Saturday, June 03, 2017

The Littlest Birds

It is so true, the littlest birds do sing the sweetest songs. The inspiration for this card came from a Pinterest Board called Tim Holtz Inspiration. For those who do not know Tim Holtz, he is an artist/designer working with the Sizzix line of products and is very well known in this industry for his Distress Inks, which I used on this card today, as well as the stencil I used here. 

For this card I did the stencil monoprint technique using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Carved Pumpkin on Neenah cardstock instead of watercolour paper, which requires less water and less time left on the paper. Once the panel was dry I die cut using the stitched rectangle and sponged around the edges using Wild Honey Distress Ink.

This stamp I bought awhile back, but this is the first time I have used it. It is from Carabelle Studio and is called Perroquets. I have a Cinnamon Pied "Cockatiel" named "CC", which is why I bought the stamp, and as I made this card she was climbing all over me ... I am her "tree"!

I stamped my bird in silver stone ink on watercolour paper and lightly watercoloured, adding the "Cockatiel" yellow and oranges and fussy cut once complete. I then stamped the sentiment on the music panel using Intense Black ink, added the orange cardstock which was die cut using the stitched rectangles and attached the music panel using foam strips. I styled the bird and attached the branch, which is watercoloured in the walnut, then attached those to the card on foam dots. A few dots of Nuvo Jewel Drops finished my card. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Products: Tim Holtz Stencil Concerto, Carabelle Studio Perroquets, Stampendous Spring Sentiments, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Memory Box Twigs and Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Carved Pumpkin, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain, Neenah Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Bazzill Cardstock, Nuvo Jewel Drops, Foam Strips and Foam Dots.

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