' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Born to fly

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Born to fly

April's fool day!  I hope this day will find you well and bearing up with the confinement etc..

The first of April is also the start of the Theme & Photo Prompt challenge at STAMPlorations where the Theme and Photo are:

You can choose to follow either the theme or the prompt, and of course both, for the chance to win a prize! If you'd like to be considered for the prizes, please make sure you're linking back to the challenge post and displaying the challenge graphic.
I chose to go with the theme and took inspiration from the circular shape of the citrus fruit slices and their colours.

I used Versafine inks and my Gelli plate to create the background, stamping the scribbled circles from the Art Marks set directly on the inked Gelli plate before lifting the print. For an in depth tutorial of this technique hop to this post I did last month on the STAMPlorations blog or watch this short slide show.

My focal point is one of the bird from the For the Birds set stamped in Versafine and die-cut with the matching die (For the Birds CUTplorations). I gave a branch to my bird to rest on by stencilling just the branch portion of the Some Birds - ARTplorations.

The sentiment embossed in white is from Trendy Birds 2, and I added sequins (White Frost - ShakerBlends) for no other reasons that they add a little something without distracting from the main image.
Lastly I added a piece of sticker from Newsprint Backgrounds #1.

Whenever you shop for STAMPlorations products you can get 20% off with my code: STAMPGIRLCRAFTY
For more inspiration hop on over to the Stamplorations blog, you have a whole month to create something for the challenge and be in with a chance to win a prize…

Thanks for coming by,



  1. Great background for the birdie Christine, he really pops from the tag.

    B x

  2. Wowzer - stunning colours on this tag, Christine - I love it! I love the white text on the bluebird and my how he pops against the fiery background. Looking forward to the video.
    Alison x

  3. Hi Christine, great choice of colours and loving the tag. Clever photo prompt too. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

  4. Lovely tag the colours really work beautifully together xx

  5. This is so grungy and vibrant and totally amazeballs.

  6. J'ai toujours eu un faible pour les tampons représentant des oiseaux. et celui ci encré en bleu sort de ce tag de magnifique façon.

  7. Lovely variety of images. Love the bubbly background stamp.Colors are perfect!