The colours were so bright and playful, they put me in the mood to let my imagination take flight. What would be the effect of taking Lin's Wicked Chickens and combining them with some Lynne Perrella faces? I stamped different funky birds onto my stenciled card and Lynne Perrella images onto more card painted with Nougat and Blush Frescos, adding detail colour with Inktense pencils. For extra dimension on my birds I used Pearl pen. My first tag has a dusky mood. I used Wisteria, Beach Hut and Inky Pool plus a Stencil Girl bird stencil. The topper was stamped onto Caribbean Sea with black Archival ink and then clear embossed to make it really glossy. A little Sara Nauman text finished it off, so a complete Designer Collage!
I think I may even have used some of the new Blueberry there too! She seems to me to hop out of the dusk, the liminal time between day and night when magic is possible!
Creating this Bird Lady reminded me of the fun I used to have dressing paper dolls as a little girl. My Grandmother would help to cut out figures and stick them to card, and we would make our own cut-out designs with tabs for them. I was quite convinced then that I wanted to be a fashion designer; but I became an English teacher, ah well!
Double the wing power, for this Tudor birdie. I wonder if she's a creature from a coat of arms come magically to life in an enchanted wood? For the background on this tag, I used the same stencil with Caribbean Sea, Blue Oyster and Beach Hut. I stamped the bird twice onto my stencilled card and fixed on two pairs of wings with a little pink brad.
I added a crackle heart made by mixing some turquoise Primary element with some Prima crackle paste and covering a PaperArtsy heart die cut from heavy Smoothy. I edged my tag with the gothic text from a PaperArtsy mini and some Sapphire Treasure Gold
I've really let my imagination take flight today, playing with paints and images. Thank You so much for stopping by and looking at these fantasy creations. I do hope you'll break open some bright paints too and let your imagination carry you away to blue skies and enchanted lands.