Monday, March 24, 2014

FCCB Challenge 203 - Bye Bye Birdie

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #203 Bye Bye Birdie

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~Design Team Inspiration~

~This Weeks Challenge~
Bye Bye Birdie
Create a project with a bird on it.

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Here is my project for the week:

This was a beautiful, warm end of summer day and I wanted to capture the fun spirit of the moment.  Everyone knows when two girls get giggling there's no one who can be serious! The theme worked perfectly with the theme this month at Scrapping Everyday Miracles - Laughter.

I saw an amazing layout by Birgit Koopsen in the magazine Scrap 365 - a fabulous UK magazine and I used it for inspiration. I used the Cricut to cut the tags and leaves (Art Philosophy), FUN (Create A Critter), giggles (Cursive 101) and bird and feathers (Straight From The Nest). I also die cut the words on the tag on the right, inside my tag, using my Gypsy.

I first placed the tags over the cardstock and spritzed with Dylusions Spray Inks, and then I moved the tags around to different spots to mix up the colours.

This poor bird! He was an off white, but I knew I wanted to do something with him.  First I spritzed him with spray, but he blended in, so I sprayed him blue, then black - ick, not a good combo.  I tried spraying with white, but by now that wasn't working either.  I ended up laying a Heidi Swapp stencil over him, but he was so twisted it went all smudgy when I layered the homemade texture paste on, lol.  I straightened him out as well as I could and added Distress Ink around the edges and after I put a little rhinestone eye on him, I actually liked him! I like how the blue from underneath started coming through the paste!

I love how these feathers turned out! I used watercolour paper to die cut them and then smooshed Distress Inks on my craft sheet, spritzed with water, and pulled the feathers through the colour to create a marble watercolour effect.

After I sprayed my title I layered it on black cardstock and then sprayed over top with Dylusions white ink. Love the speckles!

This tag was my fav! I am always admiring the look of words cut out with the Cameo and figured I could mimic that.  I backed the tag with black cardstock and then added a couple handcut banners in the centre. The FUN was cut from black paper, but I coated it with Distress Paint and yay, a matching embellishment :)

I hope you have a wonderful, fun week ahead, full of smiles and laughter!

Scrapping Everyday Miracles - March theme challenge - Laughter

Happy crafting!



  1. This is a super layout! I really like the misting with the ink and the pretty feathers!

  2. such a fun layout! Great job with all the techniques! Thanks for sharing with us at SEM.

  3. I love those tags and your feathers look awesome. Thank you for joining us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

  4. Fun layout! I really like the background you created and the words cut out of the tag look great!

  5. Super fun LO! The bird turned out great-gotta love all the mixed media products!!! Thanks for joining us at SEM!

  6. What a fun, pretty take on our Laughter challenge this month at SEM! So glad you joined us again Karla!

  7. I love the artsy look of the bird and the leaves. beautiful layout. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L. Guest Designer for FCCB

  8. love the details. You bird is fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing with us at SEM

  9. Lovely Layout!!! Thanks so much for joining SEM March Challenge.