I really would like to get better rubbings of bark and think that would be better acheived on bigger bits of paper, so I've decided that the next time I go through the woods at the river, I am taking pencil and paper with me :D
My next bit of craftiness from last evening was a sketchbook page. I had the page completed up to the orange/pink flowers, waaay back last year, and flicking through my book I decided it was the best background for a couple of my gorgeous new stamps from Rubber Dance. ((Happy jiggy dance)) :D I used the Robin, a seagull, the vine and some of the words from the sheet named #B3-M: A little Birdie.
They are gorgeous quality and stamp beautifully; so crisp. I treated myself to a whole host of these new stamps and look forward to playing with them. Psst - throughout May, there is FREE shipping wolrdwide too! You can follow Rubber Dance here on Facebook for news, chatter and to keep up-to-date with all their new releases.
I went over some of the background with oil pastels to bring out the colours a little more, and apart from the stamping on my page, which I coloured with a mix of watercolour pencils and Neocolor 2s, I just added some butterflies from a napkin. Oh yeah, the black leaves are stamped with black archival ink and were made using a piece of scrap rubber, from the edge of my birdie sheet, cut to shape, and then I made the veins with white neocolor and a waterbrush. Et, voila............. I hope you like.
Well, I hope you have a crafty day, and until next time...............
..............thanks for popping by to say 'Hi' *hugs*