At Splitcoaststampers the Inspiration Challenge is about our forgotten favourites. I have so many it is hard to keep track. One who always inspires me is Loll Thompson from happylittlestampers. She does the most wonderful backgrounds ever. So I concentrated on my background for this birthday card for a friend whose birthday is in December. She keeps my cards up for a long time, so I wanted to make sure it would look nice through Christmas too, and no, not to worry, she does not follow my blog. I did the background using Viva Decor Inks. As I have mentioned before, they are like a wax, and the outcome is always wonderful. I mixed the Steelblue, Jade and Platinum colours together on my craft sheet keeping them dry and used used a sea sponge to apply to the mixed media paper, which I had spritzed slightly with water to help the wax move around easily. I stenciled using the Platinum then used the Jade and Steelblue for the Bird, which is styled and on foam dots, and used the Platinum for the sentiment. I added some pearls to dot the "i" and a crystal gem for the birds eye. I also added some larger Prima Crystals. The framing is done using the Spellbinders Card Creator Matting Basic Dies. Thanks for having a peek.
Products: Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Matting Basics B, Memory Box Whimsy Branch Stencil, Impression Obsession Bird from Love Birds, Simon Says Stamp Wishing sentiment die, Prima Crystals, Kaiser Pearls and Gems.