Thursday 2 June 2022

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Hello crafters!  It's time to have these cute little woodpeckers make an appearance!  I started by creating a crackle background.  I painted the Crackle Glaze on to a piece of black card and allowed it to dry overnight. Next I painted over the top with soft white matte chalk paint and a dollup of chocolate gold lustre paint for colour.  The crackle happens immediately.  I allowed it to dry for an hour  r so then cut it into strips to look like wood planks.  I attached the strips to a piece of black card to complete the background.  I cut two woodpeckers out of white card and used distress markers to colour them.  I also cut the wood trunk from the set and added grren leaves to it.  I used the tree branch from the Moonlit owl die set and added two of them to the background.  I used a Forest Moss distress marker to colour the leaves. I added one of the woodpecker coming out of the knot hole in the trunk and the other one flying.  I cut the Home Tweet Home sentiment in black and glued it on a vellum flag.  The card was completed with milk card mats and layers.  The finished dimensions ar 6 1/2"  x  8 1/2"  in size.    All for now, Sue x

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36 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
A brilliant card thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue, how your crackle stands out, its so realistic, those happy little woodpeckers showing craftyJo just what they are made of lol.
This is a fantastic piece of inspiration, worthy of a wall mounted frame. What a fabulous week of samples, it starts my day here in the UK with a smile thank you.
Hope everyone is feeling well and that the world and his wife managed a celebratory 84th birthday tipple with you yesterday June xx (I wonder if that's why you were named June, born on the first day of June)

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
I feel like a broken record as everyday I seem to be saying the same thing, "Oh, I love this card".
A woodpecker visits our garden most days. They are such lovely birds.
Crafty Hugs,
Pauline x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh how I love the woodpeckers, the colouring on them is amazing, that is something I am not good at. Fantastic sample today.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love anything about this card from the background to the colourful woodpeckers. Enjoy your day. Take care everyone x

Beryl said...

Love woodpeckers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card. The background is very lifelike. What a brilliant job you have made of the wood effect. The woodpeckers are gorgeous and the colours lovely. Fantastic.

Barbara V

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Wow what a stunning card today

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day


dj from kettering said...

Those planks of wood are so realistic, a lovely

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic woodpecker card today one of my favourite birds to watch.
Owlish Xx

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue and all. Now this was my favourite card from the launch - absolutely stunning. And a design I will be “borrowing” for my dad as a Father’s Day card - he loves woodpeckers as much as I do! Thank you Sue for yet another amazing design! Colleen xx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a really lovely card, great for any bird lover. Take care and stay safe everyone. Hope you can enjoy the long weekend and celebrations. Bx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card; only ever seen 1 woodpecker where I live. WakeyL

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the Woodpeckers. I never realised that there were some living in the tree next to my garden until I found one on the path in my garden that a cat must have caught. It was awful to have to pick it up and bury it, such beautiful birds, love Jean xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. How nice to see all the wildlife coming to life on your cards. We do get a variety in our gardens as we back onto Beckenham Place Park and it is quite exciting to see them in real life. Love the crackle background which I am quite good at now after a very nice lady told me how to do it!


Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a gorgeous card perfect for this special day. Your woodpeckers are so sweet and the colouring is great as usual.

Lisbeth - lucky you backing onto Beckenham Place Park, my mum used to live round the corner and we often walked there and bird-watched.


Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhh how appropriate you made your background look like wood for the cheeky little woodpecker . Lovely card Sue. Short post today .... Not feeling too good at the moment.🤒
Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds
Stay safe and well 🙏.

Deb E isle of Wight said...

A great crackle background that sets this off perfectly - love it.

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good afternoon Sue,
A beautiful card with your lovely woodpeckers, I love how your wooden planks look. Yvonne xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A brilliant card. Just perfect.

Ann - I hope you feel better soon. x

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue these birds are so pretty the woodpecker makes a lovely card thanks to your beautiful dies Yes steph my dad wanted me called june as I was born on his birthday we had lovey days in the past I had a lovely day thank you dear Steph stay safe my friends June horrocks xxxxxxx

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Eunice Astle said...

Absolutely amazing card Sue!!!!!

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x the crackle background looks fantastic with the woodpeckers x I'm so grateful you showed me this technique at ally pally as sometimes I don't have much confidence in myself but went straight home and successfully achieved the look so thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

ursula said...

Beautiful card Sue, apt for the time of year, all the birds nesting at the moment, we have blue tits nesting in our garden, which they do every year.....luv Ursula xx

sued99 said...

A great card and the background looks fantastic. X

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fantastic card I love your crackle paste background it's very realistic The woodpeckers are lovely they ard such pretty birds

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I love this card and dies… was one of my true favourites from your recent die launch!!

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous background to show off the woodpeckers

Love and hugs to everyone

Pawprintx4 said...

Love this set. We have woodpeckers around our yard at times and my dog is always intrigued by them. I had to add this set to my SW collection and this card is a favorite.
Have a great day,
Stephanie K

lindyloo12Somerset said...

I love this card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

CCM said...

Beautiful! The background looks amazing and the woodpeckers are so sweet. This scene looks so real.

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

Decor said...

Such a charming card. My husband would love it