Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Stencilled Bird.

Hello and thank you for your visit.

First I'd like to give a warm welcome to my new follower Lucy.  She makes such pretty cards so I hope you will visit her blog.

My card today was great fun to make.  I used two metal stencils by Stampendous which I bought recently.

I drew  round the bird with a fine liner pen then used the second stencil, which I moved around the bird and put the flowers where I wanted them.

The two larger flowers are on the bird stencil.  I coloured in using my Inktense watercolour pencils but didn't use a water colour brush to blend colours as I wanted a naive look to my card.

I cut out the bird and flowers and stuck them to the card with Pinflair glue gel.  The mauve background paper is a recycled envelope The strip at the bottom was cut from a piece I found in a box of mixed papers because the colours were such a good colour match.  I don't know which spritzers were used on the the paper as it was done so long ago.

I'm popping my card over to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 226

31 comments:

brenda said...

A super designed card and lovely colours Barb.

B x

Kath said...

A lovely card - a great stencil and I love the colours you've used too.
Kath x

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
you are fast becoming the Queen of recycle as you have some wonderful ideas.
This card is so lovely and wonderfully created may I add.
That bird is so lovely, and would be excellent to zentangle on also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Aquarius said...

What a really fun bird - clever use of the stencil and I love the overall look of the whole card. I blame the wire baskets in shops because I reckon they are magnetic; thus attracting magazines which have dies on the front - not sure why mags with stamps jump in too though!! Would you believe my local craft shop has magnetic baskets too.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful design, gorgeous colours and love the image used.xx

 {aNNie}

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very creative way to use those stencils Barb and your bird turned out beautifully, such a bright and cheerful little critter and a gorgeous card.
Lorraine

Angela Radford said...

Lovely sweet card Barb. Love how you used the stencil too. Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x

Cara said...

Love the way you've used the two stencils together, your colouring looks brilliant on them. Cara x

Lia said...

This bird is awesome. I love the shape and how you used it!!
Lia xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

What a great idea Barb. Love your little bird. Great work. Just back from my walk did 2 miles! The sun was shinning so thought best get my walk in before that snow comes again.

crafty hugs Pen x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a colourful card Barb and I love your little bird and I love your recycled backing paper

Anne

KandA said...

Super card and I love that bird xx

JennyH said...

Saw this little birdy on WOYWW, nice to see the finished project, very pretty : )

Janice said...

Great card Barb using a clever idea, well done you!
Janice x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Barb, what a very pretty card, I love your bird with the beautiful colours, fabulous design too, Kate x

Lisa Andersson said...

Beautifully done, Barb! Lovely colours and very clever use of those stencils.
Hugs, Lisa

rachel said...

love this Barb - looks fabulous - hugs Rachel x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very pretty bird Barb, it's a very inspiring card.

Love and hugs
Maarit

scrAPpamondo said...

Great use of your stencils and great recycling for the background! This bird is very sweet and love the naive look!

Kathleen said...

This is gorgeous, such a beautiful choice of colours and a super images.
I have only noticed today that you have become a follower of mine, thank you so much and I have now become a follower of your lovely blog. Thank you.

Kath x

Carole said...

Oh Barb...you are one very inventive lady!! A lovely card, so unusual.

Greta said...

Wow--those are stencils?! Beautiful card, Barb!

meg said...

Wonderful creation Barb these look like great stencils

Di said...

Wow Barb - what a stunning card. Like others, am amazed these are stencils - lovely work there.

Lovely to see you in the Playground

Hugs

Di xx

Lucy Woods said...

Aww this is so beautiful! Love the colours!
Lucy x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Barb....love the image and soft colours.....Joolsx

Erika said...

Loving your bird Barb, it is so unusual and very colourful. Very summery.

Hugs Erika. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm impressed with your ability to trace 'round a stencil. I couldn't do that if my life depended on it. I really like how this came out. It has flair to it.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this! What a wonderful idea! Chrisx

hazel said...

I love how you've used the stencils on your wonderful card - very creative.
xxx Hazel.

Donna said...

I have never seen anything like his before. It's gorgeous, Barb. Really lovely :)