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Hello dear friends! Today I'm sharing a sweet mixed media birthday card I created featuring the gorgeous Studio75 Hello Spring paper collection along with fabulous chipboard from the store. The Up in the Air stencil by SnipArt adds amazing texture to the background as well.
I had so much fun painting the chipboard and adding background texture. Be sure to check out the details below.
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What gorgeous papers to work with! I adore the birdhouse image, so used this Anemone Birdhouse Frame from the Studio75 store along with the little bird from the Scrapiniec Spring Prodigy Bird Ave Set. These gorgeous flowers from Little Birdie Crafts coordinate perfectly with the background paper. The fabulous watercolor leaves are fussy cut from the Hello Spring 07 page.
A close-up of the flowers. At the edges of the cluster you can see some of the flowers I fussy cut from the Hello Sping 06 sheet and stamens which I bunched together to add a bit more texture. The gear is molded from Finnabair's Cogs and Wings Mould then brushed with her White Gold Metallic Wax to coordinate.
I painted this sweet birdhouse portion of the frame with a wood grain to coordinate with the sweet birdhouse on the paper. I left the little bird untreated. The Scrapiniec chipboard hearts are painted in coordinating colors as well with this one strategically placed over the opening to the birdhouse.
The delicate flowers and leaves around the frame are painted and shaded. I adhered small rhinestones to the center of each flower using Bambino Glue. The background is stenciled with Finnabair's White Gold Icing Paste using the fabulous SnipArt Damask Stencil.
I added a little cluster to the bottom corner that includes a snippet of Organza Rose Trim along with this sweet Little Birdie rose.
More of the painted Scrapiniec Confetti Hearts Using Finnabair's Impasto Paints.
This sentiment from the Hello Spring 08 page is colored with Distress Ink and the heart is fussy cut from the 6x6" Hello Spring paper set.
The card front is adhered to a 6x6" Blank Card from the store. I just adore these sturdy card bases that hold the weight of my mixed media creations so well.
Little Birdie Crafts ~ Handmade Burlap - Renea, Natural & Cream
Little Birdie Crafts ~ Sparkle Flowers - Fiona, Carnation
Little Birdie Flowers from A.C. Moore ~ #106011789
The Paper Studio ~ Self Adhesive Gemstones - AB Round, 2mm
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Basics: Gesso, Clear
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Icing Paste: White Gold
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Impasto Paint: Victorian Green; Manor Blue; Burlap; Snow White; Lemon Peel; Boudour Pink
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Alchemy: Metallique Wax - White Gold
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen
Tsukineko ~ Versafine Ink - Vintage Sepia
Amazing Casting Resin - White
DecoArt ~ Crafter's Acrylic - Cafe Mocha
Prima ~ Finnabair: Moulds - Cogs and Wings
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Power Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ EZ Dots Repositionable
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Foam Tape - White
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue