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 



Beautiful card Viv
Dianne xx :)

brenda said...

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

B x

Carole said...

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

SARN said...

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

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Viv beautiful embellishments and great design


Wendy said...

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

Lee said...

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

Jacee said...

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

pinky said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Kath x

Suze Bain said...

So pretty Viv, love those lacy leaves. Xx

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card Viv and gorgeous details.
Yvonne xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

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

Viv said...

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

Sue said...

A very beautiful card Viv xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Valerie Nolan said...

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

Pat said...

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

Pia S said...

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.