Tuesday, 8 October 2019


A great sketch this week again at Try Stampin on Tuesday and I chose to go with the optional extra of the colours Orange, Green, Purple which spoke Hallowe'en to me.

I wanted to have another play with this mad bird from Tim Holtz.  I did stamp a couple of images of him before I was happy with this mainly orange one.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade but went over it with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in Harvest Moon.  These colours Spectrum Noir pens are really good but they are quite dark so will change the colour of your ink.  Beware!!! 

For my background I've used a couple of papers from Stampin Up.  The leaves in the middle are from Some Sail Away - DSP - it is a black and white paper but I've used some inks to colour it - Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Bundled Sage and an old Memories Ink in Violet.  I added some of the gorgeous Noble Peacock DSP to the sides and layered it behind the bird and the sentiment.  This shiny paper is just so lovely to work with.  The sentiment is from a very old SU set Bitty Boos.

Now - who do I send this one to?  If anyone likes Halloween cards let me know and I'll pop it in the post to you!

I'm adding this into the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge also which asks for spooky  
as does Pearly Sparkles Challenge 


Dawn Phillips said...

Brilliant. Your Mad Bird definitely looks a little disturbed. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

cass said...

Cute bird, too cute to spook. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for "Spooky and/or Cute" Challenge.

tonilea said...

love the designer paper with this bird

Cazro said...

I'm loving your background papers great contrast with crazy bird. Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT