Friday, February 24, 2017

Colorful Kiwi

I think this is my first time playing with the folks at Country View Challenges!  I came across this challenge while checking my feed last week, and I saw Pear Shaped Crafting's post, and was so inspired by the time limit that I made a mental note to participate!

This project will go to a new co-worker who is originally from New Zealand.   I hope she likes it.

This is it:
First ten minutes...

After twenty mintues...

Thirty minute project!

  • Base is an old library catalog card lightly coated with Liquitex gesso and dried.
  • Teresa Collins modeling paste through a Heidi Swapp stencil then dried
  • LuminArte/Angelwings watercolors (from Autumn-- thanks!) used on the background 
  • Distress Spray in Tarnished Brass splattered across the background 
  • Kiwi cut from a Flonz discount card and adhered with Distress Collage Medium in matte
  • Pom-pom yarn from Tuesday Morning added to edges with Glossy Accents 
  • Glittery Thickers added for NZ
  • Flowers all from my stash adhered with Glossy Accents 
  • I rubbed some parts with some the turquoise DecoArt Metallic Lustre 
That's it!

Along with Country View Challenge for a less-than-thirty-minute challenge, I will also share this at the current Make My Monday where they are encouraging bird creations... you know, I need no encouragement here.  Birds are my primary inspiration.


  1. This is so much fun Mimi. I love the colours and everything about it. Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts.

  2. I congratulate myself when I manage to make a card within an hour. 30 minutes, I think I've done that once. But then everything was ready designed in my head and things went according to plan. I'm more a crafter who has got a plan on how to start, then I try different bits and bobs, papers, colors. The card design comes to life during the process. But it would be fun to try this challenge at some point. It's a fantastic artsy little design this. Nothing I would be able to make in 30 minutes though.

  3. Great card; it's so bright and colorful. I love your bird - no kiwis here in the USA! We are, however, lucky to have lots of bald eagles in our area. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

  4. I copy from you Teresa Collins modeling paste through a Heidi Swapp stencil its stunning Mimi
    really artistic and the Kiwi bird soo sweeet
    I think your NZ friend will love this and me too..
    30 minutes woooww
    like Pia
    I will make 30 minutes if the idea already in my mind or sketch challenge already there and the supply I alredy prepared too..
    congrats on your less than 30 Minutes work sweety