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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Little Bird

Morning my crafting friends, hope today finds you all safe and well.

I have been having a little play again with a Perfect Partner set of Sheena Douglass Little Bird that I had never got round to using, believe me there are still stamps I have never used as yet lol! I am sure I am not alone in this. Anyway I am showing you the Little Birdy, he has become one of my favourites and I am sure I will use him again especially in a mixed media card.


I started by choosing a patterned paper, I chose this neutral coloured on with leaves on, I cannot remember what pad I got it from as I have had it in my stash for some time and no longer have the cover. I know I bought it from The Range, one of their 12 X 12 paper pads!
I matted this onto some Black Card then onto my base card. With a piece of Sheena White Stamping Card I painted it with Aquatints Bright & Beautiful using just the Green and Blue blending them together with a bit of water, I heat dried it then put it through Crafters Companion Textures Embossing Folder Wind, sorry I know you cannot see this as it is hidden in the layers, I should have taken a photo of it before layering lol!

On another piece of White Card I inked it up using the Joanna Sheen Stencil Plaid pattern with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire and Forest Moss, I then placed another Joanna Sheen Stencil Decorative Trellis over the top and in places spread Galleria Modelling Paste and left to dry. Once dry I inked over the raised areas with Forest Moss.

I stamped Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Birds of a Feather with Ground Espresso Distress Ink and coloured him in by painting with Distress Inks Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade to make him appear as a Blue Tit ( watch it Ang lol!), then die cut with Little Bird, I painted over the nest with Brushed Corduroy to add a different tone of colour between the branches and cut this out by hand, the die is only the little bird. 
I die cut  my flourish Sizzix Thinlits Graceful Flourish and coloured that in, I got a smaller flourish I had in my stash out of Black card and a little branch I had from my Spellbinders Cherry Blossom, I placed these at the bottom of my card so the bird and nest had something to sit on! Using Heartfelt Creations Regal Boarder & Pocket dies I cut the larger one out and placed it at the top of the card then added my little bird.
To finish I added some words that I had typed up on my PC and cut out, inking round the edge with Forest Moss Distress Ink.

I hope you like my bit of mixed media, I apologize for the layout, blogger is not playing nicely today and will not wrap the text round my images for some reason lol!

I would like to enter this into http://anythingbutcutechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/challenge-12-april-earth-day.html  as I think the world would be a worse place without our little feather friends and http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/april-challenge-spring.html as Spring is the time when many birds are busy making their nests and homes in our gardens, I have three pairs of birds nesting in my conifers at the moment so I have told hubby he cannot trim them till Summer now lol!

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx



12 comments:

  1. Morning jacquie, such a beautiful bird, and colours too. Can't wait to see what you'll do next !! Janice X http://Createdbyjan.blogspot.com

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  2. Brilliant card Jacquie, loving the bird, its wonderful.
    Have a great day
    Patricia x

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  3. What a beautiful composition with this lovely Sheena Douglass bird stamp set!!! Gorgeous make!!! Thank you for joining the April Challenge of the Country View Challenges!

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  4. Lovely project, the bird is fabulous. Cara x

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  5. Gorgeous card `Jacquie, love that bird and a great design. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  6. Hi Jacquie
    Marvellous birdie. So much dimension! Great stuff chuck!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  7. Phew! What a glorious result from all of that hard work!

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  8. What a beautiful bird and so realistic... no wonder it's your latest favourite! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month.

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  9. Thank you for joining our Earth Day challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  10. I agree with you about the world being a better place with these lovely winged creatures that fly majestically through the skies. Wonderful layers and use of the die cuts. This little birdie looks to be having a grand ole time! The background colors with the yellows and blue/green make everything pop! Fantabulous!

    Thanks for joining our "Earth Day" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

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  11. A super card Jacquie, such a gorgeous bird and lots of fabulous details.
    Pauline
    x

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  12. Great card. I love all the ombre effects that you included. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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