Saturday, 21 May 2011

Pretty Birds All In A Row

Good evening folks, I hope you've all had a lovely start to the weekend. Our sunshine came back at lunchtime after being smothered by sea mist for a bit.
I've managed to fit in a bit of crafting today and have made a card which fits a few challenges. I really enjoyed making it as I've been playing with my Distress inks again trying out one of Sir Tim's fabulous techniques and getting rather inky in the process.

The technique I've used to make the background and the mat behind the gorgeous bird panel use this week's technique of Linda's Grungy Monday Challenge and you can find out all about it if you click on the link below.
For the background paper, I used Shabby Shutters, Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender, Scattered Straw and Frayed Burlap DIs. The mat uses Crushed Olive, Victorian Velvet and Forest Moss.
I stamped Crafty Individuals CI - 173 flourish on the paper in Shabby Shutters and Tattered Rose and on the mat in Forest Moss.
I then cut 3 4cm squares, inked these with Crushed Olive and Victorian Velvet and stamped the flourish in the same inks.
I stamped the adorable little birds (Crafty Individuals CI - 193) with VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink on cream card and trimmed to leave a narrow border.
I assembled the card using the sketch from Moving Along With The Times:
I finished off with metal photo corners, metal butterfly charms and a layered flower embellishment made by colouring Prima basics with Promarkers and fixing together with an ornate metal brad.

My card is for the following challenges:
Crafty Individuals May Challenge - Free As A Bird
Aud Sentiments - No Sentiment
Moving Along With The Times - Sketch
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - With A Flourish
Studio L3 Grungy Monday 07 - Tim Holtz Technique

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


  1. Lots of flourishes here Fliss, and fab inky squares. I bet you had fun doing this and very inky fingers. LOL
    Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week. Christine x

  2. WOW this is super, what a great card, love the way you have done the background. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

  3. oh fliss hun this is amazing that background is just so effective love it,one of my fav,stamps too hugs cheryl xxxx

  4. Very pretty challenge entry Fliss in lovely colours. Thanks for joining in, Jean

  5. Welcome Fliss and thanks for such a lovely card. See you design for Jenny - I did some samples for he in the past. Thanks again
    Love Cynthia x

  6. love the bolder squares on the paler background...great colour choices.

    Thanks for sharing
    Sarah at 46

  7. the colours work really well for the background of your lovely card

  8. I love this one, birds are always my favourite.Glad the sunshine reached you, it's nice here too, not hot, but good balcony weather! Hugs, Valerie

  9. This is such a pretty card Fliss! I love the soft colours! Have a lovely sunday! xx

  10. Lovely image and fab background - great colour combo! Cheers Claire x

  11. Wow Fliss! I love this card. That stamp is gorgeous! Thanks so much for popping in over here to join the challenge at Aud Sentiments.

  12. what pretty papers.. and love your interpretation of our sketch at MAWTT
    Lisa x

  13. Beautiful colours Fliss, it's like a little piece of art!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  14. This is gorgeous Fliss, the TH background has worked fabulously with the other layers and of course a great image.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  15. Hi Fliss what a great card, love the birds. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jenny x

  16. Great card. Love your colour blocking.

  17. Gorgeous card Fliss with loads of stunning techniques to bring it all together.
    Thanks for playing aloing with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.

  18. Beautiful card, love the background too.
    Thanks for playing

  19. Smashing card, lovely colours and that stamp love it. XOXO Zoe

  20. This is very pretty.

  21. Great colour scheme Fliss, this must be one of the few Crafty Individual stamps I've not got! Good luck Elizabeth xxx

  22. a gorgeous card, thanks for playing this week at AUD Sentiments in our NO sentiments challenge! Gemma :)


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Fliss xx