Thursday, March 27, 2014

Chillin with my Peeps

Hello everyone,

Fantabulous Cricut challenged us to use birds in our paper project this week. I think I met the requirements of this challenge and then some.

I started by making my own background paper. I used a technique called "Blended Distress & Flick Technique" that I learned in Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 online class. Then I randomly stamped various images, including an image of a bird, to complete my patterned paper.

A product I have been wanting to try is molding paste. I knew that I wanted a dark branch over top of my patterned paper but I didn't have a branch sticker, a branch stamp, nor a branch die cutting plate. However, I did have a tree stencil and some molding paste. Here was my opportunity to try this very popular technique. I taped off the areas of the tree that I did not want and applied the molding paste. After the paste was completely dried I coloured it using the E77 Copic marker.

A few months ago, I bought the "Straight from the Nest" Cricut cartridge without much of a chance to use it. The FCCB challenge #203 was the perfect time to take this cartridge out for a test run. "Chillin with my Peeps" inspired the entire card. The image and the saying reminds me of a few of my friends.

I searched for the perfect combination of paper for this image without much success. I had the red and the black but nothing that was quite right for the bird. I have the philosophy that if you can't find what you are looking for, then make it yourself. I cut the image out of white cardstock and coloured the little bird using Y13 and Y35 Copic markers.

I hope this card puts a smile on your face as it does mine.

Have a great day and don't forget to chill with your peeps!

Items used from my inventory:
  • White cardstock - Recollections
  • Coloured cardstock from my scrap pile
  • Patterned cardstock from unknown source
  • Distress inks (I don't know what I would do without my distress inks)
    • Iced Spruce
    • Shabby Shutters
    • Forest Moss
    • Weathered Wood
    • Victorian Velvet
    • Pumice Stone
  • Inkadinkado - Flourishes stamp
  • Straight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge
  • Golden gel mediums - Light molding paste
  • The Cafters - Branches Reversed stencil
  • Stampin'up 2-way glue
  • Copic Markers - Y13, Y35, E11, E37, E77
  • Scotch Advanced Tape Runner
  • Zapdots foam adhesives

Items purchased:
  • Nothing



  1. Such a happy chickie, love the background paper. The sentiment is perfect. Thanks for linking up to our challenge at FCCB. Kim

  2. LOVE!! The background looks great and your fun image/sentiment are super cute. Glad you could join in at FCCB


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