Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Happy First Day at College

Hi friends, I'm a little late posting up today's project but better late than never ! 

I've had the Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz stamp set from Stampers Anonymous for a while and just love them.  Then recently I acquired the matching dies and Crazy Things stamp set to go with them. 

I couldn't wait to use all my new stash and thought they would be perfect for cards to send to my Grandsons as they are both heading off to college and a new school this year - exciting times ahead for them.


This week's challenge on the Simply Less is More blog asks us to use Sprays/Mists on our cards and I thought this would be a perfect combination with the 'Crazies' for the cards I needed to make.

I dug out my Dylusions sprays and for this card used Fresh Lime, Cut Grass and White to create the background.

I stamped the crazy bird image using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then cut it out using the matching dies, cutting two beaks and eyes so I could layer them up.  The mortar board hat, pencil and tie were stamped then cut out with scissors.  I coloured all the image parts using ProMarkers then assembled all the parts before attaching to the background.  I dragged a PM pen around the edges of the background to lift it a little against the 5x7 basecard rather than adding another layer of coloured cardstock underneath.  A touch of Glossy Accents on eyes, beak and pencil was the finishing touch.

As I needed a personal specific sentiment to complete the design and didn't have a suitable stamp, I created one on my computer and cut out using a die from my Crealies Stitched Circle die set.  I then attached the sentiment to the card using foam pads.

I'm hoping my card will amuse my eldest Grandson and I'm also entering it for this week's LIM challenge.

Thanks for dropping by to check on today's project, I hope you've enjoyed your visit.  Are you a Crazy Bird fan like me ? 


Kathyk said...

ADORABLE! I love how you've coloured him and parked him on a spray background (perfect for the LIM challenge). I'm sure the recipient will be chuffed to receive this too


Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous card - I need this stamp set! Brilliant colouring.

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Wynneth and they are a great set of stamps. So love your background
x catherine

Debs M said...

great make Wynneth - sure it will go down a treat! x

Michelle said...

This is darling! And it's PERFECT for a Grandson going off to college. He is going to love it!

Chrissie said...

Lovely background for your crazy bird Wynneth.
This is super!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Your bird and sentiment really pop against that wonderfully spritzed background.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Another fun and fabulous take with the Tim Holtz birds.
Great spritzed BG again and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More