But I'm happier now that there's some white space going on and it's also occurred to me that it would make a good entry for this week's One Layer Wednesday - to make a one layer card with clouds!
I mean there's no denying there are clouds! But of course that would be cheating, because it's just a revised version of an earlier card, so naturally I had to make another one for OLW.
It took a while because I dropped my stamp-a-majig in the Early Espresso ink without noticing... but I got there in the end! I started by drawing a frame on my card front with a Crumb Cake marker, then created my cloudy effect with torn scrap paper, some ink and some sponges. The bird is stamped over the top in Early Espresso ink. I wanted it to have a sort of twilight effect, with the bird just settling down to roost.
I sponged the edges to define them but I also added a little shading with a grey watercolour pencil and I think it makes the image really dimensional - as if it was stuck on to the card, but I promise it's not! Just for contrast, here's a picture of the one I ruined by getting ink round the edge:
To rescue it, I DID cut this one out and stuck it onto a card base. And while I was at it, since I'd ruined the one layered-ness of it anyway, I stamped the bird again and popped it up over the first - just for fun! But there's not that much difference is there?
Supplies needed for the bird card:
Stamps: Silhouette Sentiments (hostess set)
Ink: Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Crumb Cake marker, grey watercolour pencil
Thank you for looking at my cards today, I really appreciate your visits and comments. Hope you have a great weekend and look forward to seeing you very soon.