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

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Colour me happy!

The Craft Barn weekly challenge is to use pens and pencils, which also happens to be this month's Craft Stamper challenge too.

I used a Gelli print for the background, and got the Crazy Birds stamp set out, together with the recently acquired matching die set; yet to be used!

I stamped and heat embossed a couple of the birds, then used my favourite colouring pencils - Coloursoft Pencils from Derwent.

It took me an age to sort the 18 dies out, as there are 3 for each bird - bit like a jigsaw! Anyway, I've numbered all the pieces as I don't want to go through that process again!  Quite tricky lining the dies up, and I've only used the main dies, but much much easier than a pair of scissors - especially those quiffs!

Found some words which are stamped onto a piece of sheet music that has been lightly gesso-ed to knock it back.

Finally, took a fine liner pen to frame everything.

Oh to fly away from this miserable weather!


  1. I love this!!!! Crazy birds are my favourites at the moment. The gelli print background looks amazing too. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  2. Lovely gelli print background and your birds are just so cute.

  3. Fab background and those crazy birds are such fun aren't they!!

  4. Fab background and those crazy birds are such fun aren't they!!

  5. Lovely card... I am trying my utmost NOT to succumb to these Crazy birds but they have such fabulous expressions it's difficult to resist!

  6. Oh I love this, great sentiment! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  7. The Crazy Bird stamps always make me smile. Your background sets them off beautifully.

  8. Fabulous! Love the gelli plate background too. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!