Thursday, March 30, 2023

Happy Easter...


I'm up on the Hello Bluebird blog again and after the background die and background stamp mash up that I did last week turned out so well, I just had to try the technique again. This time around I paired the Winter Woods Overlay die with the Country Roads Background stamp for that extra sense of depth and dimension in this spring scene. I also altered the characters from the Picked For You set just a bit to make them work within the Easter egg hunt theme that I was going for on my card. Originally both the little girl and bunny have flowers either in their basket or paw so to change them up for the egg hunt I used a baby wipe to remove the ink from the flowers before stamping the image. This leaves open space to fill and in the case of the bunny I masked her off then used an egg stamp from the Little Painters set to replace the missing flowers. To fill the little girl's basket with eggs I grabbed a fine tipped black multi-liner pen to draw them in and replace a few missing lines in her skirt as well. 

Once that was taken care of I masked them both and stamped the Country Roads Background right over top. Because I knew that I would be adding the die cut trees as a final touch, I chose not to ink up the big tree on the right hand side of the stamp. Instead I stamped in the individual flowers and tufts of grass from the Picked For You set to decorate both the background scene and the Winter Woods die. This time around I didn't piece the whole die cut scene together, instead I colored the stamped background on a bottom panel then colored the woodland frame die cut to match before gluing it on top. Once the trees were in place I cut apart one of the Spring Banner Script sentiments and stamped just the word 'Easter' in green ink to match the grassy field. I then grabbed the word 'happy' from the Just Sayin' set to complete the new sentiment. Yet again, I am quite pleased with how the mix of stamps and scene dies turned out and it feels really good to be showing the dies in my collection a bit more love.  :)


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Picked For You, Country Roads, Little Painters, Spring Banner Script and Just Sayin')
ink- Memento tuxedo black, rich cocoa and Hero Arts green ombre
Hello Bluebird Winter Woods Overlay die

Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

hair- E50, E51, E53, E55

clothes/basket- C1, C3, C6, C10, V000, V01, V12, V15, V17/RV10, RV02, RV34, Y02, Y26, BG02, YG23

sky- B000, B00, B01

road/grass- E31, E34, E42, E43, E44/YG21, YG03, YG25, YG63, G94
trees- YG01, YG13, YG17, BG96, E55, E57
house- Y11, Y21, Y26, E74, E77, E79, E17, W7
bunny- W0, W1, W2, W3, W4, R000, R30, RV42, 0

bow/egg- RV00, RV10, RV02, RV34/Y02, Y21, Y26
flowers- YG17, Y0000, Y18, E81, E84