Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Bird On A Wire


Well, I can only blame Jenny for this.  She makes some gorgeous cards with this bird die, so I had to get my own.  She's such an enabler ;)

For my coral panel I covered a piece of mixed media paper with gesso then added Distress Paints (Mustard Seed, Festive Berries) tried ghosting with the leaf stencil and it didn't work, so I sponged Pickled Raspberry over it.  I diecut the bird from a Gelli print from my stash ad added a self-adhesive gem for the eye, added some waxed cotton for it to sit on, and made a border from strips of washi tape.  I'm entering it into the following challenges:

Mixed Media World - Use Bright Colours


Simon Says Monday Challenge - Don't Abandon The Coral

Stamps and Stencils - Anything Goes



13 comments:

  1. OMG Shirley....what a gorgeous way to start my mojo flowing ! Your mixed media background and die cut bird are Stunning! We had an awesome 18 days of dry camping in our trailer with many day hikes and a 3 day backpack trip in the high desert and Mts:-) Good to be back to our lush Oregon Coast too :-) TFS, Nancy

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  2. That is one gorgeous bird! Love the colours and how the design mimics feathers --- awesome! Fabulous bright and creative background. xx

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  3. This is so cool! The banners along the side rock! LOVE the vibrant colors!

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  4. Your card totally rocks! The bright background is fabulous. How adorable is the bird.. !
    It's perfect for our challenge at Mixed Media World! Thank you for joining in! Hugs, Ingrid xx

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  5. Fabulous card!!!! I love it!

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  6. This is amazing! I love that bird in the fabulous colors, Shirley!

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  7. Whoa Nelly, that BG is awesome. Funny that you mentioned Jenny for the die. I thought of her CASE of Kimberly's card when I saw that POP of color. My Gelli just arrived today. We'll see what happens.

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  8. What an absolutely fantastic card you've created here! I am a lover of bright colors, so I adored the background and how you put together so many great colors so skillfully. I liked how you made the bird the darker part of the image and the background brighter, which is a clever twist on the way I typically see cards made. I'm glad you got the bird die (even if you blame someone else's naughty influence for it)! Heck, we all need some naughty influences like that in the crafting world! You did this birdie proud and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  9. What an amazing background and an equally amazing bird, Shirley ... I'm always in awe of your skill and talent at creating such fabulous effects ... it's brilliant! Anita :)

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  10. What great banners with your mix of colors and patterns Shirley! love your bird and colorful panel!

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  11. Time to gallery-walk through your creations, Shirley and take in all the richness and creativity, of late! What a perfect starting point your stunning mixed media card is...the background, the bird...absolutely amazing!
    Hugs~c

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