Wednesday, 12 August 2015
My crazy birds arrived today! I finally caved in a bought the set. I have very jealously looked at so many fabulous creations with this set all around the interwebs for the last six months and somehow my fingers were quicker than my brain and managed to put in the order before my prefrontal cortex managed to react. Goes to show that my brain is getting old and slow.
Anyhow the birds are now in the house. They are just the most adorable little critters. I especially love the sad looking round one that I chose to play with today. Looking at that sad little face made me think - why is he so sad? And then I realised that the only reason someone would be that sad is because they don't have any doughnuts. If you would see my face right now, that is the expression I am wearing right now as I am thinking about the fact that I don't have any doughnuts (and if you love doughnuts as much as I do, check out my other doughnut card here). I thought I would make a little painting to go on my fridge door, to remind me to think things through before I reach for the fridge door to get that "one last snack before I promise to stop".
I had a blast playing with the bird, the gorgeous STAMPlorations doughnuts and my Faber Castell watercolour pencils. After colouring the stamped images, I used my Stampin' Up Alphabet Rotary stamp to create the sentiment. It's a bit tricky to stamp with, and I often have to fill in a bit of missing bits from a letter here or there. But it's great for custom sentiments like this. I thought die cutting the words for "diet" from black card stock to make it look as threatening as possible. I added some glossy accents to the doughnut glazing and the letters of "diet", although it doesn't show very well. To create the frame, I dabbed green and blue Distress Paints onto a craft mat and sprayed with plenty of water. I then dabbed watercolour paper in the paint. After drying with a heat tool, I die cut the frame using Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies.
I am linking up with the following challenges:
STAMPlorations August theme challenge - Stamp and Watercolour
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Food and/or drink
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Frame It
Card: Daler&Rowney 300 gsm Aquafine card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Sugar Rush, Tim Holtz Bird Crazy, Stampin' Up Alphabet Rotary stamp
Colouring: Faber Castell watercolour pencils
Paints: Tim Holtz distress Paints Picket Fence, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Broken China, Peacock Feathers
Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies, Cole's ABCs, Stampin' Up Glossy Accents