Hello everyone! Welcome to Inspired By #199 - I have chosen #IB199C this week, but I know there are a few coffee lovers out there in blogland so I'm sharing this one, too!
I can never resist a tweet little bird - though I've left this sweet little White-Breasted Nuthatch out of my design today. I treated myself to a wonderful bundle of new products from Wplus9 a few months ago, and finally was able to get another one inky. This lovely guy is from Vintage Ephemera - I've tweaked him a bit to give him a Tufted Titmouse look. I'm quite sure Dawn won't mind.
His perch is another branch from Altenew's Leafy Canopy -
which I miss-stamped, but think it added to the charm. Before die-cutting, I fussy-cut his topnotch, then did selective die-cutting from his neck down.
Would you believe that postage panel also Wplus9 started out as a simple piece of white Bristol paper? I first blended it with a combination of Distress Oxide inks: Speckled Egg, and Hickory Smoke to be specific. The taupe-y brown is CP Over Coffee - well I guess I brought the coffee into the mix after all! then I took a little piece of acetate, picked up, and dropped in puddles of watered-down leftover inks!
So, will it be coffee, or the bird that inspires you to play? Oh, maybe the Sketch, you say? We will love them ALL! Now let's go see the lovelies from my teamies...