Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #10 - Birds of a Feather

It's time for the March Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #10. This month our theme is "Birds of a Feather".  Just make a mixed media project with anything "birdie" like birds, feathers, eggs, nests, etc...

Our sponsor this month is Faber Castell Design Memory Craft. They are graciously offering 2 awesome Gelatos Sets for prizes so we will have 2 random winners!!!  Our designers used their Faber Castell Design Memory Craft products on their projects this month. And, our guest designer is on the permanent Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Design Team - Rita Barakat. Be sure to visit the blog to see Rita's awesome projects and all the other inspirational projects from our design team.

Here's my Birds of a Feather Project. I used tons of Faber Castell Design Memory Craft products on this card. I'm sorry I didn't take any photos along the way, but I wasn't really sure if this would be my project. But, I'll tell you what I did.

First I painted a cardstock panel with Chalkboard Paint and then lightly distressed it with a sanding block. Then, I colored some Whipped Spackle with Tim Holtz Pewter Distress Paint and applied it in through the diamond pattern of a Dylusions stencil to the card. After it dried I wanted to darken the diamonds so I roughly brushed a Gray Stamper's Big Brush Pen over each one. Then, I went over the diamonds again with a Zig Wink of Stella Silver Pen to add some sparkles.

I die cut the bird and cage with some of my Gelli Print papers. I rubbed a yellow Gelato over the bird to give it more color and then I covered the bird with Glass Bead Glitter Gel.  I covered the bird cage with Glaze Medium. I also picked up some yellow and gray flowers from the $1 bin at Michaels and I ended up coloring them with silver and gold Wink of Stella Glitter Pens.

I used Papercrafter's Clay to make the charms on the bottom of the bird cage. I formed the little drop shapes by using some little clay cutters. Before they dried, I punched a hole in them with a craft pick. When they dried, I colored them with Tim Holtz Tarnished Bronze Distress Paint and then colored with a gold Wink of Stella Pen for sparkle. I attached them using Tim Holtz little rings.  Then I dyed some Tim Holtz ribbon with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain and Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold to add a little shine. Finally, I added the sentiment which is from a Dina Wakley Stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will play along with our birds of a feather challenge this month!!


  1. This is so gorgeous!! I love the mix of metallics, and the message is great!

  2. I love the elegance of your tag. Blessings!

  3. fab card the colours and textures are yummy x

  4. Beautiful card! I really love the addition of your clay charms hanging from the cage....very cute!!

  5. Love the charms on the cage, so pretty.

  6. Donna, that is so adorable and love your little charms you added to the bottom of your birdcage!


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