Wednesday, 21 August 2019


I recently found this wonderful set of stamps, die cuts and an embossing folder on a FB sales group - by the wonderful Tim Holtz!  This one is called Bird Talk and has three bird stamps and some great words, with matching die cuts and an embossing folder.  On my travels around blog land yesterday I found a wobble card.  New to me - I love finding new things because you must admit they are few and far between.  So I decided to make one of my birds wobble.

I started off with the embossing folder and then threw a load of Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Oxide inks at it until I was happy with the over all look.  I also added an old Tim Holtz stencil to add some more interest.  I coloured the birds in with some Stampin Up Watercolour pencils and a blender pen.  Sadly I don't have any Tim Holtz Distress markers yet.... yet! 

I used the die cuts to cut out the two birds and added the bottom one to a wobbler which I made myself with some wire.  I used part of the other bird for the sentiments which are also in the set.  I then added some Glossy Accents to their eyes to make them goggle a bit more.  I added a touch of sparkly black ribbon and two sequins to look like eyes in the middle!  Such a mad fun card - I'm not sure who is going to receive this one!!

I'm adding this into Retro Rubber's #117 challenge this week which is Anything Goes!  This stamp set goes back to 2015 I think!

TGIF's #tgifc225 challenge this week is All on Black - lots of black on here

Snippetts Challenge - I've used the word Hello from her card 

Try It On Tuesday - what we find in the garden - I'd love to see some crazy birds like these 



Let's Art Journal said...

What a fabulous card! Those little birds are such fun and super cute - perfect for our theme 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Jo x

Jan Clothier said...

Oh, yes, Fiona - I like your style: throwing a load of inks at it until you're happy! The birds are sweet and I like the idea of adding a wobble. Not in your usual style but this is a great direction to head it. Love it! Thanks for playing along with us again at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Tammy C. Wilson said...

Love these whimsical birds!!! Thanks for playing along with this week's TGIF Challenge! :)

Claire Grantham said...

I love your card, these TH bird stamps are one of my fave sets. Your background is gorgeous, I love fun and creative backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Di said...

What a fun card Fiona! i have, and love these crazy birds here, They always make me smile! And so good to see you in the Snippets Playground again as well!


Di xx

creative lady said...

Love your cards, this is one of my favorite stamp sets from Tim Holtz. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Marjut said...

Fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous card this is! Love the wobble idea! I'm so pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx