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Monday, 21 March 2016

Happy Birthday Dad.

Dad's birthday is tomorrow, but he won't see this (because he is a technophobe) and spoil the surprise!
Remember the grumpy penguins card? Well this is the other half of the background I made for that one on watercolour paper. I stamped the Katlekraft water drops with Versamark then heat embossed with white embossing powder before spritzing the paper with water and sprinkling on Brushos.
These birds are also a Katzelkraft set which I bought from That's Crafty, I must be bird crazy because I have the Tim Holtz ones too - but these are half the price! I don't think there are dies for the stamps, so I fussy cut them.
Happy Birthday is a Hero Arts stamp and Dad is a Papermania stamp, both from clear sets and stamped in Indigo Versacolor ink and heat embossed with clear powder.
I got my Faber Castel Gelatos out, first time using them and the set I have is brights. I blended blue and yellow to make green mainly because I started with blue and realised the birds didn't show against the background so I added yellow and blended it (using my fingers and a sponge) - which is the beauty of Gelatos. I found it hard to use round the detailed areas, and the left hand bird ended up with a green eyeball which I went over with my Sharpie Paperwhite pen. I guess I should have masked the eyeballs in hindsight. 
I hope Dad likes it!

Challenges entered:
Brown Sugar - Spring (well we have had a lot of rain) (Fri)
Craft Stamper - March take it make it, stamps (Wed)
Crafting from the Heart - #104 anything goes (Mon)
Love to Scrap - #74 anything goes (Mon)
Creative Fingers - #105 anything goes (Fri)
Glitter and Sparkle - anything goes (Sun)
Delicious Doodles - Show us some green (March)
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed media challenge theme water (March)
Graph'it Markers - Spring Delights wk9 (1st April)
Love to Create - #6 anything mixed media (10th April)


10 comments:

  1. Love your 'Wet Feathers' Card !

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  2. Love how the colors are so vivid on the card and the raindrops are perfect. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  3. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Spring Delights challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

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  4. What a great design and I love those birds - they look so fed up to be in the rain!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  5. Fabulous card, love the background and I think I'll have to check those bird stamps out! Thanks so much for joining our 'Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes' challenge at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

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  6. lovely creation Thank you for joining our Spring Colours Challenge over at Graph'It Colouring Challenge
    xx

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  7. What a gorgeous rainy background!

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  8. Fantastic card for your dad! Your background is beautiful and love those cute birds. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  9. Wonderful card for your father! Love the rainy background and the fun gelato birds!

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