Tuesday, 21 February 2017


I've been having fun with the colour block technique this week and my Masculine Monday You Tube tutorial showed one way of using this technique.

I hinted that I would be showing another way on my Wednesday tutorial and it just so happens to be Best Birds.  The challenge over at Global Design Project this week is


and the challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday is Masculine Cards - perfect for me at the moment.


Thankfully birds are included because I really don't do insects.  Butterflies are fine and bees are just about ok but I must admit I shudder at the new stamp sets we have at SU at the moment with all those bugs.  I'm not even very good with the dragonflies although I know they are beautiful just not my cup of tea.

So my card included Colour Blocking which is bascially grabbing a load of all those scraps of cardstock we all keep and doing something useful with them.

My card on Monday was blues and today's card was greens.  They are all stuck on to a white card background and I then used the Birds and Blooms thinlets to cut out the bird from the coloured stock.  This gives a negative image of a white bird and you could just leave your card like this.  I used the bird I'd cut out, stamped him with this corresponding image and popped him onto dimenstionals sitting on the stamped branch.  A touch of Wink of Stella on his feathers, naturally, finishes him off. I used the Decorative Label punch for the greeting.

 Here's my YouTube Tutorial which also shows another way of using this Technique

 I can see I'm going to be using this technique a lot lately - you know when you come across something and you can't let it go - I'm eyeing up all my scraps!

As usual all products can be purchased direct from my store or why not come and join my team if you are thinking of SU as a hobby or a career.  You will get to join one of the top UK teams with lots of help and fun.  I also run classes at my home in Hampshire.




Paula Dobson said...

I'm a techniques girl too Fiona, great card! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Loved your colour block technique and your video Fiona. Both excellent. Your bird perched on top of the negative image is perfect. Simply a delightful card. Thanks for joining our Watercooler Wednesday WWC107 Masculine challenge this week. Always a treat having you join in.

Heather Hopson said...

Fiona, this is a great card, What a perfect way to use up those extra scraps. I love birds ....your card makes me think of all those little guys hiding in my hedge. You have done a great job with this card. Thank you for sharing this technique and giving us inpiration as well. Thank you for joining us on Watercooler Wednesday.

Heidi Weaver said...

Love the colour-blocking, Fiona. I can understand why you've embraced the technique. What a clever idea, perching your stamped, colour blocked birds slightly off side to the negative image. This is something I am going to have to try. Thanks so much for sharing the video and technique. It's great to have you join our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge again this week.

Marsha J Reed said...

Lovely card, Fiona! Love the color blocking technique. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

Gail said...

Great technique! I have a huge pile of scraps - will have to give this a try. Thanks for playing along with Watercooler Wednesday.

libbystamps said...

Great card Fiona! Thank you for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

Kath Ricks said...

Great masculine card, thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.