Friday, 19 February 2016

Tim Holtz Crazy Bird on purple background

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This ATC was made for that friend whose favourite colour is the purple and who likes to sing.

And here is my tutorial.

With Sizzix Framelits Die I cut out a 10x15 cm rectangle and covered both sides with gesso.

With decoupage glue I attached torn music sheets here and there on the card.

With Tim Holtz Heart stencil and with the Marabu pearl white modeling paste I made some hearts.

With two DecoArt purple (Dioxazine Purple, Purple Pearl) paints I covered the card. 

I wiped off the purple paint from the hearts.

I cut out the branch with the Sizzix Bigz Die, Bird Branch by Tim Holtz and painted brown.

I stamped a bird with the Stampers Anonymous Crazy Bird stamp using Ranger Archival ink pad (Jet Black), and coloured with the following Ranger Distress Markers: Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint. But before I started the colouring, I put a tiny amount of acrylic medium onto the eyes and in the end (after drying) I put medium onto the whole bird.

From the Stampers Anonymous Crazy Things Set I chose a hat and I stamped, coloured and cut out. But with scissors I cut into the hat along the line (show in the picture) for inserting the top of the bird's head.

I coloured the hat with Ranger Distress Marker, Squeezed Lemonade.

I cut out the word "hello" with the Sizzix Thinlits Die, Friendship Words Script by Tim Holtz and glued to the top.

I stamped a nice sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous, Perspective set (CMS213) with Ranger Archival Ink.

I made two holes on the top with Crop-A-Dile, Big Bite.

I colored brown the edges of the card.

I covered the whole card with a thin layer of acrylic medium.

I put a purple organza ribbon to the card, so it can be hanged.

I hope you like it! Happy crafting!


  1. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  2. I love your make - just love and do appreciate the tutorial --I want to give it a go!
    Sandy xx


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