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Friday, 9 May 2014

Birds of a Feather (posted by Judith)

Hi Folks, I have a couple of bird related samples for you today using the stamp of the month stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

For my first sample, I created a couple of backgrounds using Distress paints and water. I used some smooth watercolour paper, as I wanted to add lots of water to the paints to create a watery feel to the backgrounds. I have used Seedless Preserves, Crushed Olive and Antique Linen as my colour palette. On the larger background, I stamped a border using a tree stamp from the Woodland Dreams stamp set using gold embossing powder. On the smaller background I have used one of the lovely Lalique style birds, which I have coloured using Distress Markers. I simply matted the backgrounds with plum card, and added some ruffled ribbon.

My second project is a little altered notelet box, using Weathered Wood Crackling Medium and acrylic paint from my stash. I painted the little box using navy and and pale blue paint, applying the crackling medium in between the two layers. I used very cheap acrylic paint, so it works very effectively. I stamped the bird onto tissue paper using silver embossing powder, and coloured it with Distress Markers.

I used a sentiment from the Mackintosh Sentiments clear stamp set to stamp along a piece of ribbon to embellish the sides of the box. I added a couple of Crealie flowers to complete my project.
Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. Two lovely but completely different ways of using these beautiful stamps. I love the colours you have used for the card, and the Woodland Dreams trees in the background work really well with those beautiful birds. The notelet box has a pretty crackle finish and the birds stamped on to tissue paper give a nice light slightly see through finish and mould to the surface perfectly.

  2. Beautiful warm card and super how the birds fit on that crackled box! Love the ribbon!

  3. Two wonderful projects Judith I particularly love your altered box it would make a lovely gift for a friend
    Jackie x

  4. two wonderful and very different projects - beautiful xx

  5. Two beautiful projects.
    Linda xxx

  6. Two great projects really. I love the background for your peacocks, it is like exotic coloured marble. The gold embossing is smashing. The box for notes is a great idea and the peacocks are smashing as a focal motif on this sort of project. I love the stamping on the ribbon around the edge. Elaine xxx

  7. Two stunning projects! I love those rich colours, the stamped background and the painted background for the birds makes it so very gorgeous and lush. The note pad holder is another great project and a wonderful gift for anyone, thanks for sharing x

  8. Your use of colour in both these projects catches the eye, in the first it's the use of the plum card stock for matting which draws out the plummy seedless preserves colouration in the background; in the second it's your orange flower on both the lid & the side ribbon that makes the whole 'zing' - I especially like the way your flower centre brings out the crackle of the box's background.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. Such creative ideas. Beautiful work Judith. Love both of your projects.
    Flo xx


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