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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)


  1. Love your 'Wet Feathers' Card !

  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)

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

  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.
    Carol x

  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

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

  7. What a gorgeous rainy background!

  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

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


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