How to Use Backyard Birds Inspired by Charley Harper + Video!

Today I share 2 different Artist Inspired cards made with the new release set from Ellen Hutson called Backyard Bird Friends.

Starting with a classic Andy Warhol block style design using some bright Copic colours.

Lostinpaper - Ellen Hutson - Backyard Bird Friends (card) 1 copy

I did use a background of black cardstock as I thought this helped it to pop.

Lostinpaper - Ellen Hutson - Backyard Bird Friends (card) 1 copy

My second design is another of my fave artists Charley Harper.  His illustrative style is unique and I love his use of colour.

Lostinpaper - Ellen Hutson - Backyard Bird Friends (card) 1 copy

I created my own masked panel background by blending some Distress Oxide inks.

Lostinpaper - Ellen Hutson - Backyard Bird Friends (card) 1 copy

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.

Are you inspired by your favourite artists?  I think it’s a great place to get some inspiration and maybe some colour combos and then you can make it your own from there.  I am so glad you stopped by today, Hugs

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Other Supplies:  Copics – Tweet 0 / R02 / RV02,04 / Y11,17 / YG21 / C9 / BG11 / B000,02.  Home 0 / BG11 / B95 / T0,4 / W0,2,4.

Solar White 110
Solar White 110
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Neenah 80lb
Neenah 80lb
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Black
Black
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Stamp Masking Paper
Stamp Masking Paper
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Backyard Bird Friends Combo
Backyard Bird Friends Combo
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Backyard Bird Friends
Backyard Bird Friends
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Backyard Bird Friends Die
Backyard Bird Friends Die
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Tuxedo Black
Tuxedo Black
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Onyx Black
Onyx Black
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Frayed Burlap
Frayed Burlap
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Antique Linen
Antique Linen
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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Copic Multiliner
Copic Multiliner EH
Blending Tool
Blending Tool
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Spring Scissors
Spring Scissors
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Scissors
Scissors
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Bigshot
Bigshot
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Gemini Junior
Gemini Junior
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Stamp Blocks
Stamp Blocks
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MISTI
MISTI
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ATG
ATG
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Foam Squares small
Foam Squares small
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Foam Squares
Foam Squares
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Painters Tape
Painters Tape
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19 thoughts on “How to Use Backyard Birds Inspired by Charley Harper + Video!

  1. How ever did you learn about Charley Harper??!! LOve him! are you surprised? We even have jigsaw puzzles of his work! He’s created so many gorgeous prints!
    LOve your CH inspired card … and the first is gorgeous, too!
    =]

  2. These are great and although I like both I really love the second one. The way you did your background is wonderful

  3. Love these! The birds are so cute, and I like how you could make them into familiar birds by coloring them different ways. I love your Warhol card!

    I use the stamp blocks a lot, probably a little more than my stamp platform. But I do agree that it has changed everything.

  4. I don’t know about Charlie Harper! (Have I been under a rock)?I will look him up because I love the look of this!

  5. I really like the way you did the card in the video. I have never heard of Charlie Harper but I will have to goggle him. Therese, if you say you have your eye on the pro it is just a matter of time before you get one. You know that, don’t you? When people ask me what my hobby is I tell them it’s buying stuff to support my other hobby. I won’t tell your husband if you won’t tell mine! LOL

  6. Both cards are great, but I have to say I love the second one. I’d never heard of Charley Harper, but I’ve had a look at his work on-line. Crafting is an ongoing source of education; we are always learning something new. Thank you.

  7. Love thr cards. So cute and colorful especially that little bird, he is darling. Thank you for sharing him and your inspiration.

  8. I had to go look up Charley Harper after seeing the video, Therese. I didn’t know about him but I bet my art teaching daughter did. His graphic style is wonderful and so is your interpretation of him.

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