Monday, 20 February 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #40

Good Morning all, and welcome to another week. 

 Today is rather exciting for me as im sharing my first design team creation for
 Make My Monday challenge blog.  

The theme this time is BIRDS so if you fancy joining in pop over click here! for more details and to see the other team member gorgeous projects. 

Ive been itching to use the crazy bird stamps i got for Christmas, so when i saw it was birds i knew what i wanted to do.  I had earlier found these feathers in the back of my craftdrobe so thought they would add the perfect touch.  So my love birds were started.

A5 card size.  First i stamped the birds using blue ink and simply coloured with blue and yellow inks, glossy accents on the eyes.  I then glued on blue and yellow feathers for the tails and wings.  I added the yellow to break up the colour.  For the background, I first die cut a heart to use as a stencil (see below), i then stamped the woodgrain through the heart onto my background using the same blue ink. Gently edged the heart with the yellow ink.  I then stamped the grunge stamps across the panel in blue, just to add interest.  Edged with yellow ink.  Mounted onto navy cardstock to frame and white base card. 

Showing close up detail, the birds are very dimensional and the background completely flat.  The 'love' came from a 'with love' stamp, i just inked up the love part, then die cut into a small heart and covered with glossy accents. 

This is showing the stencil i made and stamped through.  You can easily use any shape you fancy.

Thank you Caz and all at Make My Monday for inviting me to join the team.  I look forward to the 

Products used:  Tim Holtz 'crazy birds' stamps CMS212
Stampin up 'Hardwood' stamp 
Stampin up 'Gorgeous grunge' stamps
Tim Holtz distress inks, tumbled glass, salty ocean, chipped sapphire, dried marigold & squeezed lemonade
Archival ink - colbalt blue

Thank you all for popping by to take a peek.  Wishing you all a lovely week.  Emma 

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  1. Congratulations!
    So happy for you,
    You're flying high
    With this card I view!

    I love your creation
    With feathers so blue,
    Look forward to seeing
    Each challenge you do!

    What a fabulous card, Emma! I'm coo-ing with pleasure as I admire it! Ha! ha!
    Happy hugs, Kathleen

  2. This is a fabulous card love the verse Ginny x
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  3. An amazing card Emma, I just love those feathers! Good luck in another journey in Blogland, although you don't really need it!
    Pam x

  4. congratulations Emma your first card looks amzing look forward to seeing many more

  5. so good to have you on our mmm-challenge team!

    looks so gorgeous, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from Germany
    silvi xoxo

    1. Thank you for the warm welcome. Emma x

  6. Fabulous card Emma, well done for getting on the team, Gwen xx

  7. Emma I love this, a great design and well done, very well deserved.

  8. Beautiful card, hope this is a start of many Design Teams for you, well done ceers Sue N x

  9. Fabulous DT news Emma so pleased for you and your fledgling card is super, great idea to use feathers too x

  10. Hi Emma. I love your card. Your birds look so cute with those feathery wings and tails! It's great to have you on the team. Sian.

  11. I love those crazy birds and your added feathers are such fun! Great first card!

  12. Congratulations Emma, I love your birds, very well done!! You deserve it xx

  13. Well done Emma on your first DT card, and what a gorgeous card it is , i love the crazy birds and your colours are just so, love the added feathers too.

    Hugs Babs x

  14. We are so pleased to welcome you to the team. Your first DT card is a stunner. Brilliant design and colours with a unique twist adding the feathers. Looking forward to your future inspirational projects. Caz - DT - Make My Monday.

  15. Fabulous card Emma, congratulations on your first design team creation, so happy for you. Great verse from Kathleen. Hugs Kathy xxx and little man xxxx

  16. Congratulations on your first design team card. It's a stunner. Love the feathers. I tried that with my cockeral die cut you sent me but couldn't get anything to stick them down so ended up sewing them to my card!!!! Kirsty xx

  17. Congratulations on your DT news..well deserved and spectacular it as always..Marilynh.x

  18. Congratulations on your first design team. What a brilliant card Emma, fabulous design x

  19. Wonderful news Emma, big congrats! So happy for you :) love your card, gorgeous as always.
    Wendy xx

  20. Well done Emma...about time you are on a DT team!!!...gorgeous the feathers...Joolsx

  21. Well done you so deserved This is a fabulous start a stunning card Love and hugs Carole x

  22. Congratulations Emma and your card is STUNNING.


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and encouragement. Emma