Monday, 21 January 2013

Bird Challenge

Oh dear - no work on Friday as we had about 30cm of snow!!! 

Anyway I had started to  make this book and so decided this would be great for the sunday stampers bird challenge.  

I just used some backing card from card pads (waste not want not) and use the Tim Holtz Perfect Splatter Distress Technique (sort of).  I used several of the distress inks splodged onto my craft mat and some mica powders sprinkled into these.  I then spritzed with water until beaded and laid the card into it.  I dried the card and then dabbed again into remaining ink until happy with result.

The die cuts were cut from Marianne dies (I think these might be Ornate Bird  Cage 2, Bird of Paradise, and Garden Branch) - these were are stamped with Indigoblu Crackleglaze stamp (I know it is quite subtle but it is there) and then coloured with various distress inks.  The bird has had some rock candy crackle added for texture - not ideal as on a smooth surface and starting to chip a bit! The flower brad was an old one from my stash - now sure where it came from - it was silver so I coloured it with alcohol marker.

I made the book with WRMK The Cinch  (only mine is the older version one) and added some stash ribbons. 
Love the Tim Holtz Perfect Splatter Technique
The dies are all Mariannes. You can just make out the Indigoblu Crackleglaze stamp on all of the dies cuts.



Showing the Indigoblu stamp and the rock candy crackle


This is the back cover - this side of the card is more absorbent so the effect is so different.

This is the inside of the back cover...
This is the inside of the front cover - I am undecided which I like best. At least I can see each one every time I use the book.
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  1. Gorgeousness indeedily, loving those splashy backgrounds... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Oh wow Jacky, your background is absolutely stunning, I keep going back to have a look at it and how you did it - thank you for sharing your technique, will definitely try this one! Beautiful... Trying to figure out how I can follow you? Hugs, Anne x

  3. Sorry Jacky, me again, it was not the right button...

    1. Hi Anne, I think I have now worked out how to add the button! Thanks for your support

  4. Loving your book - the colours and texture looks great and such a sweet bird in his cage!!

  5. Hi Jacky, thanks for adding the button, am now following you. Hugs, Anne x

  6. Hi Jacky, thank you for your comment on my blog. Sorry to hear that you are under the weather. Hope you get well soon so we can see more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Anne x