Wednesday 5 March 2014

I'm A Bright Bird!

The wonderful Kay is our hostess today at Stampotique and she has challenged us to use our 'signature' textured background. For me this means stencils and paste and lots of embossing.

It's been a while since I did a page in my Stampotique chipboard album, so I thought this was a good time.
Fresco paints for the background,
Then some stencilling with Pan Pastels and a bit of stamping. I've used Test Block 3  and embossed.
Next I've stamped Fax To Wolfgang over the flowers, then embossed parts with clear embossing paste, and sprinkled Frantage glass glitter before it dried.
Next came some crackle glaze over the clouds, and my bluebird of happiness (France's Birdy) I may need to apologise to Roc for what I've done to her Flying Bird, but I thought she would look nice in felt (and she feels really nice) :-) The sentiment is part of Maria's Enjoy Today, and it just fitted in nicely.
Finally my black and white frame so that it fitted in with the rest of the album.
Here's how it looks in the book, still got loads to go, but I don't want to rush it.
I hope you will join in with our texture challenge - it's a lot of fun.
I'm also entering this into the PanPastel challenge which is Frame It (I hope my black and white frame counts)
and use a stencil 
I hope you like it, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. Such a wonderful page Sue, with textures. Love the vibrant colors!

  2. A perfect example of using lots of texture in your background, yet not allowing it to overpower your images. Well done, Sue!

  3. Fantastic album page, love what you have made! By the way, my neighbour is called Wolfgang! Valerie

  4. gorgeous page, lovely bright colors too!
    Groetjes Karin

  5. I love the colours on this. It is wonderful !
    Corrie x

  6. FABULOUS colours and images, love that album (i have one and was wondering how to decorate, thanks for the inspiration) and all the textures.

    The frame is just perfect it doesn't draw your eye away from the main image, works really well :-) xxx

  7. Fabulous glowing colours - and I love your little birds!! Such a fun page.
    Alison x

  8. This looks like so much fun and a great shaped pages to work with

    Love Chrissie x

  9. I am so pleased you showed us the step by step photos of how you made this, I might have missed some of the great textures you used in it! I love how it is part of the book to! Sue you have done a great job on this textured project

  10. That looks great, love the red bird.

  11. Beautiful colours Sue, thanks so much for joining us over at PCB and good luck.

  12. Wow stunning sue! Love the textured layers and your colours

  13. Great texture and colours, I love this Sue!!! Thanks to you I took my panpastels out lol! Coco xxx


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