Friday, 24 February 2017

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I had a play this afternoon with my Crayola Stix crayons and acrylic paper.

I scribbled lots of colour onto the paper then blended with my fingers.  It looked very bright so I gave it a coat of white Gesso and when it was dry did some stencilling with Milled Lavender DI for the background .

Then using a Jofy set I stamped the tree sideways to make branches and added the birdhouse.  I extended the branches at the bottom with a fine marker then coloured with Promarkers.

The bird was stamped onto a scrap of white card and watercoloured  with a bit of clear sparkle pen on top then cut him out and stuck him to the branch with foam pads.

To finish I put purple crayon round the edge and again rubbed with my finger.  The heart is punched from white card and also has a bit of sparkle pen on top of the milled lavender DI.

I think my card might have been more suitable for Halloween, don't you?

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - February (Animal Magic) 
Make My Monday challenge #40 (Birds)
The Alphabet Challenge - Y for You Choose
Brown Sugar challenge #239 - Anything Goes)

45 comments:

Lucy Woods said...

This is fab! What a brilliant scene you've created! Lovely card!
Lucy x

Angela Radford said...

This is so sweet Barb. Thanks for the visit to mine too. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

Carol L said...

Halloween? Nah, I think it makes a great "new home" card! Love that silly bird with that colorful background.

Jane Willis said...

It's a gorgeous card, and would be great any time of the year - I think it would be perfect as a new home or a welcome home card
Jane

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Barb and the tree looks cool stamped like that, great idea. Love the colours you used too...xx{aNNie}

Valerija said...

So adorable! Love the background.
Valerija xx

meg said...

Fantastic card Barb, great explanation of how you made it,

Maxine D said...

This is gorgeous - love your colours, and no, not a halloween card at all!
Blessings
Maxine

scrAPpamondo said...

You used your crayons beautifully!! Love the mixed media effect and the scene you have created!

Lia said...

Barb,this is amazing! I love the background!
Lia xx

cuilliesocks said...

Oh I think your card is fabulous, wonderful colours and design, I love the little bird, he has a cute expression on his face, Kate x

Sian said...

This is a brilliant card. I absolutely love it. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

SARN said...

Great inking and playing Barb. Love this.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Aquarius said...

looks like you had fun making this card - that is one cute and quirky bird!

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a wonderful and very super card.
I love every bit of this wonderful creation.
Your work is excellent.
Not heard if this technique before.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pat said...

What a fun piece of work Barb and the background is gorgeous, and the little owl makes me smile with its sweet goggle eyed expression. Who wouldn't want this as a moving house card. Fabulous! x

Inkyfingers said...

This is a fabulous mixed media piece of art Barb! I love the bold colour and it was such a great idea to use the tree on the side to make the branches. It has a lovely whimsical feel and I am leaving with a smile on my face!
Hugs
Carol x

Sylviahobbycards said...

Fabulous card,Barb.Love the beautiful background and the cute bird.This card is suitable for every time of the year.Have a nice weekend.

Hugs,Sylvia x

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous, Barb! I especially love the background you made!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Barb, I love the gorgeous little bird you've added it's so cute.

Sue xx

AlisonC said...

You've created a lovely atmosphere with your background. Great idea to make the trees into branches. Good fun.

Cobnut Crafter said...

I agree with Alison, this card certainly has atmosphere and I love the quirky bird. Beautiful background colour. Anne x

Carole said...

Fabulous card Barb...love your background!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Barb, a super background and a sweet bird.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

rachel said...

Lovely make Barb - doesn't make me think Halloween at all! Its gorgeous! Hugs rachel x

karenlotty said...

It's lovely I didn't think of Halloween but yes I suppose it does in a way

MaryH said...

This is adorable. Enjoyed reading the creating adventures (I don't have any crayon stix, just ole Crayola ones!) Love this background, and the idea of addingthe gesso to tone down the colors. Brilliant to stamp the tree sideways as you did, to make a perch for this oh so cute bird. A clever & most attractive card! TFS

Gerrina said...

The background is so beautiful! Think you were right to tone it down... A fun card with that funny bird! Enjoy the sunday!

Greta said...

What a fun card, Barb!

brenda said...

That sounds like a real fun background to make Barb and love the finished effect the gesso toned it down perfectly. It's a super creation, many thanks for joining our Animal Magic theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

KandA said...

This is such a gorgeous card Barb. your background is fabulous and I love that super birdie xx

Lisa Andersson said...

Fantastic background, Barb! Love the scene you've created here, it would fit any time of year.
Hugs, Lisa

Pat said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing with Make My Monday Challenge..

Basslady said...

a very adorable card!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Basslady said...

i am also commenting for make my monday!

can only repeat that your card is gorgeous! :-)

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Craftychris said...

This is absolutely fabulous! Love the background and the gorgeous little bird - I think it could be cool for Halloween or anytime! I love it! xxx

Sally H said...

A wonderful and very creative card for our animal Challenge! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us this month and good luck!

Joan said...

I think this is a lovely card Barb , love the background you have created and that bird just makes me smile
Thanks for entering our challenge at Stamping Sensations this month
Joan

hazel said...

A fabulous card Barb, I love the background and the cute little bird.
xxx Hazel.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card Barb....great background and sweet little bird and his house....Joolsx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very pretty. Or should I say it's very tweet. I like the colors and the stenciling.

Tina Z. said...

ooo, this is an amazing scene.

pinky said...

What a gorgeous project, love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
Pinky

Cazro said...

Fabulous, love the background. A great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Caz DT

Donna said...

I really like this and love that you use whatever craft materials you have to hand.
Did you have to put anything on to seal the crayons, Barb? x