Vintage cards with a pop of colours!

Hello friends!

This is Anila!

I am on the blog today, sharing a couple of Vintage cards with a pop of colours!

I am using the Vintage Reflections paper pack for my cards here!

I took a 6″x6″ white card base and a smaller white panel. I began by cutting a paper from the pack into smaller pieces. Distressed the edges.

Adhered, the pattern papers to the white cards. Mounted/layered the smaller matted piece on the base using foam adhesive.

I collected some embellishments like flowers, die-cut leaves using Birdcage thin cut die, a stamped sentiment, cheesecloth, sisal fibre and a die-cut doily using Ornate doily die

Here are some images of the finished card.

 

I made one more card on the similar lines. This time I layered a rectangle over the Square card base. Matted and mounted it the same way.

Embellished using similar elements, only replaced the doily with a strip of punched border.

I kept both the cards simple with the centered focal elements. Lastly, added a few matching sequins to complete the card.

That’s all for today!

Hope you liked the card.

Altered Mixed Media Notebook Cover

I’m Anat Weksler, a Brazilian Israeli. I live in Israel now. A full-time artist and mother of a gorgeous 12 year old girl.

I’m absolutely addicted to Mixed media like Canvases, Page Layouts and Altered objects , Mini albums,  cards and Tags, but love Scrapbooking as well.

I am so happy to be on Little Birdie Crafts blog as a Guest Designer.

I’ve altered a notebook cover using gorgeous Little Birdie’s chipboard frame, some of Little Birdie’s lovely flowers and twigs.

First I spread some sand texture paste through a stencil. After it dried, I painted the cover with black gesso and let it dry.

Next step was to spray shimmer color on top and let it dry again. Meanwhile drying I spread a little bit of sand texture paste on the frame. Colored the Burlap flowers and the frame with 2 of the colors I used on the cover.

The fun part was to assemble everything together and adhere it to the cover with Gel medium.

Last step was to dry brush everything with Heavy White Gesso. It brings everything together!

Here are the snapshots of my project:

Hope you like it xoxo”

Thanks so much for inviting me 😘

Hugs,

Anat

Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial

Succulent Garden Shadowbox Tutorial Succulent Garden by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 01

Hello, Little Birdie Crafters!  Succulents are all the rage in the gardening world right now.  Luckily for us, Little Birdie Crafts has created gorgeous succulent flowers that we can use to create charming indoor gardens that never need to be watered!  In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to transform a very plain shadowbox into a cool, refreshing succulent garden that you can enjoy all year round!!

Succulent Garden Shadowbox Tutorial Succulent Garden by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 01

 

I’ve had this 6″ x 6″ shadow box in my stash forever, but could never quite figure out what to do with it.  But when I received these darling Mini Succulents in my design team box, I knew exactly what to do!

Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial Succulent Garden by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 02

I’ve altered the shadow box with Little Birdie Chalk Paints and Embossing Paste. Papers from Succulent Garden and Texture Brew Packs provided lots of wonderful layers and fussy cut elements.

Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial Succulent Garden by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 03

The crowning touch is these gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts Flowers and chipboard elements.  I’ve prepared a video tutorial so we can build this lovely little shadow box together.  I hope you enjoy!

 

Thanks so much for joining me here today!  Wishing each one of you lots of joy as you create beautiful things!

Cheerio,

Kathy

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