Sunday, 1 May 2016

Art is an abstraction

I’m sharing a fun card I made using Tim Holtz’s Bird Crazy and Crazy Things stamps.

My card design follows the current sketch over at CAS Colours & Sketches with my two circular (sort of) elements being my bird and my scribble.  I’ve cut the scribble out of designer paper scraps, which I’ve also used to cut the glasses to fit with the challenge theme at Less is More.

Edna is looking for quilting or paper piecing at the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers so I’ve gone to town on the layers on birdie.  For something different I’ve coloured him with watercolour pencils and softened the look by stamping in Ground Espresso rather than a black ink.  I added in the glasses (which sadly didn’t fit on the birdie I chose) as the friend this is going out to wears them.  The somewhat snarky sentiment is a nod to the fact he is a few years older than me although, truth be told, I’ve forgotten what age he actually is.  He is an art teacher though so the artistic theme fits nicely.  I was going to go with an ink splat but have no idea where those dies went I even managed to lose the packet from the dies I used while making up my card, perhaps abstraction isn’t just in my card theme!

Derwent Watercolour Pencils
Head, Hair & Wings 45 Mineral Green & 47 Grass Green
Beak & Feet 6 Deep Cadmium & 10 Orange Chrome
Body 32 Spectrum Blue & 35 Prussian Blue
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits Dies ~ 660954 Bird Crazy, 660953 Crazy Things & 660980 Festive Scribbles
Rub-ons from stash
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink ~ Ground Espresso
Kaisercraft Kaleidoscope Collection ~ Scrap
Prima Craftsman ~ Scrap
Tim Holtz Idea-ology ~ Frost Film
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS212 Bird Crazy & CMS237 Crazy Things
Less is More ~ Designer paper in a CAS style
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