We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Sunday, 15 March 2015

I don't go crazy - I am crazy... I just go normal from time to time ...

Love my new Crazy Birds set of stamps from Stampers Anonymous and Tim Holtz, so had to try them out, and I wanted to use all of them on one card.

Started off with a Distress Ink background - I used brushes for this one.

Needed to mask some of the stamped images, and to do that I usually stamp the image on a post-it note and cut round it, but this time I decided to try the Pebeo Drawing Gum.

What a revelation!  No more  post-it notes for me!  This stuff is so easy to use.  The usual artist's masking fluid I've got is very gloopy and ruins brushes; not this stuff. It is very liquid, so you can paint it over small details, the brushes wash out in water, and it is easy to rub off.  Just remember to make sure the overstamped ink has dried first! (Oops! - but I managed to disguise that little slip!)

I then coloured with Distress Ink pens, added some words, and a very fetching hat (stamped on sticky backed foil).  Finished with a little charcoal pencil for shadows.

The March Craft Stamper challenge is Anything Goes, as long as it involves stamping, so, perfect for my crazy birds!

Dedicated to all my friends out there - most of you are a little crazy at times - you know who you are!


  1. Like this card a lot with those great crazy birds :-)

  2. The birds look fab on your card , thank you for joining us at the craft stamper magazine make it take it challenge

  3. This brought a smile to my face. Good luck with the challenge.

  4. I love these crazy birds ..... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

  5. How fantastic, a wonderful card. I really love these crazy birds.

  6. Fab fun card! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It.

  7. What stamp set did you use for verbiage?

    1. Hi Nanette - if you are referring to the words, I didn't use a stamp, but typed and printed from my computer.

  8. What stamp set did you use for verbiage?