Saturday, 23 January 2016


The theme this week on

I thought I'd go with one of Tim Holtz's Crazy Birds along with "My Heart" from Stampotique.

First of all, I stamped him onto scrap paper and cut around it to use as a mask.  Next I stamped him onto the ATC.  I then gently blended Distress Ink 'worn lipstick' around the edges.  With the mask in place, I stamped "My Heart" stamping off twice for a pale background.  The bird was coloured using Prismacolor pencils in tones of green with just a teeny bit of yellow and red.  Some pale grey was used to add shadow to ground him.  The heart was then stamped onto Carta Bella "It's a Celebration" collection 'Birthday Banner'.  One side of this paper is red dots on a pink background, the other side is two different style of banners, one of which I glued across the top of the ATC.  The heart was fussy cut and popped onto dimensionals.

Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting!


  1. hey helen can any one play in your challgene I would love to play in your hearts.....Thanks

    1. Hi Mary, yes anyone can join in. Just click on the link and it will take you to Wicked Wednesday.

  2. What a lovely ATC, Helen !
    Corrie x

  3. A great combination of elements in the tiny space of an ATC, Helen! Love the TH bird image and, of course, you know I love all thing Stampotique! This is a favorite of your work for me!!

  4. Fab Helen, don't you just love the crazy birds. Love the banner and the heart. Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday :)


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