To begin with I stamped CI 378 onto a piece of calico that had some iron-on interfacing on the back. I used Archival Sepia ink and wiped as much ink as I could off of the bird before stamping onto the material.
I then embroidered the leaves and flowers on the centre of the frame.
Pearls and beads were then added to the hanging chains.
Next I stamped the bird onto white card in VersaFine Onyx Black and heat embossed using clear embossing powder.
The crown was stamped again on another piece of white card and embossed using platinum embossing powder.
Both the bird and the crown were then cut out.
The frame was cut from some darkish green textured card, lightly sanded, the corners then stamped with one of CI lovely freebies and embossed with clear embossing powder. small areas were lightly rubbed with Treasure Gold wax in Olive Bronze.
The embroidery was then attached to the back of the frame, a small amount of toy stuffing was added to the back of the material so as to give a slight 'domed' effect, then the whole art work was mounted onto some cream coloured card before adding it to a kraft card.
Finally the crown was stuck onto the bird and the bird attached to the embroidery as in the original stamp.
I am very pleased with how this has turned out, I love the different textures and I will be experimenting further with stamping and embroidery.
Thanks as always for stopping by and reading this blog and all comments are much appreciated. Take care and enjoy your week, Jane x