Friday, 5 February 2016

First Love At That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for the new challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog which for the next fortnight has the theme of First Love.
I have to admit to have been a bit stumped by this theme until I woke up the other morning thinking about the pop posters I had on my bedroom wall when I was a teenager - I bet you all had those too though maybe not of David Cassidy as I did!
This is what inspired my card although it has turned out a bit more pink than I anticipated - can you see her looking at her pop idol?

I made the background paper first using my 6x6 Gelli Plate. I added dots of pink and green acrylic paints (Paper Artsy Fresco Finish) to the plate and spread the colour with a brayer. I then tried my hand at mark making which I did with a wooden skewer which I pressed gently in the paint to make a rough pattern.
I then used the That's Crafty Long Hearts Background Dinky Stencil with the deep pink paint to add a pattern in the bottom right hand corner.

I stamped some tiny flowers from the Tim Holtz Crazy Things stamp set on the top portion with Ranger Wild Orchid Dye Ink.
I stamped my 2 birds, the hearts, flowery hat and bouquet from the Crazy Things set onto stamping card and painted them with Martha Stewart and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. I then die cut everything with the matching dies.
I die cut the heart frame from green textured card using the X Cut Nesting Dies Homespun Heart set.

I assembled the card as you see, adding the quirky bird to the frame and trimming off the excess. I finished off with a Small Talk sticker which I cut into pieces.

I hope you can enter for the chance at a fab prize of a voucher for the online shop.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
Fliss xx


Joi at RR said...

Wow Fliss - you have me so inspired this morning with all your wonderful projects... I am ready to go create!!! ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE... I just love what you did with the crazy birds!! And yes... I can see the look of longing in her eyes for her pop idol!!! The David Cassidy of crazy birds - heheheheh - sorry - just couldn't resist!!!! Seriously delightful morning with you and your creations - it's gonna be a great day now!! Hugs. j.

Amanda said...

Ahh David Cassidy I still remember all the words to all the songs!! Love how that inspired you for this super crazy bird make, great card
Amanda x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Fliss, a brilliant source of inspiration and love those birds!
I remember David Cassidy but I was a wee bit too young. My sister loved Donny Osmond, in fact in the bedroom we shared we had a lampshade with the Osmonds on it. Maybe I shouldn't have shared that info other than to say I had no choice in the matter, she was my big sister so it was her choice. I might need to shame her with that memory!!!

Joan said...

Love your card Fliss, I'm too old for David Cassidy memories, I was a fifties teenager and right into early rock and roll! Back to your card, great gelli plate background and stencilling. I've just got the crazy cats stamps, need to find time to play.