Monday, September 19, 2016

Inspired By Music...

Hi's Monday and that means it's time to have some fun over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...thank you for joining us for last week's "At The Movies" challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
I have such a varied taste in music that I was pondering for quite a while before that magical lightbulb moment took me off on a spooky adventure with some Crazy Birds inspired by the song...Defying Gravity from what is probably my favourite musical of all time...WICKED...woohoo the chance to have lots of fun making a WICKED HALLOWEEN themed chipboard panel...
I trimmed the chipboard down to measure 8" x 8" and covered with a sheet of paper from the Tim Holtz Materialize Paper Stash Pad. I die cut a circle to use as a mask and applied White Gesso with Cut 'n Dry to create the moon.
I covered the moon with the circle die cut and coloured the panel with Seedless Preserves and Carved Pumpkin Distress Crayons and then applied White Gesso through the Twisted Twigs Mini Layering Stencil from Set 23...
fixed down torn strips of Composer Tissue Wrap with Distress Collage Medium Matte...
and watered down White Gesso to create splatters using a paintbrush
I stamped the Crazy Birds (just to give me an idea of where I wanted to place the other elements)...applied Black Gesso through Dylusions Luscious Leaves stencil and highlighted the leaves with a Signo Uniball White Pen.
I stamped one of the leaf images from Tim Holtz Leaf Prints using Carved Pumpkin Distress Paint and the spiders  from Mini Halloween 5 with Black Archival...
I then stamped the birds from the Bird Crazy Stamp Set and witches hats from Crazy Things on to Ranger Watercolor Paper
coloured with Carved Pumpkin...Peeled Paint...Seedless Preserves and Black Soot Distress Markers using the Detailer Water Brush...die cut using the matching Thinlits and applied Glossy Accents to the eyes.
and fixed to the panel with 3D foam...check out that dare devil Crazy Bird defying gravity by flying upside down on his broomstick...
 and his mate who's not so sure this is a good idea...
I then added label letters and Idea-ology Newsprint Alpha Parts coloured with Distress Paints and Once Upon A Time letters cut from white card..

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and our guest artist for this month...Larisa. As always you all have the chance to win 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...

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Have fun...Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Fabulous halloween card Kath just love those crazy birds


  2. What a super hanging. Fabulous make Kath.
    Toni xx

  3. Wow, this is fabulous Kath!! Love the bright Halloween colors and your birds are awesome. SO many fun details to keep finding in this! hugs, Maura

  4. WOW! I love this very much Kath. Wicked is my all time favourite musical too. I went to London with my best friend to see this it was amazing! Loving the design and colours on this.
    Linda xxx

  5. What a fabulous hanging Kath. The children will love it big time. A great tutorial too. Hugs Rita xx

  6. I think I will be smiling and humming that song all evening now - Kath your hanging is just superb!! I love the twisted twigs (have the die, now need the stencil!) and the moon and the fabulous witchy crazy bird hanging from the broom is just hilarious. Thank you so much for giving me a much needed laugh (all in a good way of course!). Brilliant! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. This is simply fabulous Kath, love it so much and the broomstick is brilliant...xx

  8. Kath, you are a wonderful teacher. You are the most talented and creative person around. I read your description of the steps you take and then I look closely and see how you did it. I have lots of supplies from Archiver's when they were around ,but need encouragement to make cards. I love you Crazy Birds Halloween you made here. Now, I've got to go look up the song.

  9. Brilliant Kath, such great fun and amazing results from the inspiration of music xxx

  10. this is such a fun piece Kath - love that little guy hanging upside down! Just super!

  11. Such a great piece... and musical!! Love the way you incorporated some fun accessories like the broom! :D

    Simon Says Stamp!

  12. The upside down bat bird is genius! LOVE the crazy fun!!!!

  13. You do the most amazing things with those crazy birds, Kath! Love your background and all the detail. Fantastic!

    Cathie ♥

  14. Fantastic Halloween piece Kath xx you have created such a fun background and the crazy birds look so funny all dressed up

    Have a great weekend
    Annie xx

  15. Penny Black you are awesome! You inspire creativity

  16. This panel is FUN-tastic!Love love love! The upside down birds are amazing and so cute! Love the bright colors you've used and the altered words too! Barbara

  17. I love this's just so much fun and the little birdie hanging upside down really makes you giggle...fantastic work, as always Kath! Hugs xxx

  18. There is so many details to look at! I love the music notes placed randomly and the crazy birds, especially the one which is a bit more crazy than the others :-) Hugs, Marzena

  19. This is such a gorgeous creation, Kath. Love the cute image and all the beautiful details you created. :)

  20. You did such an amazing job on this project! Your details are always perfect-- even down to the hat falling off of the upside-down birdie. The layers of scenery you created here are remarkable! I am way behind on seeing musicals (I think the last one I attended was Les Mis or Beauty and the Beast), but you definitely made me want to see Wicked because of your inspiring piece!

  21. This is so fun and spooky, Kath! Love the crazy birds all dressed up for Halloween! Hugs, Sandra