Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Arwen McCullen is our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog. Her challenge is "Human with an Animal Head". Here's what she had to say about this challenge.
"I love to combine designs together. This time I want to see something funny. Combine a human body with an animal head. I am looking forward to your creations.."
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!

Here's my journal page that combines Priscilla (Amy Wilson-Wellenstein) and the big bird from Birdy Bonnets (Kira Nichols).

Both Priscilla  and the big bird from Birdy Bonnets were stamped onto Neenah cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, edged with black marker, and assembled. Clear Stardust Glitter marker (Sakura) was added to the crown and Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) was added to the beak and the buttons. Liquid Glass (DecoArt) was added to the eye to make it even more dimensional than the beak. This was put aside for several eyes so that the Liquid Glass would dry completely.

Meanwhile, a piece of 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore) was painted with Dark Grey Medium Value 3 Media Fluid Acrylic (MFA) paints (DecoArt). When the paint was dry, Medium Grey Value 6 MFA paint, mixed with Translucent White MFA paint, was sponged over the Stone Wall stencil (Green Pepper Press). English Red Oxide MFA paint, then Translucent White MFA paints were stippled over the stencil to make the stone look variegated. This panel was die-cut with one of the dies from the 5x7 Card Creator Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders), then edged with Jet Black StazOn ink (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko). 

Brown cardstock was trimmed, edged with Black Soot Distress ink (Ranger), and adhered to the base of the "stone" piece with dimensional foam adhesive.

Yellow, purple, and gold metallic cardstock were die-cut with the dies from Banner Basics set (Spellbinders), then the banner was assembled. It was adhered to the stone panel with dimensional foam adhesive. Purple and Blue Spica Glitter pens were used to add glittery highlights to the tassels and blue rhinestones were added to the points in the banner as well.

Now that I had a suitable setting for my bird-headed jester, comprised of Priscilla and the bird from Birdy Bonnets, he was adhered to the card front using slightly thinner dimensional foam adhesive. I tried to add rub-on and die-cut letters to half-pearls, but I couldn't get 'em to stick. Then I had a "Eureeka!" moment and remembered that I had three sets of alphabet beads from forever ago. Oddly one set of the beads was missing the letter "t" and another set had only had two "e"s. So I combined the sets and adhered them in a loose arc above the bird-headed jester to look as though he were juggling.

I matted the "stone" front onto blue and black cardstock to add a bit of heft to it.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this project into the following challenges.
Crafty Cardmaker and More Challenges: Make Your Own Background 
613 Avenue Create Challenges: Anything Goes/Celebrate
Love to Create Challenges: Anything Goes  
Country View Crafts Challenges: Simply Scenic


  1. That's wonderful! It reminds me of the performer on a medieval market.
    I love it hun!

    xoxo Arwen

  2. This is fabulous, what a fun challenge

  3. Absolutely adorable! Love the "stage" you set for that silly image! Just makes me smile! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. He does indeed look very medieval ! He's great !
    Corrie x

  5. I know I've said this before Kathi but your art always makes me smile, love this! xx

  6. Really fab Kathi, just like the court jester, a brilliant piece xx

  7. What a fun card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty cardmakers & more...


  8. Stunning project and adore the vibrancy. Many thanks for joining in with our "anything goes" challenge over at Love to Create. Lou (DT)