bird of paradise


I’m feeling a little tropical today – probably due to the very humid weather we are having!  And today’s card is a perfect fit.  I inked up this image, from Local King Rubber Stamps, and needed some color inspiration so off I went to google-land in search of photos and came across this beautiful painting (shown above) by artist Patti Bruce.  I really can’t due justice to her work so I will just thank her for inspiring me!

Bird of par 1

I colored the image with many different copics.  The leaves were done in the YG series – YG21, 23, and 25. The flowers were done with Y00, Yo2, Y08, YE02, YR04, YR68 and B000, B21, B24.  I  sponged memento summer sky and bahama blue around the edges.

The small blue panel underneath the main image was stamped with a palm image from Alextamping and versamark ink.  The green background paper is from Memory Box (I think) and I was finally able to use those square orange rhinestones I’ve had in my stash for years.

Thanks for stopping by today!