When I first saw the On The Sparrow set, I immediately thought of using it for a Try-fold card (Art Impressions style!) so I played around with the stamps to create a Try-fold card in a size that worked with the images. I'm using a smooth watercolour paper that scored well and doesn't create a bulky card when it's layered three times. It measures 10 1/4" x 5 1/4" and is scored 3 3/8" in from each side.
And finally the card opened up:
I've used Tombow Dual Brush markers, starting by colouring the birds/branches with 969 Chocolate, then softening the lines with a damp brush. I used N57 Warm Grey for the robins, scribbling the marker onto my palette, and picking up the colour with my paintbrush, layering a few times to build up the darker shades. Their red breasts are 856, and I used the 993 marker directly on the paper to add a bit of colour to the beaks and feet. I used the medium leafy sprig from 4867 WC Foliage Set 2 New to stamp the leaves in 177 Dark Jade, stamping multiple times without reinking to get both light & dark foliage. I added a touch of robin's egg blue to the eggs in the nest, colouring directly with my 451 marker. And finally, I watered down 565 Deep Blue to paint a blue wash suggesting the sky.
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