29 November, 2020

Hungry Gull


Another try at mixed media.  This is a stamp I just got;  I love the sketchiness of the drawing and its a bit quirky too. For those in other countries,  chips = french fries, fries. 

Is this really what gulls are thinking?  Do they really have a choice about what they eat?  Do they prefer pie or chips?  Or is it wishful thinking?

I made the background using a round sponge blender with white chalk ink, splattering silver mister and black acrylic paint.  I dipped the bottom in versamark and gold EP.  The sentiment and bollard is torn from an encyclodedia (which I was given), painted lightly with white gesso, inked & stamped over.  The gull is coloured with copics and cut out.

Image & sentiment: Woodware

Inks, gesso, acrylic paint, silver mister, EP, printed page

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Janette said...

They are cheeky enough to take your fish and chips right out of your hand, but yours looks cute Carol, great card. Xx

Dawn T said...

Fantastic project Carol. One cute seagull

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a stunning card. That seagull is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #81 which has the theme Anything Goes. The sponsor is Geko Galz. Hugs Jackie DT xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Brilliant card, love the pigeon. I wonder what he picked. I would have gone with chips :)

Linda xxx

Marjeta said...

Great creation. Seagull rock. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments.

crafty-stamper said...

This is brilliant I love the sketchy gull and fabulous background.I feed the birds around here and believe me gulls will eat whatever there is lol
Carol x

*Vicki* said...

This is a really fun MM design Carol! That gull gives me a chuckle! Chips for him I'm sure! LOL!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Carol - pie and chips or fish and chips? Love this, and your mixed media background is stunning. Great use of the encyclopedia paper - I have an old Webster's dictionary given to me v=for the same purpose.
Stay safe

Maikreations said...

What a decision to make... Pie... no chips... Ah I don't know. What I do know though is that I love the cool look of your card! The background looks great and I love the text-paper you have used on there as well! Thank you for playing along with our "DIY Backgrounds" challenge at Papercraft Challenges. Have a fabulous day and happy crafting. Stay safe, Maike

Lorraine A said...

Oh my goodness Carol! How fabulous is this!! the gull is adorable and I love the pie or chips, stamped on 'newspaper' too! brilliant! The background is gorgeous too!! You totally nailed the mixed media design!!

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Lisa said...

oh I love your mixed media background Carol, what a gorgeous card! thank you for playing along on the Papercraft Challenges blog. Lisa xx