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

28 comments:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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

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

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

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

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  7. 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

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

    Anne

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  9. Super card and I love that bird xx

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

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

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

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

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  14. love this Barb - looks fabulous - hugs Rachel x

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

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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

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  17. 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

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

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

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  20. Wonderful creation Barb these look like great stencils

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  21. 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

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

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

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

    Hugs Erika. x

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  25. 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.

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  26. Love this! What a wonderful idea! Chrisx

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

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

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