Monday, 5 October 2015

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.

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

Thanks for popping by today.

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


  1. Those birds are just awesome and they take the jewel colours brilliantly.
    Super card and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. What a beautifully coloured crazy bird... the jewel colours suit him admirably!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Totally awesome and so tweet.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  4. Fabulous jewel colours you chose for your card, love the bird and the sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  5. Fab card, love that stamp! Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
    Claire xx


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