Monday, September 7, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #124

Happy Monday and it's time for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #124!
So, we've all been seeing a lot of cards made with the Crazy Birds stamps from Tim Holtz I'm sure... and I just think they are so cute so I had to get them.  They are not clear... they are unmounted rubber stamps but easy enough to work with since they aren't layered.   Just wouldn't be good if you were picky about where you positioned it.  I got the little dies along with them so it's easy to stamp them and then position the die on the paper and run it through my Cuttlebug to cut it out.  I'm happy.
Was excited to do some stitching on this one.  I don't do it often, but I love the look of it.  I got some gold thread a couple weeks ago and it doesn't show up really good against the shimmer trim, but I think I'm going to love using it a lot.  I added the shimmer trim because when I punched my holes in the paper, I didn't realize my ruler was moving and it was crooked... so I covered up the holes with the shimmer trim and was more careful the next time around when punching the holes for my stitching.  I think it was a happy mistake because the new green CTMH shimmer trim I think has some gold flecks in it... really beautiful..
I cut the arrow circle from Artistry, the little hearts are leftover cutouts from the PML card I used on a card previously and the center strip of watercolored paper is leftover also.  The 1of a Kind sentiment was from Artiste, I cut out the crown freehand and added some Petaloo feathers because I wanted to make her a fancy Crazy Bird... or should I call her an "Eccentric Bird"?  I used the new confetti embossing folder available September 1st (sneak peek!) as well as the pink gems.  I have so much fun making girly cards because let's face it... with two boys, the scrapbook pages just don't satisfy my girly crafting needs.
Thanks for stopping by again and don't forget to play along and check out all the other artwork on Atlantic Hearts!  (And let me know you were here!)  Here's the fantastic sketch Michelle Stewart came up with for this week:


comopark1886 said...

I Love the Feathers! Now I have to get some too. somehow you are able to make a "mistake" look like it belongs. You have to be extra creative for that!

Tracey said...

Oh this card! How adorable is the "Eccentric" bird, so much character with the crown and feathers. The stitching looks great. You have a real eye for detail...FAbulous!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that bird! I haven't played much with the Artistry cartridge yet, but I know that arrow circle is in my future!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

I've seen this bird a lot in The Outlawz and some on facebook...but you make this strange bird quite decorative and pretty.