Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Oooh....a little crazybird...

Today I am sharing how to colour a background and image using Spectrum Noir Aqua Pens with my new fabby stamps!

First I stamped my image onto Watercolour card using Archival Ink and then I left it aside for a couple of minutes just to dry off a bit.

I always like to colour the pens onto acetate and then lift the colour with a waterbrush so next I coloured some Bud Green onto acetate and lifted a small amount and coloured around the edge of the image.

I then repeated that step using Kingfisher to the top side of the image.

I then loaded the brush with water and blended the colour out so that both colours were meeting but not bleeding too much together.

I then coloured the tail using Orange and the beak using Fawn....I actually just used the fine tip of the Orange pen on the tail as I wanted it to be a bit bolder.

I then added more colour using the brush and still blending until I reach the required depth of colour.

For the background I used Magenta, Kingfisher and Fawn and again coloured onto acetate but this time I spritzed each block of colour and I stamped a background stamp into the ink and then onto the leaves quite a splodge...I repeated this for all three colours.

I then added some background lines using the same technique.

Finally I added some tiny dots using a small background stamp....I think this just gives the background that little bit extra texture.

I cut out the bird and layered it onto the card, added some sequins and a birthday message.

Pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog for more inspiation from the team.

Simon Says Stamp - Create with critters
Deep Ocean Challenge - something new (stamps)
Sweet Stampin - things with wings
One Crazy Stamper - anyting goes



An Occasional Genius said...

Brilliant, I love the background and your blending is fab xx

Sue said...

Thanks for showing your colouring, it is very helpful.
Love how your card turned out :)

Chris said...

This looks fabulous Fi...especially love the background! Thanks for the step by step, you make it look easy but I somehow suspect that mine won't turn out as amazing as this!

Debbie said...

Fabulous card, love the bird and the splodges, wonderful. Thank you for joining in our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbie X

Heather said...

An adorable card Fi, a lovely design with a super background....your Crazy bird is adorable and beautifully coloured!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Brawny x said...

Great card Fi x

Paddington fan said...

Looks fabulous Fi, thank you so much for the colouring instructions too, really clear! It's lovely to have you visiting us at SS, hugs Jacky x


Hellooo missus, guess what? I get to comment on your card :)

This is such a cool card and step-by-step tutorial Fi. Your colouring of the bird and abstract background just work so brilliantly together. This is just perfect for our 'Things with Wings' challenge this week. Thank you for sharing it with us and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck.

Sue said...

Fi, this is beautiful and I really enjoyed your tutorial.

creationsnz said...

Great card, and thanks for showing how you did it.

Linda S. said...

Cute card, and thank you for the clear instructions on how you accomplished this look.

Jingle said...

This is super cute! Love the way you created your background! Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Lorraine A said...

Super cute card Fiona! Congratulations! you have won the $50 voucher on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

SewPaperPaint said...

Thanks so much for sharing the step by step coloring! So helpful and your card is super! Biggest congrats on your SSS win this week! Woo hoo!

Marilyn said...

Love this Fi. I like those silly birds but that is such a fabulous background and a perfect backdrop. I'm going to give it a try.

Fikreta said...

this bird card is wonderful!