My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

Friday, February 01, 2019

Bonnet Birdie visits 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Is everyone staying warm? Yikes! It's been cold.

Today begins a new Challenge at Two Crafty Critter Crazies 
where we love to celebrate any project with a critter on it! Critters include mythical creatures, animal toys and everything alive (except humans and flora)! Our very generous sponsor this month is Sparkle N Sprinkle, so join us with your crafty creations this month for a chance to win and be recognized.

My project features this sweet SNS Bonnet Birdie Digital Stamp Set available with the bright blue bird which was hand colored by my friend Anne Temple.

However, today, my birdie is sporting canary yellow plumage!

I have colored this bird with Copic markers in yellow - like a canary. For an additional 10% off your entire order, please use the code DonnaDT10.

My background was made on dark ivory colored cardstock:

To make the background, a stencil was used. I spritzed and dabbed some mica powders that had been diluted. First green, allowing it to dry, and then placing the same stencil on top and doing it in blue, allowing only a small amount of the green to show through. After it was dry, I wanted a little "canary yellow" in the background, so I stamped with Hero Arts Leaf With Stitching rubber stamp and heat set with Firefly Embossing Powder. Because that EP is fine, and semi-transparent with a little glitter, I used Cheerful Yellow VersaFine Clair ink instead of VersaMark ink.

The pretty die cut is done in turquoise vellum (that's why you can see the stenciling through it).

Next the colored panel was added using the "out of the box" die cut technique:

The cute sentiment comes with the set. It was printed on vellum in turquoise and immediately dredged with Sparkle Embossing Powder. This provides texture on a digital stamp. I also used a Gelly Roll Bright White pen to make some dots on top of the Peacock Feathers ink.

Green Glittered Greenery (say that 3 times fast) adds some sparkle to the dimensional floral spray.

The same Hero Arts stamp was used on the inside, with the yellow also heat embossed. Warm Breeze VersaFine was shadow stamped for dimension:

Products Used:
Sparkle N Sprinkle Bonnet Birdie Digital Stamp Set
Hero Arts Leaf with Stitching stamp
Tonic Ribbon and Bow layering set (3 dies)
Cottage Cutz Greenery 4x4 die set
SNS Firefly Embossing Powder
SNS Sparkle Embossing Powder
Copic Markers, Prismacolor MarkersGelly Roll Bright White pen
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
SNS Cheerful Yellow VersaFine Clair ink
SNS Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair ink

Challenges I'd like to play in please:
  1. Classic DT Open Challenge #2 AG DT 3/1 (sep post)
  2. Colour Crazy Challenges (Feb 1 Week 4) AG Colored by hand (for image I used Copic Markers, Prismacolor Markers, Gelly Roll White pen, Peacock Feathers ink)  2/15 (sep post)
  3. Crafting With Friends #79 AG 2/15 
  4. Crafty Creations #383 Anything Goes 2/6 ?
  5. Creative Fingers Challenge #156 AG (2/8) check 2/26
  6. Scrapy Land Challenges #106 AG SL die (Tonic Dies 3) 2/6 (sep post) 
  7. The Paper Funday Challenges #1 AG ends 2/3 (announced 2/6)
Stamping Hugs,


Sue said...

Hi Donna, I adore this image. The card is fab.

Cold here. Been below freezing for about 10 days.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

Lori Kobular said...

Oh my goodness!! This is such an adorable bird! I love the color combination on your amazing card! That die is so beautiful, I think I NEED it! LOL!!

Silke said...

Lovely card with a cute birdie! Thanks for sharing your card at Colour Crazy Challenge.
Hugs, Silke

Dawn Phillips said...

That's such a fantastic card hun. I love that little bird. Love Dawn x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Donna, a fabulous image and lovely colour choices.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

*Vicki* said...

I have to say that you've totally made this look like one really classy and elegant bird!! :) The colors are gorgeous and the flowers with the sparkly leaves look amazing with this cutie!! Beautifully done as always my friend!! HUGS

Conniecrafter said...

Oh I so love the way you colored the Bonnet Birdie! Great way you did the background, like your stamping over it too! I so Love the way you did the Beautiful corner with your gorgeous flowers and your awesome glitter touches!! LOVE!!

Donna Walls said...

Absolutely lovely and the inside is as pretty as the outside. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenges and we hope you will visit again soon. Donna - DT Member

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation Donna, lovely design!
Crafty Hugs, Sherry xx
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Pia S said...

Fun to see how this card came to from start to finish. I never know how to arrange flowers without them looking misplaced somehow, but they certainly add an ooomph to this design.

Anna-Karin said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Chrissy said...

So beautiful and full of Spring Donna...gorgeous pretty card..
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT

Jane Savage said...

What a totally gorgeous card this is! I adore the colour combo it just sings Spring!
Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Jane (DT) xxx