Artistic Avenger


Birdie Trio – Inkspirations #84

Challenge Day at Inkspirations! Yep, it’s time to play along with Keesh and the gals again. But this time it’s a challenging colour challenge:

I totally didn’t know where I was going to start with this one. Which colour do I make the focal colour? They are all so bright!

Well, I decided to make my base Concord Crush. I took all the cages from Aviary on my largest clear acrylic block and made my own background stamp. I love how simple this idea is and it’s a great wow at a workshop.

I drew on the latest sketch at The Paper Players as my design inspiration. I love that sketch and there is still time to play along!

Across the centre is a piece of Daffodil Delight and then that is layered with Whisper White. Okay, now for those birds….

The first bird I made like this was actually an error. Yep, that is how things happen sometimes. You are punching away and a little shape ends up on your desk that looks a bit like a partridge. Happens all the time.

It’s obvious to see that I used the Owl punch but here is how the punching actually happens. Sorry, no great tutorial on how to do it but I layered one of these birds over the actual owl so you can see:

The Daffodil Delight owl is the actual Owl from the punch. You then feed it in the punch again so you get only the little bird. I then added a second foot to the back of the little bird so he wouldn’t fall down.

I finished it all off with a tie of Concord Crush ribbon tied with a Pumpkin Pie button and some Baker’s Twine. The tag sentiment is from Delightful Dozen. Oh, and that Tangerine Tango scallop on the bottom? That is the “shirt” shape from the owl punch. Perfect scallop border!

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you’ll join us at Inkspirations for a great challenge week.

Check out with the rest of my design team homies have come up with:


Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!

Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush, Whisper White.

Ink: Concord Crush, Tangerine Tango.

Stamps: Delightful Dozen, Aviary.

Accessories: 2-step Owl Punch, Concord Crush Ribbon, Bold Buttons, Baker’s Twine.