Hello Lovely Peeps.



Hi Everyone only me xx

Are you all back down to earth with a bump after Christmas….Can’t believe how cold it is today. However smile, 🙂  cause Spring really is just around the corner we have Daffodils in the park and Grape Hyacinths in the front garden despite the wintery blast we are having today.

So for this card I thought I would use the BLOSSOM stencil from Tim Holtz 

I started by placing the stencil randomly and colouring with distress inks on the main card blank using ink brushes.  Starting with Scattered Straw. Peeled Paint and Iced Spruce.  Coloured with the lightest colour (Scattered Straw) then moving the stencil and going with the mid colour ( Peeled Paint) then lastly the darkest colour (Iced Spruce) the lighter colours I dabbed all over, the Iced Spruce because it is darker I used sparingly . I then took two pieces of card and stamped the Bird on a branch onto one and the Birthday sentiment onto the other in versafine and heat embossed them to raise and set.

Back with the stencil and add the leaves being careful not to add any inside the bird …you can cover him while you do this but I was lazy and just avoided getting the ink inside the image as I was stenciling.  Add the stencil to the card with the sentiment on and colour all over this using the same colours  I painted the bird in Twinkling H2Os matted both images on black cardstock and then trimmed to size, but….the photo does not do it justice IF we get a nice sunny day I will take another and share with you either here or on FB …..the mica does shine in the sunlight however with the bad weather we have had here this week a decent photo was not very easy to take . But I hope you like it .

Crafty hugs to all xx

Bernie x

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About Bernie Simmons

Hi Everyone. I am Bernie Simmons Proud member of the Hobby Art Design Team, I have been crafting for many years but started scrapbooking when I had my boys, James is now nearly 23 and Rory 19. It was while working out at Rory's school on day I was tacked to clean out an art cupboard...out fell stamps inks and brushes.....I was hooked. Love to craft and alter anything and I'm never happier then when I am either out with my two boy's walking our five Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs or covered in ink! I hope you like my makes and what I do.

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