Monday, June 29, 2020

I Am So Wicked

Stamps, black and mustard dye ink pad, alcohol inks, stickles

Color Throwdown- light pink, light blue, mustard looking yellow, woodsy green ctd597
Tic,Tac, Toe-Used bottom row-Summer, Bird, Sparkle tttc070
Stamping Sensations-Make It Colourful

I enjoyed playing with the alcohol inks putting the alcohol solution first onto the white cardstock and then dripping the pink, blue, yellow and green down onto the paper and seeing it start to swirl. I had no straw so I rolled up a sticky note to create a straw to blow through and blew the colours around. I added more and blew it around until I got the desired effect. I took my cage and bird stamp(at least 3 yrs old) and stamped it in black dye ink. I took my mustard dye ink and stamped the flower(about 2 years old) for a background. The corner stamps are 3 yrs old and I stamped them in black before finally taking my fern stamp, that is at least 20 years old, and stamped that in both colours onto the card. I finished it with the Hello saying(about 2 yrs old) and added stickles onto the dragonfly stamp(oops 3 yrs old) before adhering it to the yellow and bluish cardstock. 

Monkey stamp, tombow markers, alcohol inks, border stickers and saying.

Crafty Creations-Anything Goes
Simon Says-Anything Goes

I am a bad, bad girl and I hope I hope I don't get into trouble....I know, slap my hands but I recall going to Wild African Safari and watching all the monkeys, especially the baboons, just having a go whenever they wanted...frisky little guys and gals. This is for my friend V.J. who is such a frisky guy himself that I thought he would get a kick out of it. Oh wait, my friend is not this frisky but he will love this joke especially since he lived in South Africa for 3 years when he was a teen and had many a run in with monkeys..although not the way I show these 2. What can I say...I stamped the monkeys in black and coloured the intricate marking in tombow markers. The background is done with alcohol inks where I decided to take my felt stamper and stamped the colours everywhere to achieve put these colours down and used the alcohol solution to create a marble effect. I just adhered it to brown cardstock, added the gold sticker borders and saying, glued on the first monkey and used pop up dots for the second. When I was a kid, I used to say, "The devil made me do it." I now say this again:)


  1. Fun cards! Love the inked background on your CTD card! So happy you joined us!

  2. Hi, Birgit!

    Fear not, dear friend. I happen to like bad, bad girls who play around with alcohol. :)

    These are actually the two prettiest cards I've every seen displayed here at BB Creations. I would love to receive the first one with the bird in the cage and the glorious mix of pink, blue, yellow and green colors. It's gorgeous. The second card is eye-popping, not only because the apes are monkeying around with each other, but because of the brilliantly colored birds, cats and other animals depicted on their bodies. Wonderful job!

    I hope you are doing well, dear friend BB, and that you enjoy the rest of your week!

  3. hahahahah, I love your wickedness, Birgit. :-)

  4. I have no idea how you made the first card despite your explanation. It is lovely though!

  5. It's good to have friends who have the right sense of humor for that second card. Hold onto them.

  6. Love the humor with the monkeys! You go girl!


  7. You had me at the bird...what a sweet image and fabulous background! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Tic Tac Toe this week, and I hope you come back again soon!

  8. Especially love the first one.
    Stay safe. Be healthy:)

  9. Beautiful birdcage card Birgit, what gorgeous colours and stamping.
    Frisky monkeys indeed, I'm sure your friend will love it, Kate x

  10. Nice. I really like those monkeys. They are really a cool image and colored so nicely!

  11. great cards Birgit and they gave you so much fun in the making and writing about them and your friends...hope you are keeping well...take care xxx

  12. haha go to it, frisky monkeys.