Thursday, 29 October 2020

AALL & Create: Free Bird

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I'm back with another October release from AALL & Create. This time it is a set of stamps designed by Janet Klein called #430 Free Bird.

I love quirky and they don't come much quirkier than this Free Bird! Here they are on a whimsical plaque made from popsicle sticks:

Step by step:
The sticks were glued together and held in place by two sticks. They were given a thin coat of gesso and some texture paste was applied through Janet's #97 Starry Night stencil.
The plaque was painted with a variety of acrylic paints. The raised texture paste daisies were coloured with a white Posca paint pen.
The bird was stamped twice along with the flower which I use as a sun and both sentiments. I used Copic markers to colour the birds and the sun.
I added the birds to the plaque, using recycled cardboard packaging to raise them from the background. Some natural sisal was popped behind them for added texture and I decided to add some dried flowers on the ground in between the birds.

The sentiments were cut up and adhered to the plaque. Hemp chord was wrapped and glued  around two of the end sticks to give hanging loop.

Stamp #430 Free Bird
Stencil #97 Starry Night

To see the stamps, stencils and dies used, please visit 

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 

That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2043 AG 02/11 TOP 3
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) Movie Inspired (The Birds) 02/11
Simon Says Stamp (WED) #78 AG 04/11
TTCRD AG 04/11
Digi Choosday #43 AG 05/11
Pennys Challenges #483 AG 11/11


  1. Hi Carole this is so sweet. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Love this project! Cute images and vibrant colors. Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge.

  3. I LOVE this project, Carole! :o)

  4. I like those crazy birds and the backgrounds you have created.

  5. What a fun little plaque!! Love the colors you used; so bright and happy!

  6. Love your plaque, and made with craft sticks, which I think just about everyone has. The whimsy little birds ae perfect. Thanks for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built.

  7. I love your popsicle stick plaque Carole and those colourful fun birds are so cute..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. What a great project! So cute, love the brights! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday good luck and hope to see you again!

    Jennifer, DT
    You can also find me on Instagram!

  9. A great project - thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog.

    Helen x


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