Friday 22 May 2020

Crazy Birds

These bird stamps can be used for all sorts of cards and this time I've combined two of them along with suitable words.  Stamped onto white card stock and coloured with pencils.  A 'brick wall' was embossed and sponged and some rectangular dies used to cut out the image.  The main part of the wording was stamped onto the bird plaque (using the Misti of course) and the second part of the phrase stamped onto some white card and cut into a banner.  The simple addition of a die cut feather completes this quirky card.  I stamped and coloured a couple more of the birds so the next job is to make something different with them. before they find their way into 'snippets storage'.

Background Paper - magazine freebie (good quality one)
Birds - Crazy Bird stamps - Tim Holtz
Brick Wall - Tim Holtz embossing folder
Feather - die from The Works
Wording - stamps from a magazine freebie set (from really way back)

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Wild Flowers

Yesterday I spent some time using Distress Oxide inks to colour up a couple of pieces of watercolour paper, then couldn't decide what to do with them so they were left on my desk and I sat down and did some crochet instead.  Today I decided I really must get motivated to see what they could be used for and I settled on die cutting some flowers and foliage.  Luckily I'd coloured a piece using greens and the other in various pinks, mauve and yellow.  The butterfly background was a piece from a quite old pad from Sizzix (Tim Holtz) and I added a strip of die cut lace and a Birthday greeting before arranging the leaves and flowers, tying a bow in some jute string to finish it off.  I still have some of the inky pieces left so they will probably appear on another card or two before too long.

Quite a dull start to the day today but now the sky is blue and the sun is shining again.

Flowers - Wildflower Stems #2 Sizzix Thinlits
Lace - Crochet dies Sizzix Thinlits
Sentiment - Stamper's Anonymous stamp set Tim Holtz
Background - Kraft Resist, Tim Holtz Idea-ology

Monday 18 May 2020

Snippets Challenge #378

My card for the Pixie Snippets Playground Challenge this time has only one snippet which is quite unusual for me because I do try to use up my snippets mountain whenever I can without cutting into new pieces of card or paper.  The snippet used was the black piece for die cutting the roofscape - not sure if this is actually a word but you will see what I mean.  This was quite a quick card to make and is quite simple really using a strip of sky paper which came from a magazine freebie and just layering the die cut on top.  The moon was achieved by sponging some yellow ink through a mask made by punching a circle into a piece of scrap paper.  The sentiment was made on the computer using 'Word'.  Again there is a great prize on offer for the person whose name is pulled out of the hat and Di has made us a super card using lots of narrow strips of patterned paper - such accuracy and so much patience.

Roofscape - die from Britannia dies
Sky - paper from magazine freebie booklet
Sentiment - Computer generated