Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Workshop card – Quirky Birds

A quick post today to show you the Quirky Birds card I made for my Crafty Individuals class last week and repeated again this week. Lots of lovely ladies attended and I got to meet a blogging friend, Jane of Jane's Journal, who lives in Surrey and quite near to where I used to live many years ago.
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This card focuses on texture using heat embossing, embossing folders, the rusted enamel technique and adding embellishments including the hand made nest and embossed eggs.
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We blended distress inks on the background of the stamped image and hand painted the birds.
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These little eggs were a great hit. Again blended with distress inks, heat embossed in clear and stamped into while still hot. When cool they were blended over with walnut stain ink.
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The ruler is a Tim Holtz embossing folder, the feathers from the Art of Craft (very cheap!), the sentiment is computer generated and the little pennants lift the TH postage stamp frame to reveal a hidden greeting. (Sorry forgot the photo of that bit!!).

I did take pictures of everyone's card, but sorry girls I have just run out of time to load them all. I will have to do a group photo in the future and get everyone on together.

If you are reading this today, Wednesday, I will be in Coventry with the master himself making lots of tags that I can use to inspire me in running my own workshops and tomorrow (Thursday) I will be attending his workshop making a tag book. When I get back I will post some photos of the sessions and my makes.

See you soon.

hugs {brenda} x0x

30 comments:

clare said...

Fabulous, love that little nest.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

so many great details Brenda and as I am a big fan of all sorts of birdie cards I am thrilled about your creation!
Fabulous!

Jane said...

Good morning Brenda, it was so lovely to meet you yesterday and it felt like I was meeting an old friend ;0) You have such an amazing talent and the class was brilliant. Thanks for working so hard and the card was much admired by all. We had a great evening in Southampton. Have an amazing time in Coventry with Mr TH..I can't wait to see what you make. Take care, Jane xx

annekescardart said...

Beautiful card love the details. Thanks for showing Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful card Brenda and I love that it has a hidden message - the feathers and eggs are gorgeous! Hope you have lots of fun with the Duke of Distress! Hugs, Anne x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW beautiful composition, love your creation with all the elements. Thanks for that inspiration, cause I have also that bird stamp, but only used first.

Karen Petitt said...

That is so gorgeous, love all the textured details and the birds nest is fabulous - will have to have a play to see if I can make something similar Karen x

Reusing with Quilling said...

The eggs n nest is fab !

Karin said...

gorgeous layered card! Groetjes Karin

Daniele said...

what a wonderful card, love the birds nest and eggs
hugs

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful card! Love those birds in any case but the elements you have added to it like the feathers, nest and eggs, make it into a fantastic project! Hope you are having great fun today and tomorrow!!

Margreet said...

Awwww Brenda...this is so detailed...just wonderful...next Friday we will leave for the US!
Keep well and enjoy!
xxx Margreet

Paper Profusion said...

This all looks fabulous Brenda! SO mny wonderful focal points to draw one in.

Hoping you are having an amazing day! Can't wait to see your 'report card' on how it all went. Nicola x

Fliss said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Brenda and so beautifully textured too so I'm sure your ladies had a ball making it.
Hope you have a really lovely day with the master.
Hugs, Fliss xx

butterfly said...

Gorgeous card - with so many lovely techniques to play with... sounds like a great class. I love the birds, but those texty eggs are my favourite bit.

Hope you've been having a ball today... looking forward to lunch tomorrow!
Alison x

Nan G said...

Fab fab fab card! So much texture and beauty to take in! Love the little nest and those eggs! Have a wonderful time learning from the (per above) Duke of Distress! *big grin*

Meggymay said...

Fabulous project, love the details especially the eggs in the nest.
Yvonne x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is really such a lovely project Brenda. Pretty colours.
Wishes
Lynne

Anita Houston said...

Love the nest! Beautiful!

Shirley Chillman said...

Lovely piece Brenda bet you had a fun time teaching this to your ladies. Hope you have a great time, still jealous.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Terry said...

I do find this card spectacular! Love those birds and the feathers and nest are all such great embellishments! I know the class had such fun and so will you with Mr. Tim! Enjoy and want to hear all about it! Hugs!

2amscrapper said...

so many wonderful elements and I love the idea of the hidden message.

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous card, those feathers really are brilliant. Hope you're have a great time.
luv
Debby

inkypinkycraft said...

Another great card x hugs hope you had a ball! Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Great mix of techniques and a lovely card,

Lucy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card with wonderful elements.

sue morris said...

This is so beautiful!! and absolutely terrific!

Sandy said...

I think this is one of my favorites or your makes. I love the bird stamp.
Sandy

Marjie Kemper said...

How cool is this? Love the different textures, especially the embossed measuring tape strip and the feathers. Those eggs are fabulous, too!

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful and I love your nest
Rosie x