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Thursday, 29 January 2015

playtime with my scribbly birds

Hello lovelies - well I should be at the swimming pool right now but my little Penny kept me awake from about 3am. She wanted to sleep with mummy - she slept but I didn't! Typical isn't it? Anyway I thought I would have a bit of time at home instead of swimming. So here I am. Thanks for all your lovely comments on my toucan card - I'm glad you liked it as much as I did! I've got another bird themed piece to share with you today. It was my idea for a journal page but since the journal hasn't arrived yet I made it into a wall hanging. I've used my new Dina Wakely stencil and stamps to make this plus my new evergreen bough distress paint.

I started with a piece of cardboard that I tore to reveal part of the inner - then used grungepaste and a birds stencil to give some texture to the background. Once dry I added a coat of gesso then a coat of evergreen bough distress paint. I spritzed and flicked with water and removed excess paint before allowing to dry. Then I sprayed with distress stain sprays - iced spruce, denim and the silver one. Once this was dry I added treasure gold to the background birds.


Here's a close up which shows the text stamping that came next and two of the scribbly birds themselves. I also repeated the text in boxes of my writing too.


The scribbly birds were stamped onto card, cut out and coloured with spectrum noir pens then added to the piece.

I should like to enter this into the following challenge:


Big hugs to you and hope you have a good Thursday!

Rachel x



26 comments:

  1. Beautiful creation Rachel, birds look lovely on your wonderful background.

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  2. Love this Rachel, your scribbly birds look wonderful. Carol x

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  3. Gorgeous Rachel, love the words you have added

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  4. What a lovely inky creation Rachel and loving the birdies.

    B x

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  5. Fantastic creation Rachel, I love these scribbly birds and what you've made with them. Hope Penny has a better nights sleep tonight.

    Hugs
    Sue xx

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  6. This is gorgeous Rachel. I love the design, the birds are gorgeous and the wording is fabulous.
    Big hugs, Sue xx

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  7. This is gorgeous Rachel, your scribbly birds are fabulous - you have created a wonderful wall hanging.
    Pauline
    x

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  8. Gorgeous wall hanging Rachel, love the beautiful birds.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  9. Love your beautiful "wall hanging" Rachel.
    Great colours and those birds are so sweet.
    Hope Penny has better night tonight.
    Hugs
    For all of you

    Patricia x

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  10. That is on my list of things to do with my Scribbly Birds next - a canvas. I'm really obsessed with them at the moment lol! I've started a new blog where I will show my mixed media, arty, crafty stuff and I'm working hard to be freer and not so obsessed with creating something perfect. Get some rest huni xx

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  11. Love this Rachel its so pretty love the colours you have used huggles Sue xx

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  12. A gorgeous wall hanging Rachel. Love the texture and detail.
    Mags
    x

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  13. Wonderful hanging, those birds look adorable and I love the background, such a great colour!

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  14. Beautiful wall plaque and very unique! Love the color palette.

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  15. Hi Rachel
    This is gorgeous rachel....love the Birds... Beautiful colours...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  16. Fabulous work with these bird stamps Rachel and a great project. Hope you get some sleep tonight and little one is able to settle- it will take some time-thinking of you all
    x catherine

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  17. This is such a super gorgeous image. You have made the sweetest creation Rachel and love the goodies added.xxx
    ..xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  18. Hi Rachel what a great wall hanging. You are always so talented with your paints, pastes and stencils I don't have the foggiest! I just got back from my swim about an hour ago I like to go early and have the rest of the day free. Hope you had a better night its understandable that Penny will want some extra cuddles from her Mum and I bet you were glad of them too! Hugs Susan x

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  19. What a great wall hanging! Love the corrugated cardboard as the background.

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  20. Love the birds, of course! I've drooled over this stamp for a while now. The browns are beautiful against the evergreen color. Liked that you showed some of the corrugation at the edges and the embossed birds created even more interest & texture. Good for you at making a display piece that everyone in your home can enjoy too. Hope the wkend will be a good one for all of you. TFS & Hugs.

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  21. Your hanging is just gorgeous Rachel, I love those scribbly birds, the words are so lovely too! I love this - a lot! Big hugs, Anne xx

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  22. What a lovely wall hanging Rachel. I hope you have some better sleep tonight...bless. Keep warm, hugs xx

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  23. Pretty fabulous Rachel, the birds are wonderful and your design and colours just so lovely, love and hugs Kate x

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  24. Beautiful wall hanging and love the scribbly birds-Hope penny sleeps better tonight probably wanting to check you were still there and understandingly missing her Dad bless her
    Carol x

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  25. I just love this, Rachel... the corrugated background, lovely soft green colour, and the scribbly birds are beautifully tinted - I love their cheeky white faces! Just lovely. Hope you're staying safe and warm. Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison xx

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