Thursday 10 September 2015

Shhh......A Little Bird Told Me....

Hi everyone,

I hope you've had a good week so far and ready to enjoy the upcoming weekend.

I've something that's a little different from my usual styles to show you today.
I'm lovin all the Mixed Media creations out there now, especially the work
by the super talented  PamelliaHer work is outstanding and she has the most
wonderful tutorials.  My experience with this type of style has usually ended up in the
round file as they looked like mud. Today's share is baby steps but I'm happy with it.

I was able to get my hands on some Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps and dies at SSS.
Jumping on the bandwagon I know but I LOVE these cute images.
I was inspired by this card by Sylvie.  I love the colours and background she created. 

I started with a 5x5 inch piece of hot pressed watercolour paper, ripping the edges.
Pulled out my much neglected Tombo markers and added them to an acrylic block,
misted with water and stamped on the paper.
I then taped a MB Texture Disperse stencil onto the paper and added Dreamweaver
Pearlescent embossing paste. This has a lovely shine.
In keeping with the pastel look, image was stamped with
Memento London Fog and coloured with Copic Markers.

Removed a section and added MFT Zipper die and a Prima vintage trinket.
Cheesecloth dyed with TH Evergreen Bough Distressed Ink and water and then
added to the back to peek out the top and side.

Sentiments created in Word

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. Addicted to Stamps and More #161 -  ATG
  2. Aud Sentiments Challenge #140 - ATG
  3. 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #263 - Birthdays
  4. Sieze the Birthday - ATG
  5. Simon Wednesday Challenge - Use a Stamp and Blog Hop
  6. Time Out Challenges #39 - Make Your Mark

Thanks for being here today. 
Your words of encouragement and support are always appreciated.


cotnob said...

A fabulous card Pat, such a wonderful design.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Wow pat, this is wonderful
A fab design
Hugs Kelly

Aileen said...

Pat, brilliant card. Totally in love with every aspect. Colour is just so what I love and that zipper dye is so cool. So eye catching.

Lisa Lynn said...

Love the color of your bird. I got the stamp and haven't had a chance to play yet and you are my inspiration!

Stamps and Paper said...

Pat what a fabulous your sweet bird and I LOVE that zip die...super design


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful card, love the bird and your texture and the fab zip too.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous colours and design, love it!

Thanks for your lovely message you left me Pat, means a lot at this very sad and difficult time.

Wendy xx

Unknown said...

Love the zipper! What a great card.

Lisa :) said...

This is so awesome!!!

Jo Nevill said...

What a fantastic card ! Love your design

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for our special Blog Hop and STAMPtember Release !

Jo x

Jacee said...

This is wonderful Pat, that zip is amazing!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

~ginny said...

Wowza Pat! Love the zipper, the sentiment and the wonderful coloring of the Crazy Bird! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG challenge!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
Owner: RubberMAD (

Lynn said...

That zipper is so cool! Love how you used the mixed media elements. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Rahmat said...

The added zipper is so cool, great colors too, thanks for playing with us at ATSM.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Super cool card. Oh, I LOVE that zipper die.

Unknown said...

I love it! That zipper is amazing! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tina - DT

shirley-bee said...

Well, for baby steps, you're making great leaps! I love this card - beautifully coloured bird, fabulous zip die, great stencilling! Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Nancy said...

Between the colors, the ripped paper and the cool zip die this card had to turn out sensational and it did! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday!

Dana said...

So unique!! Love the zipper!! Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

JoAnn said...

What a cool and unique card. Love the colorful background and that zipper die. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

Oh my gosh! I love this! Wow all the cool texture and distressing, great color choices and that zipper die is an awesome touch! Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you again next challenge!
Jennifer, DT

dreamer said...

Great card, well done. , what die is that zipper from made me go wow, never seen it before, ?
you have used it with a great deal of thought, hugs. Wendy R