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Thursday, 4 August 2016

A little Bird Told me ...

Hello my crafting friends, are you in for a treat over the next few weeks. As members of Sheena Douglass Design Team we have started doing inspiration posts on the Ink-ettes page (Facebook), these show how you can use different sets of stamps of Sheena's to make one image, you don't have to use just one particular set of stamps, old and new mixed together work just great. These posts will be every Monday & Thursday, our lovely Donna has set up a rota for us all and today is my turn.

This is a card I did for a work colleague who has now gone on Maternity Leave.

I started by stamping twice the Seasons Branches on the left hand side then I stamped the Bird's Nest from Perfect partners Bird's of a Feather down in the bottom right corner and painted over this with Drawing Gum. Once dry I stamped over the top with both of the branches from Little Bit Oriental Sakura until I was happy with the result.

I die cut the Bird from Little Bird  and coloured him in with Aqua-blend pencils then put to one side. I removed the drawing gum and coloured in the nest.

Using more of the Aqua-blend Pencils I coloured in the blossom and branches and inked round the edge of the card with Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks. I attached the bird to the top branch of the Oriental Blossom and stamped the sentiment from Perfect Partner Birds of a feather Stamps just above the bird.

I matted and layered the card up onto some Pink Satin Card then the White base card. I inked up a small piece of card the same colours of DI and matted this onto a small piece of the Pink Satin card and wrote a sentiment on top, I placed this in the bottom left corner and there is the finished card.

Items used:

Sheena Douglass Little Bit Sketchy Seasons Branches
Sheena Douglass Little Bit Oriental Sakura
Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Birds of a Feather Stamp & Little Bird Die
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
Pebeo Drawing Gum
Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir Aqua-blend Pencils Naturals, Primaries & Floral
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Tattered Rose & Victorian Velvet
Create & Craft Pink Satin Card

The next inspiration post next Monday 8th August goes to Jenny Shepherd her blog is:  -     I do hope you can pop along and view her wonderful creation.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Wow Jacquie, what a beautiful summery scene you have created with all these stamps. Sheena must be loving you!! Such a lovely card for your co-worker, she will be over the moon for sure! sending hugs :)

  2. This is one fabulous and very different maternity card, I love the stamping and how you have done the bird is great. Gorgeous colouring.Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. What a great idea for an expectant mother's leaving card. Beautiful. Cara x

  4. Hi Jacquie
    Sorry I've missed this one. As Cara said, brilliant card for a Mum to be you thoughtful girlie!
    Hope you're still enjoying your hols.
    Ang x


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