Like most people who have seen them and/or used them, I have been dying to try out the Crazy Things Stamps and also my Crazy Things dies that go beautifully with Tim's original Bird Crazy Stamps that I got some time ago.
I decided to use them to create a trio of male birds ATCs as my Design Team piece for Inspiration Emporium. The ATCs could easily transferred later onto card fronts.
I was playing around with a new stencil to make some backgrounds, I like to experiment on small surfaces first but liked them, so they were used here.
Mr Cool reminds me of a Jazz player, with his pork pie hat and rather serious look. The hat is from Tim's Crazy Things stamp set. The wall was created using a Dinky stencil and Distress Inks. The colouring was done with Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and the fabulous new Ground Espresso. The word is cut from Tim's Alphanumeric Thinlits die set.
I see this character as the Jazz singer in the club where Mr Cool plays... He reminds me of a rather colourful character who used to sing at Ronnie Scott's club in London, called George Melly (yes I did used to go and watch him in the days when many a famous British, American and European Jazz singer(s)/player(s) frequented the club - and many still do - sadly not me though!).
Again he and the background have been coloured with Distress Inks, in Blueprint Sketch, Crackled Pistachio and Hickory Smoke. The background also uses the Mixed Media Thinlits.
My third and favourite character is quite a dapper chap, with his formal hat and tie and his monocle, I think he must be a theatre-goer. The monocle was made from the glasses/spectacles from the Crazy Things set of stamps as is the hat and tie. He has been coloured largely with Ground Espresso, Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.
So many things have already been done with the Bird Crazy stamp set and Accessories but the new Crazy Things set of stamps open up a whole new world of possibilities. I hope to be back soon with some girls, made from the remaining three stamps in the Bird Crazy set.
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Take care and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Anne xx
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