Friday, 11 May 2012

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I've gone a bit more grungy for my Creative Expressions DT piece this week using Sam Poole's Birds stamp set.

I coloured some card with Pan Pastels and then stamped a couple of the bird houses, I then embossed the card using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and went over the raised bits with some Distress ink to make the grasses stand out a bit more. Then I coloured the houses with felt tip pens being careful not to go over the grass so that it looks like the houses are amongst the grass. I coloured a white card blank with some mustard seed Distress ink, I think I should have used a paler yellow, and stamped the swirls, then I adhered some backing paper and the main image to it. I embellished the card with some ribbon, a couple of silver bird charms and a bird house that I'd stamped, coloured and cut out.


  1. That embossing folder works wonderfully with the bird house Hazel, love it. Great grungy colours too. Tracy x

  2. great card ! luv how you got the houses in behind the grass. darlene.

  3. Oh Hazel that's fab love the way you have got the houses behind the grass, neat! :)
    Von x♥x

  4. Hazel
    Your work always speaks to me of being pretty, even when in grungy mode.
    Lovely colours and perfect for those stamps.

  5. Wow! This is terrific! I love what you have done here and the whole piece looks really different and fresh. Love it x

  6. This is gorgeous Hazel xxx

  7. That is such a different way to use an embossing folder and it looks Great! Love the extra bird house and those little charms are fabulous. Enjoy your PP's and Belated Happy Birthday Greetings.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  8. This is so clever Hazel. The embossing folder works perfectly with the bird houses!! Well done you, it's lovely.
    Siobhan x

  9. That looks great Hazel, you must have a steady hand I would of made a right mess if I had tried that

  10. Hazel,
    This is so brilliant! Love how you used the embossing folder...It's fab!

  11. Hi Hazel. Gorgeous card. Really love this especially the depth that you have created.
    Regards Florence xx

  12. Hazel I love this !!! What a fabulous scene you have created a pure joy to view. Love the embossing and how you have brought it to life with your amazing colours and images.