Monday, January 15, 2018

Simon Says...Birds Of A Feather

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
I decided to have a little fun and create a whimsical Art Journal page featuring a flock of cute chubby birds, reminiscent of the birds that regularly gather in my garden for a feeding frenzy get-together. The inspiration for this page was an adorable card from Kristina Werner's 2016 Holiday Series.

I applied a liberal amount of water to Distress Watercolor Card and using a paintbrush, dropped Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide reinkers randomly on to the wet surface, allowing the water to do the work of blending the colours. I kept it quite light and tried to avoid getting colour on the edges of the card. Once it was dry I created splatters using up what remained of the Broken China re-inker.
I have to confess that, unlike Kristina, drawing anything remotely resembling a circle by hand is not a talent I've been blessed with so I looked out one of my favourite circle stamp sets...Simon Says Stamp Lots of Dots and inked up 3 of the solid dots with Fossilized Amber and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide inks to create the chubby bodies
 and then stamped the outline circles slightly offset using Black Soot Distress Archival
I added Tim Holtz Idea-ology French Design Tape to ground the birds and used a Sharpie Fine Liner pen to add the eyes, beaks, legs and squiggly lines for wings. To create a little interest on the background I applied Broken China Distress Oxide ink randomly through the Bubble Layering Stencil using a mini round blending tool.
I stamped more circles and outlines and used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Type Lower Foam Stamps to create the wording
and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chatter Design Tape and Hero Arts Typewriter Letters to complete the sentiment...
To finish off I stamped more outline circles around the edge with Broken China Distress Oxide ink and added small circle dots with Fossilized Amber and Abandoned Coral

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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 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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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. LOVE this Kath! the whole design of this is so cute! I love how you added the little beaks and scribbled wings, the whole design is adorable!! GORGEOUS and very clever!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. What fabulous pages! I love the design and how you created the birds!
    Linda xxx

  3. Hi Kath and Buddy,how are you.I love this cheeky chirpy card and the colours certainly pop.fab design and method.Keep safe and warm.Huggles and a Huge Snuggly Cuddle for Buddy.xxxx

  4. Oh what an explosion of colors. So sunny and happy are your pages. Reminds me an Easter time and my fave season of the year - the spring. Love the circles transformed into birds - so clever and creative. Hugs, Macarena

  5. Such a happy set of journal pages Kath. The birds are adorable.
    Toni xx

  6. Aw, Kath, what a sweet journal page. It's so fun and I love the colors and design.

    Cathie ♥

  7. I love your bright and happy pages!

  8. Such fun and happy pages! I love the way you created the birds, they look so adorable all stacked on top of each other - wonderful ๐Ÿ˜. Wishing you a happy Friday and weekend! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  9. I love your little birds, Kath! They are so fun with the circle bodies and doodle wings and features! Awesome idea! hugs, Maura

  10. These are such a fun and fabulous pages, Kath. The colors and those birds are awesome! :)

  11. Sucha fun and creative page!! i absolutely love how you used these circles stamps to create the birds! SO creative my friend xx

  12. How clever is this? It's such a fabulous use of those stamps, Kath and I love the fun page you've created, it's just so sweet and the colours really pop! Hugs xx

  13. What a fantastic idea for those circle stamps!! I love your balancing little birds. Such fun.

  14. This is such a whimsically wonderful piece. I adore the way those letters turned out and love the color combo. So much fun!

  15. This is so cute and fun and whimsical! Brilliantly done!

  16. You're so creative!!!! This pages are so far from your usual style but they are absolutely, beautiful , fun and so colorful! Stunning work! Barbara

  17. This is so cute, Kath! Love the sweet little birdies and the pyramide, such a fun balancing act! Hugs, Sandra