Make a Wish

Hi there Creatives!

This time I really stretch my boundaries and worked with colour out of my comfort zone! I normally like to work with subdued colors, but I though let be adventurous and go for Yellow! This photo taken of my daughter on her seventeenth Birthday is so whimsical and filled with yellows and gold.

“Make a Wish”I created the background on paper from my stash and yellow paper from the Little Birdie Chevrons in Aquarelle Collection. I tore a piece and adhered it a little off side . I applied Mixed Media Paste through the LB Script Stencil.

Step 1

I sprayed Tangerine and Lime Splash Color Splash randomly. I also splattered with watered down white Gesso and Golden Glaze Tinted Metallic Paint across the page.

Step 2

The LB Chipboard is already primed therefor it is easy to paint the Golden Glaze   Tinted Metallic paint on it. I really love the little wreath.

Step 3

To create the layered effect behind the photograph, I used old book paper and an off cut piece of paper from my stash. I tucked the chipboard and leaves in behind the photo and added some leaves. finally I adhered the flowers and some self adhesive pearls.

Step 4

Here are some close up photos:

I hope this leaves you inspired to create and try out these gorgeous Little Birdie products!

Until next time: happy creating!

I used the following Little Birdie products:

  • Chevron in Aquarelle
  • Little Birdie Flowers:
  • Little Birdie Roses
  • Primed chipboard: Tassel Berry
  • Primed chipboard: Cherry Wreath
  • Primed chipboard: Happy Birthday Words
  • White Gesso
  • Tangerine Color Splash
  • Lime Splash Color Splash
  • Mixed Media Paste

 

Christmas Dove Card

Hello Little Birdie fans, thanks so much for stopping by and for the comments you leave both here, on the Blog and on Social Media – each one is read and greatly appreciated.  I am sharing another handmade Christmas card – we can never have too many made in advance. Join me and get some Christmas cards done that look fabulous using Little Birdie Crafts.  There are so many choices available and sometimes the hardest part is choosing what to use.

 

Colour the Chipboard Dove using medium of your choice. For this card I have used Alcohol Markers and only needed one layer.

NOTE:  More depth can be achieved by adding extra layers of colour – make sure to allow to dry between each layer.

Cut a card front measuring 14cm x 10cm from patterned paper. Secure the Dots Stencil onto the card front using repositional tape.  Apply Grainy Texture Paste using a spatula, randomly over the stencil – allow to dry.

NOTE: Wash the Stencil in warm soapy water straight away to clean it.

Glue the Chipboard Dove to the card front using Paper Crafting Glue, followed by a strip of Jute Trim Chevron across the lower portion of the card front.  Pop the card front into a slightly larger pre-cut card base using Foam Tape.

NOTE: Secure the ends of the Jute Trim Chevron behind the card front using Paper Crafting Glue.

Glue a Double Bow to the left side of the Jute Trim Chevton using Paper Crafting Glue ,  adding a recycled vintage button to the knot of the bow.  Cut a sentiment from the patterned paper, glue to slightly larger green card stock and adhere under the Jute Trim Chevron.

NOTE:  Many patterned papers have sentiments on them – these can be cut out and used as sentiments on your cards if you do not have a stamp for the occasion.

Little Birdie Products used:

I hope you are inspired to ‘get your art on’ and create something using beautiful Little Birdie Craft products – there are so any to choose from.  Don’t forget to check out the tutorials on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog by the other Design Team Members – they inspire with every post!

{{{hugs}}} and Happy creating

 

 

Sympathy box

Hello to all of our Little Birdie Crafts friends around the world,

I’m back again to share a little creativity with you all – this time I am sharing my sympathy box.

I don’t think the exploding box craze will ever slow down and I for one will keep on making them periodically.  Each and every one of them can look so completely different depending on the theme.

Let me share.

The bottom half of my sympathy box started life as a piece of white cardstock 12″x12″.  Each external panel is 4″ square.

I don’t cut the inside corner panels away, I leave them intact and cut from corner to corner and in-fold them.

I think it makes the box a lot more sturdier.

Every piece of patterned paper of the external panels is 3 and 3/4″ square.

 

My flowers on the top of my sympathy box started life as buttermilk flowers.

They are a pretty flower just the way they are – but I wanted an orangey colour flower.

Take buttermilk flowers, a couple of sprays of Gold rush color splash and you have a gorgeous orange colour flower.

Each panel within the box itself is white and is 4″ x 4″.

I have then cut a salmon/apricot coloured square, 3 and 3/4″ square, another white cardstock square 3 and a 1/2″ square, a strip of patterned paper 3/4″ by 3 and 3/4″, a doily and a paper circle.

I’ve added cut out foliage using the same patterned paper and cardstock to build up my embellishment cluster, adhered a little muslin [cheesecloth], a bauble, some wire spirals, a gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts bloom and a pearl or two, plus a piece of my sympathy message which I have typed up and printed.

And of course, I have randomly applied a little gesso.

Each section is put together the same way.

I have alternated the colour of the bloom on each section.

In the middle section [or the bottom section] I have cut a long piece of white cardstock and concertina folded it – adhered a doily and tied it together and adhered it to the bottom.

The recipient can open and either write messages or memories and adhere small photos – something for them to keep their special cherished memories.

My special sympathy box.

From the Little Birdie Crafts store :

From the store :

Happy creating everyone.