Saturday, February 5, 2022

Gladys and Her Chicks - Sizzix Ch 1 2022

What a wonderful Chapter 1 Sizzix release from Tim Holtz Sizzix today! I was compelled to use two of the newest releases in a make inspired by the Disney Pixar movie UP!
I though Gladys and the Papercut Chicks would make a perfect Kevin and her hatchlings. This was a really fun project to make and I love that I can use Gladys as a flamingo for my Disney Animal Kingdom Scrapbook pages or Travel Journals AND I can also use her as Kevin since a photo spot just opened up with her in Animal Kingdom as well. I love when I die has two uses!
I made a youtube tutorial of this project that explains most of the details, and there are still shots below for added help if you need it.
Begin with a Vignette Shrine and color some Woodgrain Cardstock with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide.
Cut the woodgrain into half inch strips and then starting at the bottom, adhere the strips overlapping each other. until the back and sides of the Vignette Shrine are covered.
Here you can see how the strips overlap the one below all the way up, then just trim off the sides.
I explain how to make the windows in the video, but use the Stacked Rectangle dies and Sticky Grid for simplicity.
I used the Stacked Rectangle dies for the door as well.
I colored all the pieces in this make with Distress Oxides and you can see the colors I used here.
I needed the little bit of the balloon highlight to shine so I used Perfect Pearls.
Just use a little of the Perfect Pearls powder in some water and brush it on the highlight pieces.
Cut two of the oval balloon pieces and one round balloon colored on each side.
On the back of the balloon, adhere some white wrapped floral wire using Collage Medium.

This will look like string but will keep the balloons upright.
Make a chimney using the tall building from the Paper Village 2 set. Then emboss it with the Mini 3d Brickwork folder. Cut the bottom of the building on a slant that will match the slant of the roof.
Trim the floral wires and I rolled them up and added a bunch of Collage Medium then let them dry overnight in the chimney.
Use a piece of grey/blue paper for the sky on the top inside of the shrine. then cut a bunch of Mountain Tops from various brown pieces of paper.
Adhere two solid Mountain Tops to the back of the shrine. Then adhere pieces of mountains to the front edge.

Once they are adhere, add some Grit Paste then color it with Distress Paints and Distress Crayons until you get the color you are happy with.
Cut some of the Funky Nature from various backgrounds you have on hand and adhere them on the inside and front edge of the vignette.
The Funky Nature bits just add color, interest and mimic Kevin's home.
How cute is that flower?
I colored Kevin and her chicks by just following pictures on the internet. It took me several times so don't get discouraged.
I left the eyelash pieces off so her eyes looked big like Kevins.
I colored all the pieces separately, then checked them before I adhered them together to make sure they would look right.
The Papercut Chicks are put together according to the package, I just changed them eyes. I used an old hole punch and punch three holes from white Heavystock. then the pupils are black cardstock ciut from the top layer of the grass die that comes with the chicks and it has some tiny circles in it that are perfect for pupils.


I hope you found this to be a fun and inspiring make that got you thinking of different ways you can use your dies.

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Cardcrafter said...

Just loved this project! Thank you so much for sharing. You are very creative and generous in sharing your ideas. Thank you!

Sugarhill Crafter said...

I love Kevin and her chicks! What a great way to use Gladys and the chicks from this release!
You’ve done it again, making another wonderful nod to Disney!
UP is one of my favorite movies, so now I need to watch it again.

Happy Crafting!

scrappergirl56/Sherry said...

You got your color on with this one....I had to google Kevin and the movie Up to see what this was all about. Your Kevin is spot this project!!!

Lenet said...

oh wow this is so cool, great job and thank you for the walktru of the proces making this project.

Anonymous said...

This is awesome Tammy! I love the way you did the outside of the vignette shrine, and it's always great to see another use for the Mountain Tops die!! TFS

Anonymous said...

Love glady in this Colors, your whole project is very lovely­čą░

Anonymous said...

Wow - this is beautiful! Great use of all the dies and great colors! Thanks for so much inspiration!

VickiD said...

Tami! This is so awesome. could you share what color is between wilted violet and candied apple? The pink one, I'm guessing kitsch flamingo!!!