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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  as I think the world would be a worse place without our little feather friends and 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


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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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

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

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


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