Fly Birdie Fly, by Dot Leathbridge

 Hello everyone,
welcome to a fun tutorial today.

This is the first time that I've used this bird from
Textured Birds and thought that he would look great
among some of the new Rubber Dance Inky Flowers.

I have a video on YouTube showing how the background was made
which you can find it here.

This is the finished result of playing with paint and stencils.

The little cutie from Textured Birds has been coloured
with watercolour paints and cut out.

These flowers are from Inky Flowers have been 
stamped onto white card and cut out.

On the background I've stamped some words from
Old Book Page and added some circles through
a stencil.

The bird has been stamped where I wanted him to go.
It saves me having to cut around his legs.
It's a little short cut that saves a lot of fussy cutting stress.

A little blue watercolour paint has been added to the

Splatters of watercolour paint were flicked across the card.

The letters are from Alphabet Uno. 
These have been cut out and
coloured with watercolour paint.

I decided at the last minute to add a little water colouring
to the leaves.
It seems to have softened the whole look of the card.

To finish off the card I've attached the bird, flowers and letters
to the background.
This has then been mounted onto black and white card.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and that it has
given you lots of ideas.

The stamps used on this card are:

Remember we have a Mood Board competition every month
 over on facebook.
Here is our Mood Board for this month.

Hopefully we'll see you there.

In the meantime,
I wish everyone a really crafty day.

Dot x


Gorgeous work Dot. Your background is incredible and I’ll definitely be checking out how you made it x
Susanne Rose said…
How amazing! I love your work so much. Just brilliant!

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