Monday, August 15, 2016

Bewildered Crazy Bird

     I've spent a fair bit of time admiring the Crazy Bird Phenom happen...hoping all the while to have a chance to try my hand at them!  You've got to hand it to Tim Holtz for finding particular niches and creating product that will allow all of us to fall into the pit of card making happiness.  Now, of course, there are several matching products that have followed after the Crazy Birds....and I intend to jump right into all of them!!
     Just in case you are wondering...this is the very first larger set.  And though I enjoy fussy cutting my images out immensely!...I definitely took advantage of the matching die-cuts that went along with the stamps.
     This is a regular A2 card - so I found a tag that was a more appropriate size then the ones on Tim's videos.  Then I proceeded to mess around with using my Alcohol Ink Applicator, the felt tip, several colors of Distress inks and some Distress Paint Dabber with the Harlequin stencil for the tag background.
     Not to mention...the cool, cool, cool, stamp borders by Dylusions!  Now I'm religiously buying all of them!...sigh...will it every end?
     I hope not!!!  HA HA!

What did I enjoy the most?

     Besides the obvious fun looking little guy up there...I would have to say the Dylusions borders!  Nothing looks right until you finish it off with just the right touches!  Now I have exploding brain about what to use them with next!

What did I learn?

    I may have colored my images with colored pencil on some good white cardstock - BUT - white cardstock did not work as well for the direct to paper inking!  Isn't that weird?  It's true.  When I spritzed my tag and background cardstock with water...the white made a leached look that did not add to the serendipity of the finish card.  Then I used a good cream smooth Cougar cardstock that totally reacted differently.  Plus - somehow the finish of the cardstock is different.
Unexplainable weirdness that I will not forget in my following endeavors!

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Prismacolor Pencils

  • PC1008 Parma Violet
  • PC932 Violet
  • PC918 Orange
  • PC912 Apple Green
  • PC909 Grass Green
  • PC905 Aquamarine
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
  • Mowed Lawn
  • Salty Ocean
  • Wild Honey
  • Black Soot
  • Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz - Bird Crazy CMS212
  • Tim Holtz - Crazy Things CMS237
  • Tim Holtz - Crazy Talk CMS236
  • Dylusions - "Further Around the Edge" DYR34513
  • Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Harlequin THS016
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Mermaid Lagoon
  • Odorless Paint Thinner
  • Paper Stumps
  • Glossy Accents
  • White Paint Pen
  • Black Paint Pen
  • Penny Black Die - "Tagged" 51-007

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