Magenta Birds (Card Class - #1)

Good evening. What a lovely day it was in our area. I had errands to run this afternoon. (which included a trip to a H/Lobby which is near me. Can't let a coupon go to waste!) I thought I'd post one of the cards from the Sunday Magenta Class that was sponsored by The Mercantile, Pendleton, SC...The stamp is C95.193J (I hope I have that identified properly). It's called Crafty Individuals, by Magenta. The birds were stamped on design paper (sorry, don't know the was provided and previously stamped). I believe the birds were stamped with Tim Holtz Broken China, but not certain. We colored the image with Prisma colored pencils - not my strong suit. (No gamsol was used, just blending with the pencils). Need to work on that skill. Then we used the Ranger alcohol inks in colors of our choice, putting the inks on the felt in a line, rather than the usual dots. Used a bit of Adirondack blending solution to cause the inks to spread, then dragged the reinker tool down the cardstock...on half the piece. Added some more blending solution to refresh the felt, and sponged it around on the other half. What a beautiful background. We then used 2 more Magenta stamps (all supplies were provided to us as part of the class. You could take your own if you wished). Added a couple pieces of trim, and what a pretty card. The slowest part for me was coloring the birds. Didn't have to do a lot of shading. I bought the stamp (I love birds!), so I will be making this card again, when I can take my own usual slow time. I managed to finish this & another one in class, but had to bring the third one home to finish. I'll post those cards later. Thanks very much to the Mercantile who made the class possible, and Nathalie Metiver of Magenta who taught the class and provided supplies.

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