Monday, January 30, 2012

Barbles Challenge #2 - Bird on a Wire

It's the last 2 days for Barb's second Barbles Challenge, and I'm down to my last few cards to share (well, for this challenge anyway...I'm not sure I'll ever run out of un-blogged cards.) 
Supplies: bird stamp from Inkadinkado;
Versamark, Palette Noir ink, black EP;
Colorbox Frost White pigment ink;
sentiment rub-on from Kaisercraft
I think it's fairly obvious how I was inspired by the Bird on a Wire photo - to me, the photo has a feeling of loneliness, and when I'm alone I'm generally thinking of someone else, so... I used a crumpled tissue to sponge on patches of the white ink, and another tissue to blend them in a bit - this had a neat side effect of emphasizing the texture of the cardstock. Unintended but nice bonus! The wire was drawn with a fine-tip Sharpie, and the black borders were done with a regular Sharpie.

There was a run on thank-you cards this weekend at the market - silly me, focusing on Valentines, and now I'm down to 4 thank yous.... I know what I'm working on today!


Jen W. said...

You made that effect with a tissue? It's so cool! And definitely looks especially awesome on the textured paper. And it's definitely a perfect "Thinking of you" image.

You never know what people are going to want to buy. Oh wait, yes I do - always whatever I don't have!

JJ Bolton said...

That background completely matches that bird and the sentiment! Love the moodiness:)

Emily Keaton said...

Slam dunk, Jessi! You certainly nailed this one!! Now you've got me thinking about a card idea for this photo, but, darn it, I'm not sure I'm going to have time. LOVE tissue tip!!

lisa arana said...

fabulous, love how you recreated the bird on the wire. amazing.

Anonymous said...

Now this is another CAS design... do I see a pattern happening? This card is fantastic! Love the grey sky!