Monday, February 22, 2016

You are my sunshine...

Hi Everyone...

my first post as a new Design Team Member. The theme this week is "Inspired By A Song" and I chose a song recorded by Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash...guaranteed to make me smile on a chilly winter's day...
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away"

and made a Bird Crazy Wall Hanger
I started by spritzing Ranger Watercolor Paper with water and then applied a wash of Stormy Sky and Mustard Seed Distress Paints with the Ranger Broad Water Brush. Once dry I used the same colour of Distress Inks with a Mini Blending Tool to intensify the colours and blend. I used Layering Stencil Rays and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to create the sun ray effect in the corner and then overstamped with a Circle stamp inked with Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink...sprinkled with Ranger White Embossing Powder and heat set...
I stamped the flower images from Tim Holtz Wildflowers Stamp Set...first in Black Archival Ink and then the larger flower image with Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink...sprinkled with Ranger White Embossing Powder and heat set.

then it was time to have some stamping and die-cutting fun. I stamped the image from the Bird Crazy Stamp Set and the hat and set of hearts from the Crazy Things Stamp Set on to watercolour card with Archival Black Ink and used the Ranger Detailer Water Brush to colour the bird with Mustard Seed and Twisted Citron...the hat with Antique Linen and Twisted Citron Mini Distress Inks and used the Candied Apple Distress Marker for the beak and the hearts. Easy peasy to die cut using the matching Thinlits Bird Crazy and Crazy Things Dies. I added Glossy Accents to the eyes and beak of the bird and the hearts.
I used the Scribbles and Splats Thinlits to create a nest for the bird to sit on...coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and added a strip of  Linen Ribbon to create texture. I also used the linen ribbon to create the hanger for the project. Finishing off with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chit Chat and Big Chat Stickers for the sentiment.
You can find all the supplies I used over at
I can't wait to see what song you choose for your project and if you need any further inspiration...then pop over to the 
to see the wonderful creations from my fellow team mates and don't forget that one lucky participant will be chosen at random to receive a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in and good luck....
You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

Thanks for stopping by...Happy Crafting...
Hugs Kath xxx

32 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous wall hanging Kath, I love these crazy birds and the colours and 'song' are perfect! :-) LOVE IT :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Catherine said...

This is such a fun and cheery piece, Kath! The colors, the blending, the bird.....everything is amazing. Cathie <3

Pam Crusberg said...

Super cute project!

Macarena said...

This is so cute! Love the sunny colors and all the details. The crazy bird is so sweet :-)

nnalorac said...

Definitely brings a smile to me Kath, such a fun happy card. x

scrapwordsmom said...

Super dee dupity CUTE!!!!!!!

Birte - CardArtStudio.com said...

I love it! It's a happy card that really makes me anticipate spring!

Sandra H said...

You have done yourself proud and the team with your Dt card it's simply gorgeous x

Maxcine said...

Wow Kath, amazing as usual. Fabulous xxxxxx

Rita said...

How Fabulous Kath. The whole scene is so vibrant and has a real cheerful look about it. Love the colours. Hugs Rita xxxx

Debbie said...

Stunning piece Kath. Simply inspiring.hugs xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Absolutely fabulous Kath lovely bright colours

Anne

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a sweet piece, Kath. Love the cute image and beautiful colors. :)

misteejay said...

Fabulous creation Kath. The colours are wonderful.
Such a cheery piece.
Toni xx

Janette said...

Lovely, cheery wall hanger Kath, would brighten any room...xx

Enfys said...

Love it - great first project for SSS Kath, looking forward to the next one x

Linda S. said...

Great work as your first post for SSS, Kath. It brings an element I have always thought was missing from your blog...the "how to's". I really enjoyed being able to see that info., and the clear photos were just icing on the cake. Thanks for taking the time to do both, and congratulations on being a design team member.

gaijinjoy said...

Thanks for the details about how you made your creation. It's much more meaningful to understand what you did than to just admire your work.

Redanne said...

And what a gorgeous sunshiney card you have created to represent your song Kath. I love the colours, the sunray, the fabulous crazy bird - a fabulous first project for SSS Kath! Still feel thrilled to see you there! Big hugs, Anne xxx

Tricia Ann said...

Your canvas caught my eye and I saved it to try to duplicate it or something similar. My (one and only grandchild) granddaughter is my sunshine and I want to make this for her. They are building a new house and this would be special hanging on her wall. Thank you for the inspiration. :-)

Annie said...

A totally awesome home decor piece Kath...love those colours and that cute little bird. Hope you had a great time in B'ham


huge hugs Annie xx

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Ahhh what a classic song, Kath!! Love the piece you put together to represent it! I can just feel the warmth from the sunshine you created :D

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Your amazing tag remember me that spring is coming! Bird crazy is always a great choice! I love it!! The background is totally fab! Barbara

Maura Hibbitts said...

Kath, this is one delightful tag! Love the gorgeous spring colors you've chosen, and all the scrumptious layers! The hat on the birdie is the icing on the cake!

D.Ann C said...

So sweet! I really like all your layers and textures!

Welsh Dors said...

Just found your blog, and I love your work. I will certainly be a regular visitor to this blog.

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your first post at SSS Monday, Kath ... what a fun and fabulous project! So much depth, dimension and texture ... and what a brilliant crazy bird! Thanks so much for coming by and leaving me some sweet words! Anita :)

Marty Fishman said...

I just love this, it's adorable and fun to look at! I enjoy looking at your projects, they are inspirational. Congrats on your new DT post at SSS!

Sandra said...

What a gorgeous piece, Kath! What a fabulous first project! I love every bit of it. The stunning sun and background, the funny crazy bird in it's nest and the cute hearts! Hugs, Sandra

Emma Williams said...

What a fabulous start to joining us as a DT member on SSS ~ this is just gorgeous Kath! Bright, cheery and such a fun piece! Lovely work, as always... xx

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Kath, I love your project! It is so bright and it made me smile in this grey Sunday! Here in italy is raining non stop since this morning and your project gave me so many positive vibes!
Love the bird! HUgs Zoey

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What an absolutely sweet project! I thought you did a remarkable job of combining all of the elements to form a whimsical, yet high-class scene. I especially love the rays of sun you created and how you balanced everything out just right. And that song has a tender place in my heart as it's one that our family grew up with. Great piece and a great tribute indeed! Have I mentioned how AWESOME it is to have you on our team?? Yay!

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