Tuesday, 7 June 2011


finished this card!

I borrowed this Birdcage stamp from Maureen before I went on holiday - and today I forced myself to sit down and finish the card. I had stamped the image direct onto several pieces of cardstock and then left them!

So as I have had a couple of hours free this afternoon I tried to make them up.

The background is brushed using Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar Distress Inks and the branches around the edge were done by masking off part of an Elusive Images Stamp. I decoupaged the birdcage and coloured it using Petrol Blue promarker then after layering it up applied some Glossy Accents. It's really shiny in 'real life' and I am happy with the result!

I used a scrap strip of silver beads for the hanger of the cage and coloured some white flowers with the same promarker, finishing them off with some tiny gems.
The sentiment is by TLC.

I had a little trawl in blogland today and found the following challenges-

Shopping Our Stash - Unfinished Objects
Paper Sundaes - Let's get Sentimental
Charizma Cards - Something That Flies
OLLCB - Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes


Anne said...

Ooh this is lovely. And I bet you feel all pleased with yourself for finishing it:)

Viv I seem to remember you and Maureen meeting up around Stafford. I'm there next weekend, any good shops to visit please?

Jan said...

This is very,very,VERY BEAUTIFUL!

Jan said...

Great card Viv xx Jan

Maureen said...

Lovely - no I won't say 'about time too' why would I!!!

Netty said...

Terrific card Viv. Annette x

Lisa - papergrace said...

Really lovely card! I love the beads and that sentiment is so pretty. I love your contrast in colors, as well. So eye-catching.

Thank you so much for playing along with the SOS crew this week. :)

Deena said...

this is really pretty and i love how you made the flowers match up with the bird cage...very nice! thanks for joining in at SOS this week!

coops said...

beautiful card viv.i love the soft delicate colours and gorgeous images and sentiment ;D

xx coops xx

Vee said...

Such a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Jules said...

Hi Viv

What a great finished look!!

I love your colours and that birdcage is amazing.

Love the beads you used.

Love Jules xx

fatmonica said...

What a beautiful card!Love that birdcage!

DesigNeAl said...

Very elegant!
Thanks for joining us at Ooh La la this week with your beautiful Birthday creation; we hope to see you again soon. x

Crystal said...

Great card, love the glossy accents you added! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Jenny said...

Really pretty card - simple but so stylish - just love it! Thank you for joining in with us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Wendi said...

Wow what a beautiful card
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week