Friday, 19 August 2011

Watch the Birdie! (Inspired by a Blogger!)

I spend hours trawling through other peoples blogs looking at their creations, particularly when I am completely devoid of inspiration. This card is a product of one of those happy hours some time back - I saw something similar and decided to give it a try. 
Unhappily, I didn't save the link to the blog so I cannot share  - so if it was you that inspired me then I thank you. (And your creation was stunningly beautiful and much better than mine!).

I very rarely use distress ink for stamping but thought it was worth a go - and the card I saw had been made using Tim Holtz Artful Flight stamps (which I don't have!)

So the second card from me today is one I made with a birdcage stamp borrowed from my personal craft hire shop otherwise known as Maureen !!!!!!!!!!!
I stamped in Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and then sponged the edges with Spun Sugar before cutting out with a nestie.
The birdie is also stamped with Victorian Velvet (he's an Elusive Images stamp) and I gave him a tiny pearl eye!
The background paper is from the V and A Hanoverian collection and I love the linen texture - they also distress beautifully! I stitched onto pink cardstock and also used some paper from the Madeleine collection by K and Co again distressed and stitched and then used a 'textile' embossing folder on some pink cardstock and swiped the distress ink over the embossing.
Two shades of pink organza ribbon made into a double bow, pearls, roses, hatpins and a PC generated sentiment printed out in an exact a colour match as possible cut out with a nestie finished the front of the card.
The base was done using the same papers and I made a decorated box with the papers and some of the ribbon for the card to sit in.
Challenges -
Glitterfairies - Pink
Shopping Our Stash - Weakest Link (and mine is definitley papers- buy them, can't bear to use them, look at them and stroke 'em!!)
Incy Wincy - 3 embellishments, 2 papers, 1 image
Dream Valley - Distressing
Pollycraft - Distressing
Pink Elephant - Stitching
Cupcake Craftroom - Soft and Sweet
Papertake Weekly - Pearls and Ribbon

19 comments:

  1. Hi Viv,

    That shade of pink is one of my fave... and the distressing looks out of this world. Such a LOVELY creation.

    xxx Monica

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  2. WOW.This is amazing.Love that stamp .Fab colours n layout.xx

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  3. Really lovely - please note - hire charges have gone up!!

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  4. wow this is beautiful viv.really classy and pretty :D

    xx coops xx

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  5. GORGEOUS! Love the colors and the ribbons! I hear ya on the paper...I buy it and then feel guilty for not using my older stuff first! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  6. What a gorgeous card, so pretty in pink :o)
    Jackie xx

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  7. A wonderful romantic card !
    Have a nice weekend, Sabine

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  8. Beautiful card! Love the distressed edges :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  9. I love the distressing you've done on this card - it's great! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

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  10. This is wonderful Viv, love the whole thing, luv Georginax

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  11. This is fabulous Viv.

    Love the colours and all the gorgeous details.

    Loe Jules xx

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  12. Gorgeous card!! Love all the shades of pink and the lovely bird cage image. Thanks for playing along with The Pink Elephant.

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  13. Perfect in pink, what a gorgeous card Viv. Of course you need to borrow from Maureen, you only have a few stamps of your own... :p)

    Anne
    x

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  14. Beautiful card!! I love everything about it!! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us over at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

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  15. Beautiful!! I just love bird cages. Your did a wonderful job on this card. Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craftroom.

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  16. This is one gorgeous card i love it! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craftroom this month! Hope to see you again soon! Hugz Sal x

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  17. Viv, YOUR card is stunningly beautiful. Wow! I have to say it again - WOW. That was backwards. ;)

    I was just admiring your lovely card on Anne's Cards 4U and decided to pop over for a visit. Your blog is so lovely. I am a new follower.

    I hope you will visit my blog, Tickell Expressions. I am planning an exciting contest and giveaway soon - this Monday in fact. I hope you will take part.

    Blessings
    Teresa

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  18. bloomin heck Vivvy this is amazing I bet you got your inspiration from me..........not lol. anyway send some over to me cos I dont arf need some. Take care my pal beautiful beautiful xxxx

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