Friday, 6 April 2018

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

This week's Friday Die Day features one of the Flower Garden Collection dies,
I think this is such a sweet die set with the additional wing,
flowers and leaves.
It is definitely Spring-like.

The approximate measurements are:

Leaves: 0.30 x 0.45 in. 0.70 x 1.30 cm
Small Flower: 0.50 x 0.45 in. 1.20 x 1.10 cm
Large Flower: 0.65 x 0.61 in. 1.60 x 1.60 cm
Strip: 0.70 x 0.11 in. 1.70 x 0.30 cm
Wing: 1.45 x 0.40 in. 3.60 x 1.00 cm
Bird: 3.50 x 1.95 in. 8.90 x 4.90 cm

I'm cheating a little bit as this is one of the projects I
created on telly!

I've used watercolour card to die cut each piece and set about painting.
These are Cosmic Shimmer iridescent pastel watercolour paints
and I'm also using a waterbrush.
I am definitely not a painter but finding that using watercolour paints
doesn't require absolute accuracy, I like the 'washy' effect.


I applied a couple of coats on the flowers.


Instead of a card I thought I would make a decorated notebook.
I found some scrap gingham patterned paper and thought this would work
well for the background, a little 'home sweet home-ish'.


I cut two pieces of patterned paper to fit back and front, 
keeping the black band.


I put in place the flowers and bird wing.
Added little pearls to finish.


The finished notebook.




It makes a lovely gift although truthfully, I'm keeping this project.
I really rather like it! 

Bird on Cherry Branch is available on the website here and
the whole Flower Garden Collection can be found here.

Take care friends, are you doing something nice this weekend?

18 comments:

Christine Collins said...

Hi Christine
Lovely project, it makes such a difference when you decorate and personalise notebooks, and that is such a sweet die. I think I may need to get the water colour paints after seeing your demo. It may make my colouring look a little better than using pens. Received my lovely Charity Kit yesterday, thank you, such a sweet bag and love the flower, another one for the collection I think!!
Have a good day
Chris xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Christine
Love the notebook today.A perfect little gift.My Charity Kit has arrived I am looking forward to putting it together today.
Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Jan x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning all.
Thank you a lovely project so pretty.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous die set and notebook. Loved watching you on TV demoing this and the paints xx hazel

CraftyCoffey said...

Such a pretty notebook-lovely project.

My Pizza Die arrived yesterday-many thanks.

Michele

nattyboots said...

Lovely die and notebook , Christine .
Got my Charity kit yesterday , many thanks
Elaine H X

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Christine
Loved watching you on tv and like the other ladies I liked the watercolours!
Love the little notebook and of course the sweet bird!
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Pretty die set. Good idea for the notebook.
Lydia
X

Littlelamb said...

Love the notebook and die set. I do like decorating notebooks. Have a great weekend. I hope to go to Ally Pally tomorrow.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Christine this was a lovely project you did on the television show looks great. Have a good weekend. Best wishes Jackie x

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful project Christine really makes the book look great. Laura O Springfield

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Christine
Love the Die set especially the bird. The note book is is such a good idea.
Hug's Lynda x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Christine, love this notebook project. These dies are going to be so useful in so many ways. Brenda X

karenlotty said...

This is a lovely project and a very cute die set
I have some CS paints and haven’t used them in ages I must look them out and paint!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
What a lovely gift this would make. I love the bird on a branch set. Thanks for sharing.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, This is really lovely, I'm loving the watercolour look and combined with the plaid paper, looks very 'homespun', really lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Christine. This little bird has turned a very ordinary notebook into a special gift. So pretty. Xx

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is beautiful! What a wonderful gift! xxx

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