Sunday 6 June 2010

New home card

Hi Everyone

Sunday after a great BBQ with family and friends last night. We sat outside and lit all the candles we could find, it was a lovely evening. So relaxing, just wonderful.

 I found a free pic on the internet, printed it off, cut it out, then stamped the cage over it which is from the TH Artful Flight set. The background was rubbed with distress inks very lightly then spritzed with water, dabbed off with paper and heat dried. This has given it a light but vintage effect. I used Spellbinders and TH dies to cut the shapes to mount the parrot and cage on and the backing papers again are downloads. I used Photoshop Elements to crop the little butterfly and darken it and printed it out separately. having covered it in glossy accents I added it to give more dimension. The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs, Anne often offers freebies either on her challenge blog, Sentimental Sundays, or on her own blog, they are easy to use in Photoshop. The ribbon was pleated and sewn to cover the join in the two papers.

I have this cute little bird feeder so I took a photo of the card behind it.
Neat eh?

Other materials used
Distress inks - black soot, shabby shutters and aged mahogany
Stickles - cotton candy and star dust

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening and hopefully shower free, though the rain and clouds are starting to roll in here. I can just hear some thunder in the distance, but otherwise we have been lucky and had quite a nice day. I managed to get lots more gardening done.

Take care. Luv Brenda xxx

Challenge List
Creative Card Crew #51 - Pink and green
Gingersnap Creations #57 - Wings
Craftalicious - New
Crazy 4 challenges #40 - Pleats


Netty said...

Beautiful card, love it. Have a happy week, Annette x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Brenda, and it looks fab in your bird feeder too.
Hope you didn't have a bad storm!
Thanks so much for playing in our first challenge at Craftalicious
hugs Mandy xx

Juls said...

so fabulous and creative!! Love it!! Hugs Juls

Unknown said...

Great card, and I love your arty picture!

Thanks for joining in with our first challenge over at Craftalicous & best of luck

Jan xx

gina g said...

Lovely card, love the papers. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our first challenge. luv gina xx

SmilynStef said...

What a fabulous theme for a new home card ... wonderful design.

Crafteezee said...

Fab card, love the papers and the embellies. Thanks for joining us on our very first challenge at Craftalicious. Hugs Tracy x

Neet said...

Love your card - and not the usual birdcage that we see so often. What a clever idea photographing it behind your bird feeder - looks even fabber!