Thursday, March 23, 2017

Inky Antics Songbird Two Ways

Hello crafty friends.

Today I have two cards using the same stamp but with totally different looks.

First off is a card using a smooshed background.

It's a CASE of this card by Michelle Pearson.

A friend and I recently spent a morning smooshing.

We tried different inks, papers and smooshing techniques.

We decided that we like the results of smooshing with a cellophane bag the best.

We split the bags down the sides so we could open them flat.  Put some ink on one side, folded the other side back over it and smooshed.  Then we opened it back up and put paper in, closed and smooshed onto the paper.  You can actually use 2 pieces of paper and get a twofer.

For this background I smooshed with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.

When it was dry, I smooshed a little Worn Lipstick Distress Stain on the
cleaned and opened cellophane, smooshed and
gently slapped the piece into the ink.

To finish it off, I splattered a little of the Worn Lipstick and Mowed Lawn onto the piece.

As this card was coming together, I felt it needed to go to a friend who has just had surgery.
She has pancreatic cancer and it was found early.  A true miracle!

So this sentiment seemed to say how we feel about her prognosis.

God does hear our prayers!

OK.  Now on to the other one.

This time I inked the stamp with markers and did a little "surgery" on his legs.

We'll just say that his other leg is hidden and it's not a one-legged bluebird!

I used the MISTI so I could stamp multiple times and used a damp
Aqua Painter to move the color around.

There's still another day to join in our
                     CAS Mix Up Challenge                    and                CAS Watercolour Challenge
My mixed media on card 1 are smooshing,
stamping, slapping, splattering, heat enbossing,
dry embossing and distressing

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Songbird (IA)
Ink:   Distress Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Worn Lipstick Stain, VersaMark
Paper:   Naturals Ivory (retired SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Black EP, Cellophane Bag, Stately EF

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Songbird (IA)
Ink: SU Markers (Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery), Soft Suede (SU)
Paper:  Neena Solar White, Textured Chocolate Chip (retired SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other: Stitched Mats Rectangles (LI), Stately EF, MISTI


Betty Keefe said...

must give this cello bag smooshing a go - have never tried it - and it worked out so beautifully on your cards!!

designbydonna said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love that smooshing technique. I'll give that a try. Did you use regular card stock? Or watercolor paper?

Elizabeth said...

Two beautiful cards, Bonnie. The smooshing technique gives a lovely effect. Elizabeth xx

Marcia HIll said...

Both cards are just lovely Bonnie, and I will definitely have to try your cellophane bag smooshing technique...the colors are just gorgeous together!! :0)

Jo Manna said...

A new technique plus a bonus ;-) Love the green background, the perfect setting for your bird. The choice of stamping in black was the contrast of choice. Beautiful cards Bonnie! Warm hugs xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love both of these very different designs Bonnie! It just shows the versatility of our craft! Have a wonderful day! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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jimlynn said...

Two different looks and two very pretty cards! I've never thought to use a bag for the smooching but it really did make a beautiful background. Love both of them.

Barb said...

Two beautiful cards with that lovely stamp Bonnie. Than you for sharing the technique. I do hope all goes well with your friend. Barbxx

Mrs A. said...

Two great cards. Perhaps he is training to be a heron! Lol. Hugs Mrs A.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties, Bonnie! Especially love the delicate painting of card two!!

nancy littrell said...

Your 1st card using the smooshed technique for your background is so beautiful. Your friend will so appreciate your encouraging psalm and card filled with love.

Love your watercoloured Spring card too. TFS both cards my friend. Hugs..

Maxine D said...

What beautiful cards - love the backgrounds and how you have used them Bonnie

Loll said...

Great way to show how versatile a stamp can be. Love both versions. Your friend that is recovering from surgery will be uplifted when she gets her card. So wonderful that the cancer was found early. xx

JosieD said...

Fun to see such different looks with same stamp. Creative smooshing look on first card with the splatters added. Both cards look great!

Brenda said...

Yay, I'm getting my notifications again! lol Love both of your cards Bonnie!! The background in the first one is so pretty, will have give smooshing on a plastic bag a try. Your second card indeed looks very different. I love your sweet little blue bird and I didn't notice that his leg was "missing" until I read your post. I guess I just automatically just assume the other leg was under there somewhere. lol Hugs, Brenda

Brenda in IN said...

Smooshing with cellophane is the only way I can seem to do it so I thank you for the tip about folding the cello and putting the paper inside. Both cards are so pretty and shows how versatile the stamp is. I love your smooshing and the scenes. Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery to your friend.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Love the smooshed background and the sentiment on the first card.
Prayers for your friend. Thankful the cancer was caught early.

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful cards and verses.

Darnell said...

Great informative post, Bonnie, and two very pretty cards! It's great to see the versatility! Your friend will cherish your card. How wonderful that the cancer was found so early!! Enjoy a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Julia Aston said...

Two beautiful bird designs Bonnie! Love the colors and Psalm on the first and the lovely stamping and framing on the 2nd! Julia xx

aussie aNNie said...

Love these Bonnie x ♥[aNNie]

Karen D. said...

love the way you have shown us 2 different looks...both great!
xx Karen

Bobby said...

Your cards are both wonderful, Bonnie. I love the silhouette over the smooshing and the rough edge gives it such a unique look. The other one looks like a work of art the way you have framed it. And there are those embossed edges that I love. Thank you so much for sending me some. Now that I'm back from NC I may get a chance to use them.