Make a Wish

Hi there Creatives!

This time I really stretch my boundaries and worked with colour out of my comfort zone! I normally like to work with subdued colors, but I though let be adventurous and go for Yellow! This photo taken of my daughter on her seventeenth Birthday is so whimsical and filled with yellows and gold.

“Make a Wish”I created the background on paper from my stash and yellow paper from the Little Birdie Chevrons in Aquarelle Collection. I tore a piece and adhered it a little off side . I applied Mixed Media Paste through the LB Script Stencil.

Step 1

I sprayed Tangerine and Lime Splash Color Splash randomly. I also splattered with watered down white Gesso and Golden Glaze Tinted Metallic Paint across the page.

Step 2

The LB Chipboard is already primed therefor it is easy to paint the Golden Glaze   Tinted Metallic paint on it. I really love the little wreath.

Step 3

To create the layered effect behind the photograph, I used old book paper and an off cut piece of paper from my stash. I tucked the chipboard and leaves in behind the photo and added some leaves. finally I adhered the flowers and some self adhesive pearls.

Step 4

Here are some close up photos:

I hope this leaves you inspired to create and try out these gorgeous Little Birdie products!

Until next time: happy creating!

I used the following Little Birdie products:

  • Chevron in Aquarelle
  • Little Birdie Flowers:
  • Little Birdie Roses
  • Primed chipboard: Tassel Berry
  • Primed chipboard: Cherry Wreath
  • Primed chipboard: Happy Birthday Words
  • White Gesso
  • Tangerine Color Splash
  • Lime Splash Color Splash
  • Mixed Media Paste

 

Pretty in Pink Christmas Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s never too soon to get started making holiday cards.  Today, I used some really lovely Little Birdie mixed media supplies, patterned paper and handmade flowers to create this 6″ x 6″ Pretty in Pink Christmas Card.

Pretty in Pink Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Photo 01

While I love traditional red and green Christmas cards, sometimes it’s fun to change up the color palette.  This mixed media card has a lovely Victorian feel to it.  I think it’s pretty enough to use as home decor.

Pretty in Pink Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Photo 02

I machine stitched papers from the 12″ x 12″ Vintage Reflections Paper Pack along with pink papers from the 12″ x 12″ Aquarelle paper pack to create all these great distressed layers.   The main image is a digital printout that I had in my stash. The “Celebrate” Chipboard Sentiment is from the Birthday Wishes Primed Chipboard pack, but it works wonderfully well on this card.

Pretty in Pink Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Photo 03

A cascade of gorgeous Camila Moonlight Blossoms, Pink Rosemund Roses, Ferns, and Green Allium Foliage with some feathers from my stash is the crowning touch.  I dry brushed all the flowers and foliage with a mixture of Grainy Texture Paste and Fire Brick Tinted Metallic Paint to add some contrast and texture to the floral arrangement.  Fuchsia Hearty Melange along the distressed edges adds a touch of holiday sparkle.

Pretty in Pink Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Photo 04

I found these miniature pink Christmas ornaments in my stash and invited them to the party!  Aren’t they fun?

Pretty in Pink Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Photo 05

Victorian style is all about extravagance and abundance, soft colors and rich textures.  I think this card nails it!  What do you think?

Pretty in Pink Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Photo 06

Inside I’ve added a simple digital sentiment and created a slash pocket to hold a gift card.

If you’d like to try your hand at this festive card, just click on the link below and follow the simple steps in this Snapguide Tutorial.

http://snapguide.com/guides/little-birdie-crafts-victorian-pink-christmas-card/

A Fond Adieu…but not Goodbye

This is my last post as a member of the Little Birdie Design team. The past 6 months have flown by!  I’ve had a wonderful time being part of this incredible team, made new friends, and grown in my art.  It’s been a fabulous experience. I’d like to thank Harish and Rashmi for giving me the opportunity to share my art with you.  I hope to be back from time to time as a Guest Designer, and I will continue to use, share and promote the Little Birdie Crafts Brand on my own blog.

Wishing you all joy and creativity!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST
  • Vintage Reflections 12×12 Paper Pack
  • Aquarelle 12×12 Paper Pack
  • Birthday Wishes Primed Chipboard (Celebrate)
  • Camila Moonlight Flowers and Foliage Pack
  • Rosemund PInk Flowers
  • Ferns 4 pack
  • Green Allium Foliage
  • Small Script Stencil
  • Grainy Texture Paste
  • Fire Brick Tinted Metallic Paint
  • Pink Doily
  • Altered Christmas Digital Image from Gecko Galz
  • Fantasy Rose Shimmer Satin Ribbon
  • Vintage Button, Feathers and Mini Ornaments from my Stash

Vibrant Mixed Media Canvas

Hi Little Birdie fans,

Here in Canada it’s been a gray week.. with rain and no sun. That’s make me want’s to create a colorful and vibrant canvas to add a little bite of joy and color in my life.

So here a mixed media canvas created just for the pleasure to play with vibrant color 🙂

For my base, I have use a Water color panel 12X14 inches.

I add Grainy texture paste trough the Brick wall stencil with a palette knife.

I have used white Gesso on my chipboard pieces. I choose to apply the first coat before my chipboard was glued on my canvas. For me I found this match easier to do a first coat before they are glued.

Than I have used Gel medium with glass beads to glued down a piece of cheese cloth. By putting a generous amount of Gel medium with glass beads It have created a lot of deep and texture to my canvas. I have use my eat gun to dry the Medium gel.

Once everything was dry, I add some embellishments and my chipboard pieces.

I have cover the the hole canvas with white Gesso and dry it with a heat gun.

 

Then the fun part begun.. I have spray 2 colors of Color splash  Hot pink and black current directly on my canvas altering between each colors. Once I was satisfied with the result, I dry the ink with my heat gun.

To make all the details pop out, I have used a dry brush and Silver metallic paint. I delicately brush the entire canvas to make all the details more apparent.

Than I have use the same colors on my flowers and dry it with the eat gun. Than I have apply the same technique with metallic paint on top of the flowers.

Than I add the flower to my canvas and ”voilà”

It make a lot of joy in my day to create this vibrant colored canvas. As you know I love to create canvas, for me it is a great way to express my creativity. I hope I share a little bite of my canvas passion with you and make you want to create your own !

Here are some close ups:

            

This was my last post for Little Birdies Crafts, I want to thanks Rashmi and the team for this DT opportunity and I want to thank Nishita, our DT coordinator with all my heart for her patience and her good work. Thanks to all other DT members. It was a pleasure to share times with all these talented women.

Annie XX