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.
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.
We blended distress inks on the background of the stamped image and hand painted the birds.
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.
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