Sunday, 13 March 2016

Life of a Swallow

For this project I've used the first two stamps from this years Clarity Design club.
For the flock of Swallows, I cut my own mask and built up the images, they have then been coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils. 
Then having covered all three swallows with masks and making a narrow corridor, I've used three different Adirondack ink pads, Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange & Twilight Purple and dusted them over the area with the Clarity brushes for the background and edged it with a wiggly black line. 
I've then placed the sentiment to the right of the Swallows and edged the whole piece with black marker pen to give the effect that it's mounted on black card.


  1. This is such a clever and beautifully designed card. I love how you've given the appearance of layers, and your colouring is gorgeous. Fab card!

  2. Such a beautiful card, love those birds and their lovely colours.

    Hugs Erin xx

  3. Hi Wendy this is a gorgeous card I just love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Great project Thank-you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore
    Good luck in the challenge x

  5. This is lovely Wendy, but you may have missed that we have a maximum of five challenges which may be combined (including ours)so sadly this cannot be considered for our challenge this time!
    DO join us again.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is more"

  6. Nice card...thank you for sharing at Less is More!

  7. Gorgeous card, such a clever use of the black pens to give the effect of layers, it really gives your card depth. Karen x

  8. Lovely card, beautiful birds.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  9. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Wonderful, great color and the sentiment nicely done. Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.
    Leanne DT/OCS

  11. I love the subtle, soft shades behind the swallows. Great layering of stamps. Thanks for entering the Spring Colours challenge at Polkadoodles, Jackie DT x

  12. Beautiful swallows, such a shame you exceeded our challenge limit.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  14. Beautiful card, the masked swallows look lovely. Thanks for joining us in our Spring Colours challenge at Polkadoodles,
    Katrina x

  15. beautiful design, love the birds and the sentiment/quote is so true! Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.