Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Another mythological creature!

Phoenixes are such wonderful mystical creatures. They're believed to rise from the ashes. As such, they have come to symbolize hope and rebirth. Do a Google search to find out more about these mythological birds!

Recently SCACD released a Phoenix digital stamp that I just had to have. If you haven't checked out SCACD's Digital Stamps, you really out to do so now!

Here's the first project that I made with it.

Phoenix was resized in PhotoElements and printed onto Neenah cardstock using a laser printer. He was colored with Copic markers and his beak and eye were coated with a layer of Clear Gelly Glaze pen to add some dimension and shine. Copic markers were also used to create the background. Pumice Stone and Black Soot Distress ink was sponged onto the edges.

The patterned papers are very old and beloved Black Tie Basic Grey papers that were sponged with Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, and Black Soot Distress ink to make them match the Phoenix a bit better.

A Spellbinders die was used to diecut more of the same Basic Grey papers. Idea-ology Remnant Rubs were used to add the sentiment. The ampersand is from an alphabet set from October Afternoon. They Remnant Rubs went on a bit wonky, but the imperfection adds that human hand-crafted touch, don'tchathink?

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this project in the following challenges:
Digi Sketch Challenge: Fantasy
Crafty Little Fairies: Things with Wings
Fab & Funky: Animals, No People

1 comment:

  1. Yes, love the hand-crafted touch! :^)
    Love your Phoenix, Kathi! The colors are just beautiful with your DP! Love the die cut, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny