I discovered a new-to-me stamp company called The GREETING FARM (formerly known as Pink Poison) and I just love the vintage birds set. There are three different fancy birds as well as sentiments in the set. They certainly do present some wonderful coloring opportunities.
Inspiration to ink the stamps up came when Our Creative Corner challenge began for 2009. This week's challenge is the sketch below:
I stamped the bird with Versamark on watercolor paper, embossed it with gold detail embossing powder and water colored the bird using Tombow markers. Next I cut out the bird and mounted it on pop dots for dimension.
The designer paper is from All Night Media (Anna Griffin) and the red flower is from Daisy Doodles.
I made another card using another of the bird stamps in this set and using OCC's layout. It is fun to see how different cards look even when using the same layout sketch. I'll try to get that card posted tomorrow when the light for photographing is a little better.