Tim Holtz Crazy Birds ( 7,8)

IMG_7582 (Medium)IMG_7583 (Medium)It’s Bird Crazy time !I stamped the bird images onto watercolour paper and coloured with distrss inks,and then fussy cut out. The main reason I wanted to show these cards ( and the two following tomorrow) was for the backgrounds. I taped my watercolour card onto my craft mat with some low tack tape – I used washi tape and this step was done to give the white border around the card. I coloured the whole piece with a light shade of distress ink and sponge, and then stenciled through with darker inks using a variety of stencils. If you don’t have stencils you can use the negative¬† waste from your die cuts, which I have been known to do! For the bottom card I die cut some letters for the Be Cool. When your inked background is finished remove the washi tape, ( Slowly so the card doesnt rip). Til tomorow….

Merry Christmas to all my Blog friends!

IMG_0701 (Medium)IMG_0702 (Medium)IMG_0703 (Medium)Three cards today, all made with Bo bunny You’re Invited paper collection and matching collectables.I made good use of my gold twine, which was purchased for xmasd cards but has found it’s way to most of the cards I have made lately ( love using it!)and sequins, and the bottom card has a stamped bird crazy stamp by Tim holtz, because I love them too – they make me smile!A day off today, how lucky that I got xmas eve off, and so Nathan and I were over at the shops super early ( about 7am) to do our grocery and fruit and veg shopping to beat the last minute shoppers, and that worked a treat. It is now only mid morning and all my chores for the day are done.I wish you all a safe and merry Christmas,fun with loved ones, and I will see you all back here in a day or so! Happy holidays, Love helen x