But this Mouth........... by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone
A bit of a fun card for you today inking up for the first time this wonderful parrot stamp from KatzelKraft.

Here's What I Did:

This is quite a simple one from me this week and is a great technique for a quick background and in turn a quick card. I used the 'Life' stencil and randomly patted 4 colours of Distress Oxide onto the stencil (make sure the stencil is the right way round if there are words on it). Lightly mist the stencil with water and then lay it, ink side down onto your card. Lay kitchen paper over the stencil to pick up any water seepage and lift the stencil to reveal your print.

I then stamped my image and coloured it, I have coloured the image with coloured pencils but use a medium of your choice. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz and his snarky range of Chit Chat Stickers.

I then, to finish off, drew wrong the edge of the card to add a scribbly border. Mounted onto black card using That's Crafty! craft glue and then added to a 7" x 5" card blank. 

Here's What I Used:
Katzelkraft Stamp - Mini Parrot (back in stock soon)
Card - Assorted 
AALL & Create Stencil - #26 Life
Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides
Coloured Pencils - All Colouring Mediums
Ultra Fine Black Pen - Posca Paint Pen Extra Fine or any other fine liner pen
That's Crafty! Multi Purpose Glue
Kitchen Roll
Black Card
Card Blank
Have a fabulous week and I'll be back next Tuesday

Amanda X

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  1. Such an effective technique perfect for creating backgrounds fast. That parrot stamp is just the cutest and your chosen words... well don't we all know someone hee hee!! Fabulous.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  2. A fab card Amanda. The background is lovely and the cute parrot fits the snarky quote so well too. Love it!
    Fliss xx

  3. Brilliant Amanda, it all works together perfectly!

  4. A great way of creating your background, Amanda, looks fantastic- and that parrot needs a flight ,lol

    Hugs, Dorthe xx

  5. He's such fun - love your background too!
    Alison x

  6. Ha ha I love a parrot with attitude!! Another fab card CC
    Donna xx


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