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Tuesday 19 July 2022

Treats on Tuesday with Christine - La gâterie du mardi avec Christine

Hi Everyone, it's Christine here with an easy mixed media background and this pretty bird.

To make the card I tore a piece of ledger paper and stuck it to some card stock using matt medium. 
When it was dry I painted over it with gesso to mute the colour of the ledger paper which was quite dark. 
When that dried I did a little background stamping along the edge with a script stamp and used an embossing folder to create some texture on the surface. 
I swiped distress inks over the embossed area and added a little stamping to the background. 
I then tore two of the edges to add extra texture, to make the edge stand out I blended distress inks around all of the edges. 
I stamped the bird on watercolour paper, coloured it and fussy cut it out before sticking it to the background.

Christine Alexander - DT Magenta


Produits Magenta utilisés:
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 Wren on a branch 

Old Script 


Ellie Knol said...

SO beautiful!

HilaryJane said...

What a clever background and your bird is fabulous, such great colours xx

Bonnie said...

A beautiful bird and background!

Trina P. said...

Fabulous MM background full of texture and dimension. Wonderful watercoloured bird… great colour.

Susan said...

Love this card, Christine! Wonderful mixed media background and a beautiful bird! Thanks for explaining how you did it all.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous textured background paper design, Christine. TFS all your layers. Love your beautiful watercolored stamped bird and branch. Your blues and browns look so real. Excellent fussy cutting too:-) TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Loll said...

What a cool background with all the stamping, tearing, gesso and embossing. Your bird stands out so much against the soft colours. Great work Christine!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Awesome background and gorgeous bird, Christine! I love everything about this card!
Hideko xx