Monday, July 6, 2015

The Eagle - The Paper Players #252

The theme of this week's challenge with The Paper Players is the Great Outdoors.  After all it is summer and what a better time to connect with nature.
I bought this Eagle stamp when I was in Vancouver a couple of weeks ago, and thought the image would be perfect for this challenge.

  • The base card is Basic Black cardstock, layered with Crumb Cake carstock embossed with the Boho Chic embossing folder.  Before embossing I stamped the image of the single tree from "Lovely as a Tree" multiple times near the bottom, using Old Olive ink.  The images didn't turn out as well as I hoped.  The idea was for the Eagle to appear to be flying over the forest.
  • On the left hand side I adhered a piece of Go Wild DSP pack, sponging the edges with Crumb Cake Ink.
  • Near the bottom, horizontally, I embossed a piece of Basic Gray cardstock with the Woodgrain folder and sponged the edges with Basic Gray ink.
  • The Eagle was coloured with ink pads and an Aquapainter, using multiple shades of browns and rusts.  The head was highlighted with a white gel pen.
  • The image panel was sponged with Crumb Cake ink and then matted with Basic black cardstock.  It was adhered to the card front using dimensionals.
  • The embellishment is an Eagle feather.  I stamped a feather "Four Feathers" stamp set, using Versa Mark  and Crumb Cake ink and embossed it with Clear embossing powder.  It was die cut using the Feathers framelits.  I attached it to the upper left corner using a glue dot and tying some linen thread in a bow around the top.  Another glue dot near the bottom kept it from sliding out of place. 
The sentiment on the inside says:  "Even a little bird can FLY like an Eagle"
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Cynthia Ferenz said...

Very nice! Love the eagle stamp used!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, what a gorgeous eagle! Love the neutral masculine colors and the texture in your layers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players, Maria!

Jodi McKinney said...

Wowsers Maria! Great Card! Love the added touch of the feather and rope tie, the different designs and textures in the background and layout! Just stunning! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Rosalie Desmond said...

What an amazing card! Love the eagle.

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