20 December 2015

The 12 Designers of Christmas - Designer #10 Shirley Bampton

Hello!  As promised yesterday, I'm back with some sloshing and splattering - my favourite way of using Distress Inks!

I was inspired by a pin on Pinterest to create a couple of cards:


I stamped the bird from Dina Wakley Scribbly Birds, then stamped a hat from Dylusions Couture Collection Mini Couture.  I drew some holly on top of the hat, sloshed some Distress Inks onto the image, then added some splattering.

For the sentiment panels, I dragged some card through the inks on my palette, then stencilled the sentiment using Tim Holtz Schoolhouse.

A few drops of Ruby Red Liquid Pearls for the holly berries, then I sponged the edges of the panel with Peeled Paint, distressed the edges and mounted the panel onto my base card.

He's looking rather dapper, don't you think?  And here's his lady friend:


Same process, just stamping a different hat, drawing some holly again, using Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls for the berries.  She's rather sweet, isn't she?

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12 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love the colours on this cheery piece and the hat is adorable. This makes me smile. Tracy x

dragonriding said...

First time I have come across Shirley but hope it won't be my last.....love Dina's scribbly birds and these are great ideas of how to use.......

Karen Petitt said...

I love how Shirley uses inks and paints, stamps and well everything! I especially love how Shirley uses Distress inks and along with Tracy she is an inspirational blogger to me. TFS Karen x

Caroline said...

Awe, his girlfriend is so sweet & yes, he's definitely dapper! I really must use my DIs more, one of the first things I ever invested in but they were taken over by other products. Forgotten how brilliant they are. Wish I could afford the scribbly birds, so cute & seemingly versatile. Great inspiration here. Tfs

I Card Everyone said...

So even if it isn't yours, the sentiment font is just fabulous, the birds are SO handsome/sweet indeed! LOve the colors you've chosen, Shirley!
=]

Dawn Louise said...

Fabulous cards, so designer looking. Super details added too x

Glennis said...

This wee bird looks so cute in both cards. Great tut too, I must try these effects

Rita Montgomery said...

I love Dina's bird stamps and the loose way Shirley used the distress inks to paint them. Great ideas. Thanks.

Craftyfield said...

Lovely and fun image, the splatters look good with it too...

Jane said...

These are both fantastic cards x

Linda said...

These are fab!! I love those Scribbly Birds ..... especially with their hats on! xx

Wrightboysmum said...

Those bird stamps are great. I loved using them at a class with Dina.