Saturday, November 05, 2016
So Cold ~ Inspired by Bloobel Stamps
Hi everyone! I had so much fun creating an art journal page with two of Lisa's fairly recent releases from Bloobel.com. These sweet and goofy little robins just crack me up. The short hunched down one is called Cold Christmas Robin and the other one standing up is called Quirky Christmas Robin. They come as separate stamps but they go so well together :)
I coloured both robins with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils using short choppy strokes to create the feather texture. I used 4 or 5 different colours for each section. The robins were fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then matted them with black card stock. Once they were trimmed out again, they were popped up on foam tape for dimension.
The 6 x 8 inch mixed media background was spritzed with Delphinium Turquoise and French Lilac Violet Lindy's Starburst Sprays. Three sizes and shapes of snowflakes were punched from both white and black card stock. These were adhered to the background with the black slightly offset from the white to create a shadow and help them show against the background. Two branches were hand cut and adhered below the robins so they had a place to stand. A Derwent Inktense pencil was used to shade under the branches. Black pen was used to outline some of the snowflakes.
The sentiment was printed on white card stock...it makes me laugh! The words were cut individually, matted with orange sprayed card stock, and then again with black. The word "cold" was given an extra matting to emphasize it. Black Big Brush pen was used to edge the background before it was matted with black card stock.
Thanks for joining the robins and me today. We're glad that you did. Be sure to pop by Lisa's shop to see all of her fabulous images. She has a bunch of delightful Christmas ones as well as ones for all occasions or no occasion at all. It's a fun place to visit and become inspired.
Life is good; so is art.