8.16.2009

Snowy Egret card

I've been busy working on some creepy goodness, so if you don't see me posting here as much, I've probably been posting on my other site so be sure to come and see me :)

I DID manage to squeeze this in this weekend. I love love LOVE this paper! I don't know if it the colors or design or both, but it is one of my favs. The most time consuming part of this baby was coloring the background and letting the Crystal Lacquer dry :)

It's amazing how the lacquer changes the appearance of a colored image... it seems to really bring details to the surface. After coloring and letting the lacquer cure, I spritzed Olive Glimmer Mist over the panel and wiped it from the bird... it adds just a hint of glimmer... oooooo me likey.

Stamps: Exotic Bird Collages

Paper: Willoughby SWIC, Willoughby & Kraft cardstocks

Ink: Burnt Umber

Other: Prismacolors w/ mineral oil, Crystal Lacquer, Willoughby Ribbon, MM jewel, Olive Glimmer Mist


A little sponging here, and more distressing there... layer it up with a bow... and to top it all off: a big phat jewel
{
phat = pretty hip and twinkly}
and I am not
JUST describing myself :)

[finger poised over lips to avoid upchuck incident]

What do you think?


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your egret - you're right - the Willoughby paper is perfect! And girl, that jewel is fab!!! Love how it looks on your card. TfS...

Chris said...

Barb, I love it!! It's really gorgeous. :)

Seleise said...

amazing! love the paper and the coloring and the ginormous bauble is my fave! Can't wait to see your next ghoulish creation!

Lisadwb said...

You knocked this one out of the park!! Love it!

Heather said...

I am also in love with the Willoughby paper! Love Love Love it with the bird collage stamp - and the bling is just right too!

Anna said...

Stunning! Your coloring is amazing on this!

Rita said...

Another fantastic card! You do wonders with your coloring and finishing touches! rita w

KellyRae said...

Gorgeous card and I LOVE the coloring. The big jool definitely works for me (lol).

fabricbutterfly said...

Just STUNNNG!!!!!!

Suzanne said...

FABULOUS!!!

LadybugSue said...

Very Awesome card!
Check out my use of SOTM squirrel!

Rita Kegg said...

Great card and use of papers Barb!! Love it. I love the Exotic birds stamps myself too. You are a creative diva!! Blessings

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Gorgeous! Great technique!

Cynthia said...

Barb,
I love this card! I enjoy stopping by, because you are soooooo talented! Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful work!

Sonia said...

Awesome Card Barb! Love the stamp!

**Sony**

Kim said...

Wow!!! I luv the crystal lacquer on this bird... I need to dig mine out I don't think I have used it since we had the GWP Cherry stamp. The Olive glimmer mist is gorgeous and your bling is perfect!!!! Another Fabulous Card Barb!