Shabby Chic

 Hello Again Crafty Friends!

Today I’ve got a fun mixed media card for you that utilizes many of the gorgeous materials from Little Birdie Crafts.  

To start, I grabbed this super cool chipboard clock and was thinking that it would be even more beautiful if it had a slight gold coloring to it.  So, I took the gold Metallic Wax and started adding some color to the edges and LOVED IT!  

Once I had the clock looking the way I wanted, I went looking for something to put it on.  I simply adore the ‘Texture Brew’ paper pack.  It has the coolest patterns of wood, textiles and brick.  I picked out the white washed and worn piece and went to work creating my design.

I knew I didn’t want a super clean design so I added some paint splatters with the Chalk Paint in the colors Whipped Seafoam and Frozen Ice.  I really love how it just added a bit of color to the piece when it was looking kind of plain before.

I used some embellishment pieces from the Boho Dreams paper pack.  There is a sheet in there that has some beautiful things that are great all on their own!  I added some of the gold wax to the edges of those pieces to tie in the gold and also make the images look less stark.

Once my card was coming along, I grabbed a greeting from the Watercolor Floral Ballet paper pack.  There is a neat sheet in that pack that has coordinating floral images, large greetings and smaller ones.

Lastly, I needed some bling so I went with the Bling Fiesta Silver Pack shiny ones.  I didn’t have any gold ones so I added some of the gold wax prior to adhering them and I think they came out great!

I hope you enjoyed my project share today and that you get inspired to try something new or different.  Until next time, have an amazing day!

~Adrienne

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Vacation – Scrapbook Layout

Hey there crafty people! Welcome back to the Little Birdie blog and thank you so much for stopping by.

Today I am sharing my last DT layout for Little Birdie as the term has now come to an end.

I thought I’d do a travel themed layout this time as I don’t seem to do too many of them, I hope you like it.

For this layout I have used cardstock and some elements from 3Quarter Designs ‘Bon Voyage’ collection.

I did a fair bit of mixed media for the background of this one. I did some stenciling using black ink and stenciling using white gesso, which I then sprinkled embossing powder over the top of while it was still wet.

I also did some stamping using black ink.

I heat embossed the honey comb chipboard and attached it around my photo.

I created a flower cluster around my photo and also heat embossed some postage stamp resins and tucked them under the flowers.

To finish off, I added some glitter to some of the flowers for extra sparkle and also sprinkled some stones over and around the flowers.

I hope you have all enjoyed seeing my creations for the Little Birdie Design Team over the past year, it was a pleasure working with this amazing team.

Mel x

Products Used
-3Quarter Designs ‘Bon Voyage’ cardstock/elements
Little Birdie white gesso
-Little Birdie mixed media stones
Little Birdie ‘Honeycomb Chipboard’
Little Birdie ‘Arcadia Aqua Medley’ flowers
Little Birdie ‘Natalie Arctic Ice’ flowers
Little Birdie ‘Elira Shabby Chic’ flowers’
-Kaisercraft ‘Compass’ stencil
-Unbranded ‘Arrow’ stencil
-Ranger Distress Oxide in ‘Black Soot’
-Random Arts ‘Postage Stamp’ resins
-Couture Creations ‘Turquoise’ embossing powder
-Stampendous Fran-tage ‘Aged Marine’ embossing powder
-Lindy’s embossing powder in ‘Don’t Scream Aquamarine’
-Nuvo glitter accents in ‘Fresh Snowfall’
-Unbranded ‘Postage Stamp’ stamp

Male Accordion Album

Hey there crafty friends! Welcome back to the Little Birdie blog – Melissa with you today and I am sharing something new and different.

I thought I would have a go at creating an accordion album (just because) and decided to make it a male themed album.

To create this album I followed Einat Kessler’s tutorial on YouTube.

To see a quick flip through of my album, click on the YouTube link below.

I hope you liked my latest project. Maybe you can give this accordion album a try too someday.

I will be back with some more crafty inspiration very soon, until then…happy crafting!

Mel x

Products Used
-Black card stock
Little Birdie ‘The Classic Gentleman’ collection
Little Birdie ‘Brick Wall’ chipboard
Little Birdie ‘Bling Fiesta Gold
-Twine
-3Quarter Designs ‘Precious Time’ chipboard
-3Quarter Designs ‘Miss Aeronaut’ chipboard
-Kaisercraft ‘Decorative Locks’ wooden flourishes
-The Dusty Attic ‘Industrial Globes’ chipboard
-Finnabair rust effect paste in ‘Green’ & ‘Dark Brown’
-Couture Creations embossing powder in ‘Chunky Aged Copper’ & ‘Copper’
-Lindy’s ‘Don’t Scream Aquamarine’ embossing powder
-Stampendous Fran-tage embossing powder in ‘Aged Silver’
-Ranger distress ink in ‘Vintage Photo’