Thursday, 7 May 2009

A Little Birdy

Hey Peeps,

Another card today which I made for my stepson to give to his Nan for her birthday.

I used the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks....oh, those colours are divine!! I started by adding droplets of Purple Twilight, Juniper and Cool Peri to my craft sheet and then swooshed the glossy paper thru the ink.




Adding a little bit of surgical spirit to the inks left on the craft mat thinned them down so I could use another piece of glossy card and swoosh this too. I then used a fat paintbrush, dipping it into the surgical spirit and then flicking it onto the inky glossy card. This gives a lovely mottled effect, similar to the distressed look you get when you flick water at distress inky backgrounds.

I always use surgical spirit to do this technique as you do use rather a lot of it and it is cheap compared with blending solution!




I used my new stamp designs from the Nature Plate and one of my new Birdy's for the main images. I stamped the small flower from the plate twice and cut out both of them. With the second flower, I cut into the petal and used the wavy line as a guide, so the petals stand out more. Finishing the flower with a DewDropz, I stuck this to the card with silicone glue.

Using a Nestie, I made a little mat for the birdy to sit on and also for the sentiment, which is a Penny Black stamp. I added the word Nan - trying to copy the writing on the stamp but not quite getting it right...heyho, it is art afterall :O))

I dried off all the stamped images with the heatgun - I had used Ranger Archival ink for the stamping.

Thanks for looking and I hope you are having a good week.

Hels x

4 comments:

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Lovely card Hels, and if you hadn't mentioned youd written the 'nan' yourself I wouldn't have known - looks good to me ;)
Anne xx

TinaB said...

Fab card Hels xxx I bet she will love it xx

Carolands said...

Lovely card and we can see your image reflecting onto the brad. I haven't tried anything with my birdie stamp yet, but looking forward to it. Carol x

Andrea said...

fantastic Hels and you look great in that reflection :-) xx

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