Hello bluebird color challenge

I love Hello Bluebird, so I was excited when they recently launched a monthly challenge! This is my entry for this month’s challenge, which is based on the following colour palette:

I looove these spring pastels and I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use for my project – Feed the Birds.

I used the following Copic colours for my images:

Girl (coat and hat): BG23, BG10, G000. Hair: E35, E33, E31. Face: E11, E53, E51, E50, R20. Scarf, gloves and trousers: R83, RV11, R01. Boots: E35, E33, E31.

Bird 1: B95, B93, B91. Bird 2: R83, RV11, R01. Bird 3: Y000, Y11, Y13. Bird 4: B02, B00, Y000

Bird house: E35, E33

I stamped, coloured and cut out my images, and finished off the colouring with some white gel pen highlights. I also added some “fluffy stuff” to the top of the bird house to give the snow a fluffy, dimensional texture.

I ink blended a slimline panel (8 1/4″ x 3 3/4″) with the following shades of Distress Oxides: Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Salvaged Patina.

I then cut some hill shapes from white card, added the first with a layer of foam tape, then the second over the top with another layer of foam tape, to give the scene some dimension. I added my images with a mix of foam tape (single or double layeresd) and/or liquid glue depending on what layer of the card they were on.

I then added some thin streaks of Quicky Glue coming down from the hills and sprinkled Glamour Dust glitter powder over the top, for a frosty look.

I then added my sentiment by heat embossing straight on to the sky background. I added some clear sequins, then finished off by adding some stitched lines around the edge with white gel pen. I added my finished scene to a slimline card base with tape runner.

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed making it! The sentiment is particularly fitting, as this is the first weekend in the UK this year that it has felt like winter has melted away and spring has begun! Hope you have a lovely Easter!

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