Friday, November 18, 2016

Toucan Talk.

There is an Australian swap that I like to enter every month when possible and this is the second of the cards that I sent to my partner for the September swap which had the theme of Animals. A quick check  with Oz confirmed that yes birds would be classed as animals. I'm trying to go through all the digi stamps I have on file and use them all at least once. This is one I bought from  'Patties Creations'
called Two_Can_ Love back in Mar 2013. Where does the time go!!

Base card is made from navy blue card stock and a panel of red card sandwiched into the spine. I downloaded the image onto white card and used my distressed markers to colour along with a brush dipped in water to move the colour around a bit. I added small googly eyes to the birds. There is a sheet of acetate in front of the white card. Rather than adhere with brads I still punched the four corner holes but  threaded twine through instead  and finished with a bow at the top. Sentiment is a gold sticker from my stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #168 Anything goes + add a sentiment.
Southern Girls #147 Anything goes.
A Bit More Time To Craft #32 Anything goes.
Crafty Catz #347 Anything goes +add the colour red. 
Creative with Stamps #8 Use a bird stamp (Digi's allowed).

Creative Ladybirds #21 Anything goes.
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.
Paper Creator's Crafts #53 Anything goes.




30 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Brilliant fun card Valery, love the image and your colours, Kate x

Elizabethd said...

Clever you.

Viv's Visuals said...

Great image Valery - lovely card!

Liz said...

Great image, the googly eyes are a perfect finishing touch. Clever idea for attaching the acetate. xx

Createology said...

Fun card and great colors. Happy Toucan Talking...

Helen F. said...

Love your beautifully colored birds, Valery! The twine frame is a lovely finishing touch. Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps bird stamp challenge this month. :-)

Greta said...

Oh I love this, Mrs. A! The twine treatment is so unique--looks great!

Aquarius said...

These quirky toucans certainly deserved an airing - love them

lilian said...

Great card Mrs A,

Lilian B

aussie aNNie said...

Love the gorgeous colours used, amazing and delightful viewing creation.xx {aNNie}

Janette said...

Really sweet card, love that colourful image......
Thanks for sharing with us CraftyCatz this week...x

scrAPpamondo said...

Fun birds with these googling eyes! Love the idea of the four holes in the corners with the twine around the edges, it's so clever! Well done!

Margreet said...

Such a lovely couple! Have a great weekend!
xxx Margreet

Brenda in IN said...

Great colors and design. The eyes are so cute and I love the way you did the twine. What a fun card.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what a very lovely card and you have coloured those birds so beautifully.
Great design and the twine around the edges is fab.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Elle Kay said...

These guys are so cute! Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments challenge blog!

Craftychris said...

This is gorgeous, I love those beautiful birds! xxx

Veerle said...

Such a wonderful card Valery Anne. Toucans are such colourful birds, your swap friend will be very pleased with it. Hugs Veerle x

Aunty Sue said...

Really lovely make and thanks for sharing with us at crafty catz this week.

Billie A said...

Awesome birds and coloring. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.
Billie A
Aud Sentiments
Creative with Stamps
Catch the bug
Inspiration Destination

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Love the birdies and great colouring. Great idea for the twine too.
Good luck in your challenges.
Ang x

LesleyG said...

Fabulously bright pair! Xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I so wonder what they are talking about, it's a wonderful card Mrs A.

Love and hugs
Maarit

MagsB said...

This is fab, Mrs A, such gorgeous colours and I love the googly eyes!

love Mags B x

Loll said...

Fantastic colouring of this sweet digital image Mrs. A! xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

After all this time you can do toucan, Mrs. A.! Sorry, I couldn't resist! You did them up proud and they look totally in love!! Hope all is well! Hugs, Darnell

Carole said...

Such a lovely card, Mrs A! Great colouring and a lovely touch with the acetate and twine. Thank you for sharing your card at Crafts Galore Encore November Challenge, “Anything Goes”. Hope you'll come back soon.
Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW love the twine border....such a fabulous frame for the toucans
Cheers
Dr Sonia

coldwaters2 said...

What a lovely colourful card Mrs A, love the goggle eyes also the twine a smashing make
hugs
lorraine x

Eunice Beckmann said...

Great and strong image - love the way you have used the twine :)
Thanks for sharing your card at "Creative with Stamps",
Eunice