Friday, August 25, 2023

Quail Family Portrait!

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With all these back to school photos getting posted, I feel like quails' special moments are getting lost in the shuffle so I decided to build a little quail family portrait. 

These quail dies are not only adorable, but they are such a nice size - about half a card front, which made putting their family portrait together easy!

First, I ink blended all the pieces, just following the colors shown on the layering guide here. I thought that was such a pleasing color palette - their purple was a bit more plummy, but I realized I didn't have a plummy ink! I love the contrast here between the lavender and yellow though. This is all Distress Oxides.

I glued them all together with my Precision Glue Press - so great for the little details like the white on the male - and the way they made these dies is genius because the layering legs work for both birds - so just cut two. 

Next I used this gorgeous layering frame die - I only used on layer but you can see all the layers here - it's so pretty - and I cut black cardstock and then brayered gold paint onto it for a distressed, vintage frame look for their oh so serious family portrait. 

All of that sits on a card base that I ran through my die cutter with the piercing plate. Just as an experiment, I ran the WHOLE folded card through on a light 80 lb card base - it's so cute to have the inside pierced! So that's a fun option.

Quail are such beautiful little birds. But I have to say, in my GenX head, the whole time I was making this I was cracking up because it looks like I made a little Partridge Family! Just the way my brain works - I don't make the rules.

I have more coming with all this goodness, but in the meantime, you can check it out here

Video soon! Loveyameanitbye.

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1 comment:

  1. The one on the right reminds me of Keith. He was so dreamy. ;-)
    We had quail in our yard in CA when I was growing up. They were so sweet to watch! I haven't seen them there over the last few years (when I visit). I'll have to ask why that is.


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