Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Silent Woods?

I was delighted to be asked to do another Guest DT spot over at Crafting by Designs for this 'Anything Goes' challenge after being featured in their January spotlight. I hope that you will come along and join in.
Regular visitors will know that I make all kinds of stuff ranging from the 'Clean and Simple' to the 'Pile On As Much As Possible'.
This card is the latter (although I COULD have added more but restricted myself!).
I used Cream base card instead of my usual white and have had this stamp for a while but this is the first time it has seen ink. As Spring is technically almost upon us it seemed apt to use it!

I coloured it with Distress Inks then just cut round the edge.
The background paper is from Raspberry Road, stitched and distressed with Antique Linen DI.
I added some lace from my stash and a paper doily before putting the main image on.
The flower started it's life as cream coloured but it was too pale so I coloured it with Scattered Straw and Wild Honey DI.
The leaves were cut from some lace and coloured with Shabby Shutters.

The wooden birdcage is from Maya Road and again was dyed with DI - Walnut Stain. I plaited some twine for a hangar and finished off with some pearls and then decorated the inside to match.
The sentiment is also from the Raspberry Road 'Simply Amazing' collection.

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Thanks for popping by today. Have a great day whatever you're doing. x 


  1. Beautiful card Viv
    Dianne xx :)

  2. Spring has arrived Viv, how very pretty and right up my street.

    B x

  3. This is beautiful well coordinated and so much lovely detail. I can almost hear the bird heralding Spring. Like you I do varied amounts on my cards and the CAS ones take forever! It just shows how varied your talents are! xx

  4. Aww this is wonderful Viv . . . such a lot to look out and admire.

    Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

  5. Gorgeous card Viv beautiful embellishments and great design


  6. This is gorgeous Viv, beautiful image and love the pretty flower and lacy leaves.
    Wendy xx

  7. Oh WOW,whar a Beautiful card,great imagination,love the design and words.Hugs xx

  8. I love this one Viv, so adorably pretty!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  9. Stunning work Viv, your blog is just brimming over with beautiful creations!

  10. This is totally gorgeous, love the yellow and everything really.

    Kath x

  11. So pretty Viv, love those lacy leaves. Xx

  12. A beautiful card Viv and gorgeous details.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Beautiful card Viv, I like the image the bird cage and the flower
    Kevin xx

  14. That's what I love about your cards Viv, we never see the 'same old' with different colours. This is gorgeous :o)
    Jackie xx

  15. A gorgeous card Viv, very pretty and perfect for Spring - bring it on!! Susan x

  16. Such a pretty card Viv, I love the little birdie too ;) Viv xx

  17. A very beautiful card Viv xx

  18. Congratulations on the guest design spot, Viv! You have created another gorgeous work of art!! Hugs, Darnell

  19. Gorgeous card Viv, love the embellies and that wonderful spring feel! Hoping to feel it this weekend as we are forecast some warm temps!
    Val x

  20. Congratulations on your GD spot Viv and this card is gorgeous with so much texture and the bird on the branch stamp is so pretty. I love the added birdcage and the plaited twine hangar, and the way you have coloured the flower to match, and what a great idea to cut the leaves from lace and then colour them too. x

  21. What a gorgeous card you made for your GDT spot! It's a fantastic vintage design, I especially love those lace leaves and how you coordinated the colors of the flower embellishment with those on the image.


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