Monday, April 30, 2018

My Cards and Tags: Bird Cards using Stampendous's Winter Tweets Dies

"Time Out" is this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I decided to pay homage to morning and nighttime with these two little bird cards.
I started with two squares of Strathmore Mixed Media paper smeared with acrylic paint.  Then I stenciled some polka dots on with more acrylic paint.

Next I dripped and drizzled some Jane Davenport Inkredible ink onto the surfaces and spritzed the ink with water.

When the ink dried, I added more stenciling and some paint in different colors.  I also smeared on some Distress Ink and Hero Arts ink for some different tones.

I added some circle-center frames made with patterned paper and blended them in a bit with more acrylic paint.

I cut the birds out of some collaged paper scraps from my stash and outlined them with a black marker.  I colored and smeared around the edges with Marabu Watercolor Art Crayons.

I made a crown for my pink and yellow bird and put everything together, including the stamped "Early Bird" sentiment.  I also used a Seth Apter Splatter Proof die to add some more oomph to the background.

I made a party hat for my nighttime bird and put all the elements together.

Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I'm excited to see how you interpret our theme this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous panels Andrea :-) I love the early bird and night owl theme! what a brilliant interpretation of the theme!! Absolutely fabulous!! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Love them both. They are so vibrant and really pop.

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  3. Gorgeous!! I love how you made a hat and crown for the birdies :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  4. Your cards are amazing!!! I love your chosen colours which represent the parts of the day perfectly!!! Great design!!!

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  5. Oh, just lovely - your day and night birds are such a great take on the theme, and beautifully artsily painted too.
    Alison x

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  6. Beautiful cards full of vibrancy and clever details and I adore the fact that you've chosen to create one for day and one for night, that's such a wonderful idea! Amazing work as always, Andrea... :)

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  7. Andrea, I adore your clever take on the time theme with your birds! You have a talent for picking out just the right words. The colors and contrast between day and night are so creative. Love these, my friend! Happy May! Maura

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  8. I love your idea for the challenge with the day and night theme. And the birds are stunning. The colours are wonderful as always.

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  9. Wonderful project, wonderful colors and I love your clever take on the theme!

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  10. This is such a fun and fantastic creation, Andrea. The colors and the layered embellishments are just gorgeous! :)

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  11. Night and day... what a wonderful interpretation of our theme! As always your colors are fabulous and your design so beautiful, love how you use dies and stencil in a non traditional way! Barbara

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  12. Time told without a timepiece, very nice work. I admire your skill in mixing many things and making it work!!

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  13. amazing colours as always Andrea and those cute night and day birds are just adorable, hugs kath xxx

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  14. These are stunning, Andrea! Love the cute birds with their hat and crown! Your skills to use pattern papers is amazing! Hugs, Sandra

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  15. What I love most about when I see your project, is that every time, every SINGLE time, it feels like my eyes have seen your project for the first time. I love this feeling when it comes to you. you always impress me and make me wish I was talented like you!
    Love these cute projects Andrea!

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