Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Shopping Our Stash #217 - Put a Bird On It

Happy first day of the month! Can you believe it's September?? One more week til all the wee Southern Ontario kiddies go back to school! It really IS the most wonderful time of the year!!! 

This week the Shopping Our Stash crew would like you to "Put a Bird On It"

We don't care what kind of bird or how big that bird is...we just wanna see a bird somewhere on your project.

Visit the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there please show some lovin' to the other members of the team.

I am the most bird adverse person you will ever meet in your life...I don't like birds and birds don't like me, so I am kinda proud of myself for having not one but SEVEN birds on my card

Ya ya ya ok they are really small birds...whatever.

Here's what I came up with for the challenge: 

Originally I planned to do black birds on a white background, but thought...oh that's too easy...forgetting momentarily how much I dislike smudgy white embossing powder...nonetheless I carried on and am somewhat satisfied with the white birds on the black background (somewhat).

Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Basic Black cardstock (SU)
  • Versamark
  • White embossing powder (Recollections)
  • Life's Possibilities stamp set (Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous)
  • Chit Chat stickers (Tim Holtz)
We'd love for you to join the Shopping Our Stash crew and play along with us!


  1. Love your 7 birds on a wire, fabulous take on the challenge. Isn't it funny how we get an idea and run with it only to find out the reason we haven't done it for a long time but it's too late.

  2. LOVE the white-on-black!!! (I didn't know you don't like birds. Thanks for being a trooper and playing along anyway! :))

  3. I love black and white creations and this one is just stellar! It's okay that you don't like birds, I love birds and hate cats!

  4. Wow Donna! Very bold and beautiful! And yay you for 1) using not one but 7 birds, and 2) using white embossing powder! Woo hoo!

  5. YOWZA this is fab! i *love* the white birds on the black... totally genius... and those fab little wordfettis keep this from being too CAS... love it!

  6. I don't think your embossing powder looks smudgy. I think this design is so graphic and cool! Although, speaking of birds... smudgy white something could DEFINITELY be related back to birds. :)


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