Friday, June 13, 2014

Nests and Birds - layering stencils and texture paste

I have had so much fun at my craft table today. I am not sure if it was the texture paste, the palette colors, the stencil, the paint or the paper but I have been a happy crafter all morning. 

The paper used to cut the Postage Stamp die from Tim's Wallflower stash. Love this paper. I inked the edges with Distress Ink. Then mixed distress paint with the crackled texture paste and applied it over the TH bubbles stencil. The woodgrain stencil was used with gathered twigs distress ink. You can see a little of the woodgrain in the upper left corner next to the 1, 2, 3 from the school house stencil.

Speckles were stencils with TH evergreen bough ink on the base of the card then the edges of the card were also inked with evergreen bough. I rubbed evergreen bough on my craft sheet then spritzed it with waster and drug crinkles ribbon though the mixture. Love this color!

A few splatters from Tim's stencil were also added on the postage stamp frame. The bird nest and Fig. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 were stamped with Black Archival Ink. 

Happy crafting - Judy

Paper: TH Wallflower
Stencils by TH: woodgrain, bubbles, splatters, school house
TH Alterations - Tattered banners
Wendy Vecchi CracklesTexture Paste
Paint: broken china
Distress Inks: evergreen bough, broken china, gathered twiggs, vintage photo
Stamps: TH Stampers Anonymous Bird Feather CMS 180 and Nature Walk CMS 181

Compendium of Curiosities III - Texture Paste and Layering Stencils Challenge p49
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Challenge #10
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. You achieved the perfect color on this theme! Love the texture on the paper, and the eggs are great! Thanks so much for joining in on our texture challenge this time at CC3Challenge!!!

  2. Love your card. The colors are fantastic! Thank you for playing along in CC3C!

  3. Very nice, natural feel. You grab my heart with the birds & nest. :-)

  4. Judy...your piece for our CC3C theme is beautiful and a wonderful example of this technique. I love your nature theme with the eggs! Perfect for this time of year. I love your choice of stencils I(splatter) and the bubbles you colored and used with the embossing paste. Great job! Thanks for sharing with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  5. Love your card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  6. Great colors you have achieved here! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  7. Ooooh! Wonderful inky goodness in all those speckles and splatters! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #10!

  8. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  9. What a great mix of stencilling and stamping Judy. I can see why you were having fun. Love it! Jenny x

  10. It looks amazing! Can see that you had lots of fun making this one! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  11. Lovely all the details and the bird nest makes me smile. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  12. I love everything about this. All the little details are wonderful. The colors are so nice! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  13. This is a little beauty! Congrats on being chosen!

  14. Colors are fantastic on your card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  15. What a great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous and Stencil Girl Blog Hop!