Peace to You

Hello Little Birdie fans, thanks so much for stopping by.  We are ringing in October already and definitely time to get started on handmade Christmas cards.  My husband always says that Christmas is like a train coming towards a platform, it gets closer and closer and then suddenly it is here and we are left wondering where did the time go!?  Join me and get some Christmas cards done that look fabulous using Little Birdie Crafts. There are so many choices available and sometimes the hardest part is choosing what to use.

I challenged myself to use both Christmas products and generic,  that I had on hand  – there is no end to the possibilities!

Sponge a die cut piece of Texture Brew printed paper using Tinted Metallic Paint – Carribbean Teal.

NOTE:  Make sure to use a mat under the patterned paper to avoid getting paint on your workspace.

Turn the Burlap Strip over and glue the plain side to the inside of the die cut patterned paper using Papercrafting Glue. Adhere the card front to a pre-made card base measuring 17cm x 12cm.

NOTE:  If you do not have plain Burlap – use the back of any patterned paper, it will not show through!

Glue the Hearty Circle Chipboard onto the top portion of the burlap strip.

NOTE: The Chipboard can be painted if you are wanting more depth.

Pop up the sentiment onto foam tape and pop across the lower portion of the Heart Circle Chipboard.  Adhere the flowers below the Hearty Circle Chipboard using Papercrafting Glue.

NOTE:  Use Foam Tape on the portion of the sentiment that is inside the Heart Circle.

Glue the large Poinsettia to the bottom left corner of the burlap panel first, followed by a Valarie Arctic Ice on either side.  Next glue a small poinsettia on either side the the flowers.

NOTE: Adding the flowers with the sizes decreasing creates a flourish style arrangement on the card front and frames the sentiment.

I have finished the card with a hand made Cherub embellishment adhered to the left of the sentiment.

Little Birdie Products used:

I hope you are inspired to ‘get your art on’ and create something using beautiful Little Birdie Craft products – there are so any to choose from.  I look forward to bringing you another tutorial in a couple of weeks – in the meantime don’t forget to check out the tutorials on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog by the other Design Team Members – they inspire with every post!

{{{hugs}}} and Happy creating

Altered burlap canvas

 

Hello hello Little Birdie Craft friends,

Today I am going to share an altered burlap canvas along with a video tutorial!

I love to create small canvases. It is a great way to try new techniques and it is a very fun gift to offer to your friends and family.

To create this canvas, I have used a burlap panel. I have used a stencil with Grainy texture paste to create dimension on my background.

Then I have used black and with gesso mixed with Chalk Matt paint to create shades of the same color to create a beautiful background.

I have also used black gesso on my chipboard and on my flowers.

To create a shinny look, I have used a dry brush with Metallic paint to add a stunning shinny effect on the background and on the top of my flowers.

You can see creative process here :

Here the list of the Little Birdie Craft products used for this project:

 

 

See you next month, Annie XX

Mixed Media ATCoins

Hello guys!
Nuneka here with a new mixed media project. I’ve made these ATCoins today, they’re fun to do, you can swap them with your friends and they look really cute. Let’s go with the tutorial!

STEP 1

I cut three circles on cardstock with a die and added a cool texture with Mixed Media Paste 2 in 1 and a cool stencil. I dried well, covered with a thin layer of White Gesso and dried again.

STEP 2

I prepared my color palette mixing several Color Splash Sprays and painted the coins using a brush. I dried with the heat gun.

STEP 3

I applied a second layer of color and while it was still wet, I sprinkled Mica Powder with a fan brush . Then I dried it again.

STEP 4

To decorate my ATCoins I used beautiful chipboards with the words – LIVE LAUGH LOVE. To add interest, I decided to create a little texture using Soft Gel Medium to glue Texture Sand. Once dry, I covered with a thin layer of White Gesso.

STEP 5

I wanted the chipboard words to be the focal point of the coins, so I painted them with Silver Oak Tinted Metallic Paint. I used ink pads and a blending tool to add a little color without loosing any shine. With this technique you can get a wide range of shadows and highlights.

STEP 6

I splattered Tinted Metallic Paint all over the coins and then made my composition on the three coins. The point on any ATCs, including the coins, is to use the same elements (or very similar) to create slightly different compositions. So I used Sisal Fiber, Mini Succulents and the chipboards to make mine.

STEP 7

To finish my mixed media ATCoins, I sprinkled Fairy Sparkle Glitter and glued some sequins in matching colors.

 

My ATCoins are made in my favorite colors and ready to swap with my friends. Do you feel inspired to make yours??

I have some close-ups for you to see all the beautiful details.

 

 

 

As you can see, Little Birdie has anything you need to make a fun project like this!

 

You can watch the full tutorial in this video:

These are the products I’ve used:

 

See you soon with a new project. Bye!!