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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

On a Bluebirds Back


This page is from a CJ I am taking part in.  Actually the background started life as a serendipity piece, that is a piece of plain white copier paper that I have used on my craft mat during my craft sessions.  It has picked up allsorts of images and colours etc.from my other crafty sessions in a totally random way.  I always save these background sheets because they sometimes can provide inspiration and look great too on other projects.

I have helped complete this page using Distress inks in similar colours to the background to fill in any gaps and edges once the background had been stuck onto the backing card of the page. Some Ranger gold acrylic dabber was added also.




The bird was a supplied stamp with the CJ that had to be used and it was selectively coloured with Marvey brush markers in light blue, blue, bottle green & yellow, stamped onto white card, spread with a waterbrush and heat embossed with clear UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) which gave it a great shine and enhanced the colours.  I trimmed out the image and cut off the feet.  The feet on the stamp were then inked with Stazon black ink and stamped directly onto the page.  The cut-out was then positioned and stuck in place with Glossy Accents.




The word stamp (Paperartsy) was inked in azure Stazon and stamped onto white card which was coloured with the same Marvey brush marker colours as on the bird and spread with a water brush.  The coloured words were then put through the Big Shot using a slide mount die from Sizzix.  The two components were then inked with Versamark and again heat embossed with clear UTEE.  The centre stuck in place and the outside frame raised on foam pads and applied directly over the centre.




An 'on the edge' TH Sizzix die (Artistic Stamper)  was used to cut a border in white card and this was inked with chocolate brown Impress die ink and gone over with frayed burlap Distress ink applied with cut'n'dry foam.  This was applied on the right edge as shown.  Finally another Paperartsy bird and grasses stamp was inked in black Stazon and stamped twice at the bottom of the page.  Dark green chalk ink was used to edge the page.

Suprising how useful those serendipity backgrounds can be !  Why not try it?

Sid xx

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18 comments:

  1. Lovely work - beautiful stamping!
    Cardarian

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  2. a wonderful addition to this CJ

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  3. Lovely and inky!a great page...

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  4. Fab page, great background,
    love the bird.

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  5. Ooh, a man after my own heart, lol. I always use my scratch papers and you're right - they do make fab backgrounds and often so varied. I bet those touches of gold really make a difference to this page. A great page for any book.

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  6. You know, I always tell my students to use those papers yet I rarely remember to save them myself.
    This is a fab example of using one of those sheets - love how you have turned it into such a beautiful piece of artwork.

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  7. Fab page, love your serendipity BG Sid!

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  8. Gorgeous...love the colors.

    Wow...why have I never thought of doing that, I pretty much re-cycle everything and have been tossing those in the trash. Shame on me...now I'll remind myself to add them to my stash.

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  9. Lovely page, Sid. The touch of gold makes a beautiful page really magical, IMO. I too have tons of inky papers (dried baby wipes are good too).

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  10. this background is ace...love the birds really nice piece

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  11. Great use of the background sheet!

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  12. Beautiful Sid. Lovely background and love the touches of gold
    isa x

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  13. great piece! good thing you saved that paper for the background. it turned out really well!

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  14. Lots of textural interest here sid, looks great!

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  15. Oooh I LOVE the blues on this - they really stand out. Great idea to use up the paper you have been working on!

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