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Hi everyone, 

Donna here today with Treena the bird and a slightly cosmic background.

What to do:

Take a sheet of Strathmore mixed media paper and cut to size to fit a 6x6 card, stamp Treena with black Archival ink and then mask off with masking fluid, splash some of the masking fluid randomly on the background at the same time too, make sure it’s all dry before starting on the background……I know this all too well!

Now sprinkle some Infusions (Violet Storms) over the paper and spritz with water until you’re happy with the colour, dry thoroughly.

Use Distress inks through a couple of Dinky stencils’ to add depth to the background.

Once you’re satisfied that the background is complete, start to remove the masking fluid, when that’s done start to colour in the bird image using a mixture of Distress markers.

As a finishing touch stamp the sentiment that accompanies Treena and heat set with a white embossing powder.

Mount onto black card and then white cardstock, Treena looks out of this world now ;)

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Hope you like it

Donna x

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  1. Oh, this is so cool! Love the contrast between the bright colours on Treena and the darker background!! I have not used masking fluid much, so thank you for reminding us how fun it can be! xx

  2. Like Bibi said fabulous colour combo's, fab card, you're rockin' your own stamps!!
    Amanda x

  3. Just gorgeous Donna and really love that grungy background - it makes Treena stand out so well.
    Fliss xx

  4. She is brilliant! Love her face.
    I was expecting you to say you had coloured her with Zig brush pens.
    Hugs, Lynne x

  5. Loving the bright little bird against your muted grungy background.
    Julie x

  6. Donna, that is such a great background - whimsy meets arty!xx

  7. This is fabulous Donna and the colouring makes it feel
    quite wintery and festive too.
    Love it!
    Gill xx

  8. Definitely cosmic - like heading into the wild blue yonder, no wonder his eyes are closed at the wonder of it all!
    Alison x


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