Thursday, 23 May 2019

Spring Time is for the 'Birds'

Hello and Welcome to today's post.
We are having a
Things with Wings Blog Hop and Linky Party
and it's already in Full Swing over at STAMPlorations
In case you missed it - here is the Link to Day One
with all the details with prizes and linky.

There is still so much more to come and I am
with the Girls for the 
STAMPlorations Things with Wings Part 3
Here is what I made for your pleasure.

In my mailbox a few days ago was the
  CUTplorations Perched Bird Die
(Thanks Shery)
so of course I had to try it out.
I rummaged through my bits box and found this
colourful piece made from Alcohol Inks and Photo  Paper.
I cut out the bird die and then
did something I had never done before -
embossed with ARTplorations Ethnic Organic One stencil
It's very hard to see in the photo as it is very soft
and I thought adding dimension to take the stark white away.
That wasn't quite enough so landed up
adding some stenciled splats in the similar colours as my bird.
These were Tim's Distress Ripe Persimmon
Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio.
This was popped and attached to coloured card base.
My simple sentiment is from STAMPlorations Art Marks


 Again I used the Perched Bird
I thought it would look stately on top of a
STAMPlorations Feathery Stamp 
It even comes with matching dies which
I didn't need to use this time.
I started by heat embossing the feather with
Ranger Potting Soil adding colours from some
new shakers from Lindy's Magical's
I did land up die cutting the feather
so I could mask my background for the
 ARTplorations Weaving Stencil
also with Magical's.
I die cut my Magical coloured bird and cut the branch
so I could pop her on top of the feather.
I sponged 'her' with a stamp from
 STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge
and again on her back with a darker ink.
Also inked around the edges.
A touch of Nuvo Glitter Gloss was added for her eye.
I finished with some splatters and heat embossed sentiment
from the Feathery Stamp Set. Adhered to SU card stock.

preview-Featherypreview-web-stencil-085-WeavingSheryRuss_Scribbly Splattery Grunge-preview

Have you had a chance to join the Gallery with 'your' Wings?
There are so many amazing creations already
so hoping you can join us if you haven't.
You have been over and checked it all out right!
Don't forget to comment over on our Blog,
the other Designers Blogs
and of course here also for a chance to win!
Thanks for popping in to see mine.
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*Vicki* said...

Oh I do love these bird creations so much Ina!! Love the colorful design at the top and the fun coloring and the way you've arranged your second design too! Beautifully done!!

Glennis F said...


Mac Mable said...

Love the vibrant colours of the alcohol inks on your first card and how you did the background...I must remember to use stencils to emboss with. Great design on the second card too and love how the wonderful bird is sitting on top of the feather x.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Your backgrounds for these birds are fabulous!

terrie said...

Well done on your did awesome with all of the crafty supplies...tfs

Janet said...

Love both of your cards! Love the looks of how the die was used. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Sue D said...

Great background for these pretty birds.

Chris Dring said...

Ina, both of your cards are so amazing! Love all the fun colors of the first card, and the vintage look to the second one!

Becca Yahrling said...

Both birdies are beautiful! I love all birdies, colorful,
one color, doesn't matter. lol Your cards are beautiful.

Tammy said...

Both cards are beautiful Ina! I love the backgrounds and the bird on your first card is so colorful, great alcohol ink colors!
Hugs, Tammy

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful bird designs. I love both of them.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful, Ina. I love that brightly colored bird. It looks like you colored it after you cut it out. Ahhhmazing.

Shona Erlenborn said...

These are both amazing Ina. The fist one is so eye-catching. Love what you did for the backgrounds on both of the cards. Great work!

lostinpaper said...

Look at those amazing colours on your birds, these are brilliant Ina!

Carol L said...

Such a pretty pair of cards with beautiful birds! Love the stencil work and splats, and such warm and wonderful sentiments too!

Lori said...

Your bird cards are beautiful! Such pretty colors!

Daniela said...

Two wonderful use the die negativ and positiv!

Dee Earnshaw said...

loving both of these cards, but the shaker card is super special:)

Karenladd said...

Both cards are beautiful, but that first one really caught my attention! Love the bold alcohol ink colors and bird die cut!

Helen said...

Super cards, Ina! I love how something from our scrap box can work so perfectly! You couldn't do it better if you tried! Great set!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards with these pretty dies!

Tina Z. said...

great design with this amazing die!