Friday, July 29, 2016

For my friend...

I've had this made for a couple weeks-- poor thing got buried in the shack by other unfinished projects...

Check out the difference that lighting makes.  Honestly, IRL, it's somewhere between the two... dreamy but vivid.

After I saw this birdie during one of the last free-playtimes I had and knew right away what I would work on for that session.

Supplies and notes:
  • Library card base remaining from another project-- I sopped up some remianing ink andwater from the craft mat during a wrinkle-free distress, it looks like.
  • I pasted the Carolina Chickadee onto the card with Distress Collage Medium, Crackle, then I kind of glazed the whole thing with Distress Collage Medium, Matte
  • After that, I used an old xmas card as a stencil-- it was greenery and berries.  I pasted some Distress Crackle in Clear Rock Candy through it... oooh, so awesome.
  • After all of this was dry, I scribbled some Distress Crayons around the bird for shading and added some DI over the greenery to show it more.  It's still very subtle, but I happen to like the soft look of this card.
  • I used a think line of Stickles at the edges which totally yielded the magical effect I was hoping for!
  • Vintage cream seam binding
I didn't have any challenges in mind when I made this, but I think I'll just share over at Simon Says Anything Goes on Wednesday... Oh, man: it's like the lottery!  Ooh, and it also qualifies for Simon Says Add Texture on Monday... the crackly texture.  Mmmmm. 


  1. Mimi it still look Dreamy..I love that bird Image..really it reminds me as I was 8-10 my dad got calendar from Chinese company ...the bird is so beautiful like it ...see my last mom visit Munich yeah....Mimi I will maybe reducing crafting n visiting blogland but time to time I will visit you my sweet dear Friend..hugs

  2. Dreamy is a good description of this piece. So beautiful with the mix of colors!

  3. Oh this is so pretty. Love the text with the soft colors and the bird is amazing. Gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  4. Oh my gosh, I am that Carolina Chickadee! I am! And I will display this fantastic tag so proudly. I adore it! Thanks so much!

  5. Gorgeous tags
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x