Sunday, 1 March 2015

Be yourself


The first of the month and a busy time for new challenges including Country View Crafts - where to celebrate our Blogaversary the theme is Anything Goes.

I had to get out the fabulous Bird Crazy stamps from Tim Holtz. I started by spraying Iced Spruce distress ink and Dylusions Fresh Lime - and added some spashes of Cracked Pistachio distress ink. I only have the ink pad so just did this my spritzing my inked craft mat and swiping my cardstcock through it. I stamped my chosen crazy bird and added some mustard seed DI with a water brush.


The frame is the Tim Holtz postage stamp die on kraft core card - sanded back and vintage photo added.
For the background layer I added texture paste through a stencil and once dry spritzed with iced spruce and pumice stone distress sprays. As I wanted it to compliment the frame a little more I dry brushed some paper artsy chalk paint (space cadet). I added some stencilled letters with black soot distress paint and edged with vintage photo.


Finally I took some words from the new Big Chat stickers and added a little vintage photo.

Do pay a visit to the Country View Crafts challenge blog to see what the rest of the team have come up with.

I would like to enter my crazy bird into the following challenges:
The Artistic Stamper - Spring is coming
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Pan Pastel - Stencils It
Mixed Media Card Challenge - Hints of Spring (+ bird option)

Have a great Sunday.
Nikki
xxx


19 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous,love the bird and fab details.xxx

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  2. Love this little bird and the way you have used it on this very beautiful card

    Chrissie x

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  3. Love these crazy looking birds! Your card is so cool! Xx

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  4. Ah such a cute card Nikki,loving these birds and just waiting for my set to arrive ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  5. A fun and fantastic card. Love the quirky bird.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. Hello Nikki,
    I have not seen this bird before and I think it is so damn cute and ugly at the same time, I am loving the whole card very much.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  7. So much fun Nikki, I just love that bird stamp, I'm so jealous you can get your hands on Tim's new stuff!! Great bit with the burlap bow, love it!! hugs :)

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  8. Those bird stamps are so hilarious, great card Nikki!

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  9. Love that stamp and what you've done with him (I think it's a he?!), fabulous card xx

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  10. Each time I see you ink up the crazy birds it just makes me want to get mine out - your card is fantastic Nikki, I just love it! Anne xx

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  11. Ohh my goodness, your card is stunning Nikki. Tim's bird never looked so wonderful :)
    Great layering and texture in the background.
    I am Pinning this card on my Pinterest board
    Thanks for joining us at Artistic stamper this month

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  12. oh this is really gorgeous hun,bless you for playing at That Craft Place this week,love hugs Cherylxxxxx

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  13. fab card and I just love those TH birdies!! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC!

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  14. I love this card - great intense colour on the bird panel, and then those layers of texture variation - fabulous!
    Alison xx

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  15. awww such a cute bird.. just want to give him a hug, and absolutely love your card too! thank you for playing at that craft place!
    Rachel, TCP DT

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  16. Gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with The Artistic Stamper challenge this month

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  17. This is amazing! Love the BG and the pop of green :) Thank you for sharing with MMCC

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