Going Bird Crazy!!

Hello again, and I am delighted to say I have had a fantastic crafty afternoon which included trying something completely out of my comfort zone – water colouring!!  It was great fun and something I will definitely be doing again soon.

I decided to use some of my Distress Inks as a medium to colour, though picking which ones changed as I went as you can see from this picture! I got all my goodies out as I wanted to sit in one place and concentrate on what I was doing, though the scented candle burning in the background is optional 😉

I bought the Bird Crazy Stamps & Dies ages ago but hadn’t had the chance or mojo to play.  I had no inclination to make a card from this wee play session but you will see at the end that I made a card *happy dance*. I changed my Ground Espresso ink pad for a Cracked Pistachio one.


1  Look out the goodies you will need, Stix2 Non Stick Craft Sheet, Distress Inks, Archival Ink, paintbrushes, water, baby wipes, hankies, watercolour paper.

2  Ink up your stamp with Archival Ink as it is waterproof and stamp it onto the watercolour paper.

3 Stamp your DI’s onto your craft mat and use it like a palette 

4  Wet your brush and pick up some of the ink and colour your birdie in.  Leave it to dry for a while, or use a heat gun to dry it if you are impatient like me.

5  Cut a piece of white card down to layer on your card blank, using a distress tool rub the edge of the piece of card with one of the colours you used on the bird.

6  Pick a sentiment, I used one from a Dylusions Set, stamp onto the piece of card, and glue the bird down.

7  Place a scattering of  coordinating sequins on your card to add some sparkle.

8 Apply Glossy Accents to the birds eyes.

Ingredients
Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamps & Dies
Distress Inks
Archival Ink
Dylusion stamps
Glossy Accents
Sequins

Thanks for popping by today.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Sisters Of Craft – Anything Goes
Less Is More – Jewel Colours

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It’s "Girls Only"

Over at Cute Card Thursday Challenges this week, and this is my final one as a Guest DT member, and I have loved it.
I opted to make a vintage style sewing themed card.  I chose a neutral colour theme and used the Dictionary paper from the Sarah Hurley Curio Digi Kit, which is full of gorgeous vintage themed items. I lightly stamped Inkylicious butterflies over it using Vintage Photo Distress ink, and used the ink to distress the edge of the paper and the die cuts too.  The die cut is from my Tim Holtz Sewing room die.  I used a peice of cardboard that came as packaging from a recent stash buy, and embossed it with a butterfly folder before die cutting it.  I had some gorgeous lace from one of my crafty friends, Anda, and used that as an embellishment on the mannequin.  To add some more details to the card, I used my Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch(I adore this) and a wee cheapy punch I got from Tesco.  To carry on the neutral theme, I used some linen twine from Stampin’ Up around the bobbin, and finished it off with a pretty wee brass button. Phew, that was a long explanation!!

 
Ingredients
Dictionary paper – Sarah Hurley Curio Digi Kit
Butterfly Stamps – Inkylicious, Flutters 1
Tim Holtz Sewing Room Die and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch
Linen Thread – Stampin’ Up
Butterfly embossing folder
Brass button and brown paper from stash.
 
 
I hope you like this and it inspires you to try something different.
 
 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
Craft-Room Challenge – Punches and die cuts
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge – Die cuts and punches
Totally Gorjuss – Plain and Simple
Robyns Fetish Challenge – Make it vintage
 
 




It’s "Girls Only"

Over at Cute Card Thursday Challenges this week, and this is my final one as a Guest DT member, and I have loved it.
I opted to make a vintage style sewing themed card.  I chose a neutral colour theme and used the Dictionary paper from the Sarah Hurley Curio Digi Kit, which is full of gorgeous vintage themed items. I lightly stamped Inkylicious butterflies over it using Vintage Photo Distress ink, and used the ink to distress the edge of the paper and the die cuts too.  The die cut is from my Tim Holtz Sewing room die.  I used a peice of cardboard that came as packaging from a recent stash buy, and embossed it with a butterfly folder before die cutting it.  I had some gorgeous lace from one of my crafty friends, Anda, and used that as an embellishment on the mannequin.  To add some more details to the card, I used my Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch(I adore this) and a wee cheapy punch I got from Tesco.  To carry on the neutral theme, I used some linen twine from Stampin’ Up around the bobbin, and finished it off with a pretty wee brass button. Phew, that was a long explanation!!

 
Ingredients
Dictionary paper – Sarah Hurley Curio Digi Kit
Butterfly Stamps – Inkylicious, Flutters 1
Tim Holtz Sewing Room Die and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch
Linen Thread – Stampin’ Up
Butterfly embossing folder
Brass button and brown paper from stash.
 
 
I hope you like this and it inspires you to try something different.
 
 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
Craft-Room Challenge – Punches and die cuts
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge – Die cuts and punches
Totally Gorjuss – Plain and Simple
Robyns Fetish Challenge – Make it vintage