Monday, 7 March 2011

Bird's The Word!

Morning peops and sorry about the title of this post - I couldn't resist! I have a card to show you that I'm entering in the Take A Word challenge which this week is Birdlife and it's given me the opportunity to show you a card that I actually made as a sample for Nikky and it's been sitting there waiting for the right challenge.

The little bird and bird cage come from the Polka Doodles Paper Boutique Volume 3 CD and I used the black and white digital stamps to make my card. I coloured everything with various Promarkers and decided to make the cage look distressed and vintage.
I achieved this (I hope!) by inking it with embossing ink and then embossing with verdigris, copper and tarnished gold embossing powder to give a rusty, aged effect.
I used some of the pretty papers on the CD to make the background and then created a large flower using some of the black and white digis on the All Around & Everywhere CD, printing some out on patterned paper and colouring others with Promarkers. Some paper flowers and a pearl were added to make the centre.

I'm also entering this one in this week's Stamp Something challenge which is Use A Digi.

Hoping that you all have a lovely week and thanks for looking.
Fliss x


craftattack said...

Great card Fliss, love that jazzy flower and the birdcage!

Taluula said...

Lovely colourful piece with lots of texture and a perfect interpretation for this week's challenge. Thank you for joining in.

Love your blogwear by the way.

brenda said...

Beautifully bright adn cheery Fliss, but a nice funky feel as well.

B x

indybev said...

I love the tactile nature of this piece of art. Colorful and well done! (Also like your doodle borders on your blog!)

Anonymous said...

Fliss, love the card! I also love your Zen doodled blog.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a lovely bird.

Katie said...

Cute card- love all the embossing!

Lori Saul said...

Wow- what a beautiful card. Elegant and yet whimsical too- wonderful for the bird theme!

Brenda Brown said...

Great card Fliss, love the vintage effect on the bird cage.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

LiveArt said...

Such a cute and fun card!! Love the little bird :)

Cheryl said...

oh just love this hun,that desing is perfect and love your flower too,bless you for taking the time to leave such a nice comment on the craft barn blog,hun appreciate that a lot hugs cheryl xxxxx

Susan Allan said...

What a nice and cheerful card!
The cage does look nicely distressed. I have verdigris too and it does make things age.
Looks like he is no longer in his cage, they sing more sweetly when they are free!
Sue xx

Janny said...


Pat said...

What a lovely creation!!

Ozstuff said...

Your birdlife artpiece is wonderful. Thanks so much for participating in the challenge this week. I left a note above saying how much I love your blog and your work. Fantastic!!
I noticed a springlike creation and thought you might like to know that we have another challenge called "The Three Muses Challenge" (Wednesday each week). Last week the theme was SPRING and your artwork would have fitted nicely into it.
No pressure. If you are looking for a challenge check us out sometime at