Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Had a go!

I have been a busy bee the last couple of days. A couple of things done but can't reveal as in case you hadn't noticed ...... Christmas is coming!!! LOL (As if you couldn't notice - I cringe every time I see the Christmas trees in the shop windows..... for goodness sake- it ain't even DECMBER yet!)
Anyway I'll stop my rambling - here is a commissioned card for a lady at the Club who's daughter is about to celebrate the BIG FIVE O........... shhhhhhh!!!!

As I was getting left behind by the creative abilities of my blogging buddies (Anne and Maureen) who have both tried this technique thought I'd better give it a try (anything so as not to be out done! lol)

I was forced (with my arm up my back) to purchase some odd looking things which looked like red handled men's shaving brushes - I was a bit concerned as I began to think my 'friends' were not telling me something..... have I developed facial hair? I peered in the mirror - no facial hair. (well none to speak of anyway....). Had the leg waxing worn off already?? (A quick roll up of the trouser leg showed this not to be the case).
Imagine my relief when I was treated to a quick demo of the intended use of these brushes - you apply INK with them... (so no need to rush out for a ton of shaving foam then....)

So here's my attempt! This is a slightly larger card than I usually make, I used Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar Distress Inks and I have to say I am feeling a little smug 'cos I also did the insert the same and I actually LIKE this card!

The bird cage and tree branch stamps are from Elusive Images and I 3d'd the bird cage after colouring with a petrol blue promarker to give some depth to the focal point of the card. Sentiment PC printed and cut out with my Nestie die and some paper flowers (which look really dark on the pic but are actually the same colour as the birdie house) with some sparkly centres to finish.
Hope the recipent likes it!
Challenges -
Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Season or event
Pear Tree Designs - Colourful


Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such a beautiful card with the distressing inks and wonderful images! I love the 3D birdcage too! I laughed so much when I read your story about the brushes!
Thank you for playing with us at IDIC this week! Hope to see you again next week!

Sarah said...

Hi Viv, this is really pretty, I got some of those brushes at Aintree, they're sat in a drawer!

How you getting on house hunting?

Sarah x

MaggieC said...

What a pretty card, just the sort of design I really like, soft and gentle, but really classy. Well done. By the way, I agree Christmas is coming too soon and definitely too fast. There are not enough hours in the day.

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card Viv,lovely colours.

Jan said...

Lovely delicate card Viv. Beware of the brushes though.... they are totally addictive! said...

Really like this birthday card.
It's so well done. Have a noce day, Trudie.

clare said...

Thanks for joining us @ PTD this week. Such lovely delicate colours in your card. Good Luck. x

Josephine said...

Such a pretty card - I love the branches with flowers, and the soft colours work so well.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Maureen said...

It turned out really well Viv, you never mentioned you'd rented the stamp for the week!!

Jeanette said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful card and fun post. Thanks for sharing with I Did It Creations.

craftybunny said...

Very elegant card.Love the soft colours.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
Lisa x

Paddington fan said...

Very elegant and stylish card - love the birdcage! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week for our seasonal / event challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

Padster said...

Absolutely beautiful - thanks for flying in to share with us at IDIC & OSAAT this week
Debbie x

Gemma said...

wow this is stunning Viv!!! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at I Did it Creations! Gemma :)

Shar said...

Completely stunning! Love it!

PetraB said...

What a beautiful card, the design and colours are so subtle and delicate. Love it.