Thursday, 2 March 2017

Put a bird on it with Stamps and Stencils

Hello ! I'm back today to join in with the Stamps and Stencils challenge for this month. The lovely Toni is our host and has chosen Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep, put a bird on it ! Here's what Toni has to say:

One of the joys at this time of year, is to wake up to the glorious sound of birdsong. The challenge this month is in celebration of our fine, feathered, friends. We would love to see your mixed media projects, that include at least one bird. Whether it's a  journal spread, an assemblage or card, just make sure that a little dickie bird features somewhere. Please don't forget to include stamping, or stenciling or both. Can't wait to see your creations!

Being still limited with what craft stash I can access I kept it simple. I'd started this page months ago and then put it away so the foundation was already done for me. The leaf stencil is by Donna Downey and from I can remember I used a gel medium then sprinkled Infusions over it and spritzed with water.

 I've used lots more Infusions, spritzing with water and drying before too much Walnut Stain appeared.

 I've sprinkled on some white embossing powder to add some texture and also lighten some areas.

The script stencil is also by Donna Downey and I've just lightly sponged Snowflake and Little Black Dress over it. 

 The lovely bird is from an Artistic Outpost set and I've sponged some Snowflake Fresco paint to block out the background colour before stamping.

The  final shot is to share the quote which is an Yvonne Blair stamp, I've blocked out the background colour again before stamping. 

The rest of the team have produced some fabulour projects so do make sure you hop over to Stamps and Stencils to take a look.


  1. What an amazing page, Sue - it feels like a walk in the countryside on a beautiful misty morning. Just stunning!
    Alison x

  2. I'm thrilled to see your project for this post, as I knew this theme would call to you. Great layers with the infusions and lovely little bird. Hugs, Autumn

  3. Really beautiful as you already know, love those leafy Stencils...perfect! Ruth x

  4. Gorgeous page Sue, really captures that moment in Spring when every living thing is leaping out of the ground, love it! Deb xo

  5. so good to have you back Sue - your pages are a delight - I love how the infusions worked - fabulous! Hugs rachel x

  6. Wow, Sue, what a beautiful art journal spread! I adore the impression of a wonderful Spring day! The colors are magical! Love every single inch of this stunning make! Big hugs! Branka xx

  7. Oh Sue - I adore the fabulous colors and amazing textures you created in your project. It's so intriguing - draws me in - makes me want to just go deep into the forest of your designs where it's safe and happy and quiet to play with the sweet and kind wildlife. I so enjoyed seeing this. Xj.