Monday 9 June 2008

Challenge 18: Birds

Hi everyone! Thanks for taking part last week. Thi
s week we've picked the theme 'Birds'. You can make a Card, Tag, ATC, Skinny, Scrapbook page, Fatbook Page (4x4) Gothic Arch, Moo Mini card, Skinny, Inchie or Altered art. Leave us a link to your blog or email your creations to

Congratulations to Wendy and Linda you have won last week's prize! Please email us your details and we will post you your prizes.

This week's Prize, is supplied by Crop Til You Drop we have a selection of Birthday themed products. They currently have a 75% off clearance sale going on at the web store with lots more new lines being added several times per week.
Everyone who takes part in this week's challenge will be entered into a prize draw and 1 lucky peoples name will be selected at random winning all these crafting goodies!

We will announce the winner next week,

Kate, Wendy, Lesley, Fifi, Becky & Jo


For this weeks challenge I have stamped the bird image by Stampers Anonymous with black versafine, adding some detail with the glossy accents and added a blue gem to his eye. Then I stamped the Inkadinkado quote stamp in the same versafine ink and three of the gems were added - this was then mounted onto holographic silver card. I then layered up three different background papers and added a ribbon.

I stamped my Lily stamp "My Little Friend" and coloured her with distress inks and I also stamped and coloured some birds from a OneFourZero theme plate. The saying "A little birdie told me" was hand written and I added assorted papers, wire and flowers. I finally edged all of the panels with a brown marker for definition.

I have made my card using an Owl stamp of unknown origin and a set of stamps from Stampin Up called ' The Art of Life'. I have embossed images as I go along creating a scene. Inks have been sponged on in Adirondack Butterscotch, Terracotta, Ginger, Espresso and Black. Mounted 3D over coordinating card stock.

I painted a piece of card with gold ink and then cut out lots of squares in different shapes and sizes. I painted each one and then decorated with lots of beads and sequins. I printed out some words and distressed with ink. For my bird I used a clipart image and painted over the top.

I stamped the peacock image with turquoise ink onto white card then embossed it with turquoise sparkle powder. I then colour washed the background and highlighted the 'spots' with twinkling H2O's. I mounted the image onto co-ordinating cardstock. I scored a piece of A4 acetate to make an A5 base. I coloured 4 corner peel-off's with a turquoise permanent marker and placed these on each corner of the acetate base, then mounted the image in the centre. On the inside (with the colour facing out) I glued a piece of green pearl paper.

I stamped my image and watercoloured it in. I matted it onto co-ordinating paper and added a strip of patterned paper down the side. I punched out some flowers and added Copper Stickles to the centres, and printed out a message on the PC, and finally inked round the edge of my card with Distress Ink.

Thanks to,
Lynne, Mardemoomikan,
Nessy, Raine, Rosie, Tina
Angela, Angie, Beth
Cynthia, Dan
Denise, Fiona, Heidi, Hels
Hilda, Joanna, Kim
Krisikka, Lelia, Linda
Wendy, Susie, Sam


Anonymous said...

Here is my bird. Thanks for looking

Rosie said...

Gorgeous examples ladies... I can do birds!! Thanks for a great theme... will be back later with my crestion!!

Anonymous said...

Great challenge!!This morning I made this card.

Here is what I've made.

Dan said...

Another wonderful challenge! Here is my attempt :o)

Unknown said...

Fabulous challenge and great examples as always .... Can't believe I have won the prize from last week .... how exciting - Thnak you. I will be back later with my bird entry!

Rainbow Lady said...

Here is my entry
Thanks for looking
Love Cynthia x

crafty creations said...

beautiful work ladies - thanks for looking at mine

Rosie said...

I said I'd be back!! Made 3 ATCs with Crows!!

Denise said...

Great challenge, mine is here:-

Joanna said...

Yup Ladies I'm back and this is really so much fun.
My idea for this week is up and going on my blog.

Unknown said...

Here is mine:-

Anonymous said...

Great challenge,thanks for it!!!
My entry is here ;)

Thanks for looking at!

Sam said...

I've added a fat book page to my blog now.

Susie Little said...

Hi there,

here's mine.........

Susie xx

Heidi said...

At last I am on time with my entry! Thanks for setting this subject.

Tina said...

Great theme!

Here is my bird-card:

AngelaC said...

Here is my entry this week:
my blog

Kim Dellow said...

Thanks for the challenge. I have a bit of a tongue in cheek one for you this week :)

Kim Dellow said...

Oops forgot to post it!
Here is mine

Anonymous said...

My firs time here!

Fiona said...

My birds are here - if you want to check them out before they fly away!!! LOL!

Angie C said...

Love all the DT cards and projects. I managed to get mine done and it's on my blog

nessy said...

great examples again girls , my card can be found on my blog
thanks for looking
vanessa xx

milli said...

Great DT-Work!!
Love the challenge!

Here's my card

Lou Sims said...

Finally got around to completing my card! Sorry its late but it is now on my blog.

Wendy said...

Just a quick one from me
Here is my entry.

Beth said...

My card is on my blog, thanks for looking!

Hiya, My name is Lynne. said...

Great challenge not sure if I'm too late??? But please take a look anyhow...

Hels Sheridan said...

Here is my entry
Fab challenge thanks! Hels

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