Friday, 12 June 2015

You Are Amazing

... at least that is how the British public feels about the little robin.

Hi Everybody!

Yes. yesterday it was revealed that the robin is Britain's favourite bird as voted for by the public!!! What better way to celebrate this event than making a card ... better even as it was also time to create a project for the Inspiration post over at the STAMPlorations Blog.
The thought of robin had me straight away reaching for The Bee's Knees Small Birds set. I had also been watching part of the Inventive Ink class over at Craftsy and wanted to try out some of the techniques ... here is my result ...

Birdie had to get dressed up as robin again. This time I decided to keep it sketchy and give him an orange (SU's Tangerine Tango) chest only to help him stand out from the colourful mixed media style background I had in mind. In the class Marjie Kemper uses DI's and blending tools, I decided to see how far my trusted SU inks (Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point), brushes and dried baby wipes could stretch to create similar effects. I started off lightly dusting some MM and DD on a piece of white card before stenciling part of the ARTplorations Bubbles stencil in DD, part of the Christmas Trees stencil in MM and some of the Confetti Circles stencil in PP before lightly blending the edges with PP. I then stamped my sentiment from the Hashtag Authentic set in black, did the same with the bar code strip and doodles chevrons from the Mixed Media Grunge set before doodling a border and lightly spritzing with TT and black. I then blended PP around the edges of my white base card, fuzzy cut birdie, layered everything in place and added some sequins to finish.

I am entering the amazing birdie at:
Time Out Challenges - Happy is the Birdie that the Sun shines on
Moo-Mania - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with optional twist to make something for a best friend

Next up just a quick reminder ...

... details about the birthday bash can be found here.

As always there is fun to be had before that too, you can CASE any of my/our cards and link up at the Inspiration CASE Playground, short playground, to share your creation with us, enter in the blog challenges, comment on Spotlight Projects and more is already happening over at the STAMPlorations Blog.

GIVE AWAY reminder: I will email a copy of my digi stamp, the sentiment of the butterfly card here, to every new follower of my blog. Anyone who joins between now and 10th July 2015 will get one. Remember to click on the small green/blue squares to the right of the 'join this site' button to join. To claim your free stamp email me at, please replace AT with @.

This is it from me for today. Back soon with more inspiration.
Have a lovely day!

Monika xxx

from STAMPlorations I used ... (links can be found in the text above)
SmallBirds-preview stmp1090.jpeg MixedMediaElements-preview.jpeg preview-web-stencil-008-bubbles.jpeg preview-web-stencil-028-confetticircles.jpeg preview-web-stencil-011-christmastrees.jpeg 


  1. I just love the tiny bird! So cute~

  2. Love how you made the birdie into a robin.
    Have a good weekend and don't get too wet! Good excuse for craftytime! :)

  3. great combo of products on this fun, colorful card

  4. That is one AWESOME background! Looks like you took the colors from the birthday bash as your starting point!

  5. Lovely card, thanks so much for joining us at Moo Mania and More! Valerie

  6. This is gorgeous. I love your background. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and I hope you'll join us again soon.

    Em AKA Creative Em
    613 Avenue Create DT

  7. What a fantastic card! I am in love with the colors, the style and this cute little birdie! Amazing!
    Thank you very much for joining us at Moo Mania & More with this beautiful project!

  8. fabulous mixed media card and love all the sunshine colours. Thanks for joining TO x

  9. Fabulous card! Love your adorable Robin and your background turned out wonderful. Love it!

  10. LOVE that inky, grungy, vibrant background. I'm sure Mr. Bird doesn't mind getting dressed up like a robin when he gets to live on a creation as gorgeous as this!

  11. This is really great. I like the inked background which truly gave life to your creation. Thank you so much for linking with us this week at our neighborhood, 613 Avenue Create! Hope you join us again. God bless always!

    JO ANN

  12. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

  13. This is beautiful, I love the cheerful colors on the background :)

  14. What a wonderful BG. And there is a danger that a little birdie could get lost in it, but keeping him largely white was the perfect idea. As well as having the bubbles from the top and the arrows from the side pointing towards him!

  15. Wonderful sunset colours and such a happy card :) Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

  16. Cute and sweet! Thank you for joining us at TO. :)


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