Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ann's Glimmer Bird


It's Saturday!!  Ann Clack here, hoping that your weekend is wonderful!  Here is a sweet little card for you today.  I wish that you could see this card with real eyes instead of a camera eye.  The naked eye sees a lot more brown on the background than the camera.  The background is a technique called Dabbed Shimmers from the February 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter.  I just got the sweet little sparrow frame stamp from the Portland Rubber Stamp Convention.  The bird is from RubberStampAve. 

I thought I would try something different by putting some of Ranger's Crackle glue over the image.  I attached the paper (just a little) to the desk so it wouldn't 'walk' away while drying.  When I came back.......HORRORS!........both pieces were all curled up.  I was able to dampen the back and flatten them a little.  Maybe next time I need to use a little less of that stuff!!  I should have used the TJ technique for crackle instead!!  The bird and it's surrounding background were colored with copic markers before covering with the Crackle glue. 

The Dabbed Shimmers background has sooooo much glitz and glam!  I really love it.  I also used some paper that had a shimmer to it from the Paper Temptress.  It was just perfect for this card, don't you think?  You can really see the shimmer of the background and the paper on the closeup picture. I had the metal letter brads in my stash for a long time but they were pewter and I really needed a different color.  So, I colored them with my copic markers and am pleased with the result.  I hope you are inspired to try this technique......it is really quick! 

11 comments:

Shelly Hickox said...

Beautiful in spite of your troubles! I love your AG background. What colors did you use?

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wow! This is breathtaking!!!

Orion Designs said...

You achieved some gorgeous effects with this card Ann! Thanks for sharing.

jackielwatson said...

Beautiful, awesome love the colors and the bird. I love birds. Thanks for sharing Ann

Heidi Hihn said...

Love the texture of this technique ...it is wonderful! The close up picture of the surface almost looks like feathers on the bird! I am new to TJ so I have a running list of techniques to try.... This technique will move closer to the top of the list (I will also try it with the crackle glue)!!

Anna said...

Beautiful card - everything works so well together.

Anna said...

Beautiful card - everything works so well together.

stamps&cars said...

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Beth Norman said...

Beautiful texture. Fantastic card.

Cathy Y said...

What a gorgeous card, Ann! Good that you did the angled shot, too. I didn't realize your little birdie was stacked.

Kimm BT said...

Really AWESOME Ann!