funky, mystical and the 'Minis' might be joining Money and Mechanical in my collection:-) )
Sand xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

I love those little birds & that is a gorgeous card.

Patty said...

what wonderful card!!!! Love the colors combo and all the work you did

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great card and i love the birds and the doodles very much.
Greetings Janny

Artyjen said...

Love how you used the background stamps ;) Such a great effect.
xoxo Sioux