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Birds on a Branch


Hi all.  Dawn here with my first post as a designer for A2Z Scrapbooking.  I am super excited to be here and hope over the course of my time here, I inspire you.  Hero Arts products were amongst the first I used when I started stamping years ago.

This month our challenge is nice and easy.. “Anything Goes”   I am still waiting for my new Hero Arts goodies to arrive so I’m inspiring you with some older Hero Arts stamps mixed with some newer items too.

Birds on a branch

I started by trying a monoprint technique with my stencil (Leaf and Flourish)  I added Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves directly to the stencil, spritz with water and then press onto the watercolour paper.  Blotted with a cloth to take off the excess watery bits.  Once it dried, I stamped it with the Post Card background and the sentiment from an older Hero Arts set.  Next was to cut a branch with Spring Branch die.  I then stamped the birds.  I coloured these with Distress Markers (Barn Door, Wild Honey and Seedless Preserves) and fussy cut them

close up

Added a few sequins and popped it up onto the pink card base that was embossed with Swiss Dot folder.

I encourage you to pull out your old Hero Arts stamps and give them some love, while you are waiting for your new goodies to arrive!

Hero Arts Leaf and Flourish stencil
Hero Arts Spring Branch Die

Hero Arts CG 152

Hero Arts Big Post Card

Hero Arts Sending Smiles Message

Distress Inks – Seedless Preserves, Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry

Distress Markers  – Seedless Preserves, Wild Honey, Fired Brick

Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins

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9 thoughts on “Birds on a Branch

  1. Beautiful tag Dawn!! Great colouring on the birds, and I love what you did with the background!!!

  2. very pretty Dawn – congrats on your first post for a2z – it’s a good one!!

  3. Beautiful colors, Dawn, and I love seeing these old favorites being used again! Congrats again on your newest gig here!

  4. Love your birds! Great coloring!

  5. LOVE THIS!!!!

  6. Congrats on your new DT position, Dawn! I really LOVE your card!!!

  7. Congrats on your First DT post dear Dawn and As I told you I love this adorable and cute Birdie and your card is fabulous great postal TAG and your Dots paper add a great texture too..
    Great Debut Dawn
    hugs, Monika

  8. Beautiful card! That background is perfect for the birds on their branch.

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