Monday 21 June 2010

Winged heart

Good evening crafty people.

I have been wanting to use these little gold paper wings for a long time and either I hadn't seen how I could use them on a project or I had forgotten about them, so having found them I decided to have a go at using them in a design. I used a layout from another card I had seen and put my own twist on it.

The music paper I use comes from some old clarinet and piano music books that I found at a carboot sale, and I just love using them. Mixed with some pink backing paper and stripe paper I think it looks really good on this card. The frame is another I made myself using the Spellbinders rectangles. You know when you have done something 'wrong' and then experimented to change it? Well this is what happened here. I covered the frame in my usual glitter I like to use and then realised I had planned to use a different colour and had forgotten that as I was beavering away. So I got out my Cosmic Shimmer iridescent mica pigment powders and rubbed golden plum all over it. Eh voila, a sparkly and shimmery frame in a pink rather than a sparkly aurora borealis glitter. Not bad eh???

I used a Rubber Stampede text stamp on the stripy pink paper at the top and gold embossed the crown from the TH Shabby French collection. The heart was cut using the Cricut and glittered, the butterfly is a MS punch and the birdcage is a free image I downloaded from the internet, both have been covered in Glossy Accents. I also used Cosmic Shimmer aqua twinkles around the edge of the frame and pink backing paper. Finally a pink ribbon to set it off.

I hope you like this little creation, another experiment with the Shabby Chic style.

Have a great week, mine is hectic!!!

Luv Brenda xxx

Challenge List
Paperplay #24 - Something old  - those wings that have been hanging around for ages
Charisma Cardz #24 - All about bling  - heart, frame and crown glittered or gold embossed
Crafty Ann's #17 - Embossing  -  the crown was gold embossed
Alphabet Challenge - H is for hearts
Lexi's Creations #16 - Something old
Cute and girly - Something old
Incy Wincy Designs #47 - Music


Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda - what a beautiful card . I love the wings!and your creative use of them.I too love the music sheet - its a great touch. I think your experiment with Shabby chic really worked.
Thanks for joining us at By the cute and Girly this month
Lisa ;)

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is really beautiful,so love those wings,you have used,love cheryl xxxxxxxx

chris said...

Hi Brenda
loving your shabby chic card as its different i like different,
great idea with the wings.
hugs chris xx

Heather "Hev" said...

This is so lovely :)

Thank you for joining in at Incy Wincy Challenge this week :)

Vanilla Hevn - my blog

Georgie Hughes said...

Morning Brenda,
Another wonderful creation, I too love your shabby chic style but most of all I love how you blend your colours.I must try using text on paper it is very effective. Have just ordered the Tim Holtz shabby flower die but it is out of stock at mo.

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Josephine said...

There's a real talent in taking all those different elements and blending them together to make something as lovely as this. Beautiful.

Netty said...

ooh Brenda, simply gorgeous. Annette x

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous! what a fab mix of images! I love the soft colours and the sparkle!! Hugs Juls

maxine said...

This is beautiful thanks for playing along at the crafty pad

Zoe said...

Hi Brenda,
I found your blog through the H is for Heart challenge and I love your card! It´s sooo pretty! And what a cool idea to use old music paper...
Have a nice day,

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, I think I have those wings somewhere too! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet challenge xx

Tracey said...

This is beautiful Brenda, love the hint of gold just perfect!

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & Good Luck!


Gem said...

Hi Brenda, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! This card is so beautiful, the Shabby Chic look is something you are very talented with! :)
Gemma xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Brenda.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Doreen said...

This is fabulous Brenda.Thank you so much for sharing with us at Incy Wincy this

Anonymous said...

This is a stunning card. I love all of the little elements. Thanks for joining our music challenge this week at Incy Wincy. Hugs, Kim

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a gorgeous card!

Claire said...

Wow, what a beauty!! Your winged heart is fab and the music bp looks amazing
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Claire xx

Geraldine said...

Beautiful card. So relaxing to look at it and spot the different elements that you've blended together beautifully.
Thank you for entering the BTC&G challenge this month.