I picked up this wonderful chickadee stamp from Talk About Images . This scene is 9.5 x 8 inches without the mats to accommodate this little bird that is a large stamp. Everything else in this scene is from Stampscapes. I started with the bird in the corner then added the right and left banks around him. Using the top of the Maple Trio stamp, I created the bushes at the start of the water, a tip I learned from Ken Pesho during my stamping weekend in Chicago.
For the chickadee I started with E11 Bareley Beige, then added E15 Dark Suntan to his darker parts. I decided he was too orange, so I took E02 Fruit Pink and lightened both his belly and his face. YR15 Pumpkin Yellow was added for the beak and feet. I used E35 Chamois for the branch he is on, G24 Willow for the grass blades and R46 Strong Red for the berries. The water was first colored directly with a BG01 Aqua Blue marker, but then I airbrushed both BG01 Aqua Blue and B01 Light Blue into it. The grass is G40 Dim Green over which I airbrushed YG03 Yellow Green. I also used G24 Willow in some of the blades of grass. The rocks are E70 Ash Rose. For the cabin, I base colored the entire thing with E11 Bareley Beige, then used E17 Reddish Brass on the roof. Taking E15 Dark Suntan, I shadowed the walls to give a weathered look. The sky is an airbrushed combination of B41 Powder Blue and B45 Smoky Blue. Here is another great tip. I wanted the leaves in the foreground to be really dark. Since they did not stamp out as dark as I wanted, I took C7 Cool Gray and colored over them. It is the perfect color for touching up poorly stamped solid black images. Thanks for stopping by