Friday, 21 January 2011

Birds - A Card for 4 Challenges

Good afternoon one and all.

Here is a card for 4 challenges: Totally Papercrafts #50 - Add a Heart, Crafty Catz Challenge #66 - Forgotten Stamp, Crafty Creations Challenge # 102 - It's a Bird Thing, and finally Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight on Pencils.

The card is based on dark green hammered card, A5 in size. The backing layer was cream card that was sprayed with 3 colours of green glimmer mist and the polka dots were applied using metallic green paint through sequin waste.

The forgotten stamp is the large image, from Elusive images which I used a lot a couple of years ago but haven't used for ages. This is part of the bird element for 'it's a bird thing'. I stamped this onto white card and coloured it with Inktense pencils from Derwent. I used a blender pencil and burnisher to help blend the colours and to smooth the image out.

The two small hearts are from a free stamp from Craft Stamper designed by Elusive Images again. These were coloured in the same way as the main image.

To assemble, the background player was cut to size and the ribbons added before bonding it to the base card. The main image was added followed by the two hearts and finally the 3 groups of 3 sticky backed gems were attached for a bit of bling.

I think that about does it so I hope you like it.


  1. Wow Shirl, thats one gorgeous card, I do love the way you do your BPs they always look so beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. I love the colours, they look brilliant together. And the composition is lovely!

  3. pretty card, thanks for joining our challenge this week at craftycatz,x carol

  4. what a lovely card and thanks for joining crafty catz

  5. Beautiful card Shirl, the bird images are fab and lovely colour combo too.
    Thanx for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.
    Trish (-:

  6. Amazing card! The background is truly beautiful! Thanksfor joining us at Crafty Creations! Amy

  7. Beautiful background, and great use of those pencils - a lovely card!

    Thanks for joining us in the Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers.

  8. Gorgeous card, great layout and colours
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week
    Anne x

  9. This is just stunning. What a fab way to create such gorgeous background paper.
    Thanks for joining our 'heart' challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
    Caroline xxx


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