Monday, 29 August 2011

Photo Inspiration Challenge

Good morning everyone on a currently bright and sunny though cold Bank Holiday Monday. Hope it stays this way as we're off to my brother and sister in law's Silver Wedding celebration later today.
Being Monday, there's a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday and it's our last Things With Wings theme - this time Suzanne has a gorgeous Photo Inspiration for you but please don't forget the Wings!

I took my inspiration from the pink, green and white shades and the lovely roses surrounding the cage for my project.
I stamped my favourite rose (a huge one by B Line Designs) on the side of a piece of A5 card with VersaFine Spanish Moss ink and coloured it with Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Shabby Shutters and Crushed Olive Distress inks. I added a little Worn Lipstick round the outer petal edges.
I then sponged Shabby Shutters all over the remainder of the card and stamped the text (Hobby Art's Shakespeare Sonnet) on the left side. I then stamped a flourish from Paper Artsy Hot Pick HP1005 all round the edges to add texture.
My bird cage is cut from recycled grey board with the Tim Holtz die and I then embossed it with the Cuttlebug Textile folder. I painted it with antique white acylic paint, heat embossed it and then inked the outer edgees with Palette Cognac ink.
I finished off my card with a little bird from the Papermania PMA 9074003 clear stamp set stamped with brown ink and coloured with Promarkers.

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog for some great inspiration and hope to see lots more entries this week as last week's acetate theme seemed to have stumped everyone!

My card is for the following challenges:
Opus Gluei - Coming Up Roses or Rosettes
Jellypark Challenges - Punches and/or Die Cuts
CASE Study Challenge - Signature Style (mine is making my own decorative papers usually vintage in style)
Moving Along With The Times - Birdys

Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Fliss xx


Suzi B said...

Morning Fliss, your background paper is just gorgeous!
Hope the weather stays kind for the celebrations later... it's terrible here in Crewe... cold, grey and miserable.
Love Suzi B xx

Fiona said...

Beautiful card Fliss. Enjoy the Silver Wedding celebrations

Aimes said...

Such a pretty card! Love that sweet li'l birdie :)
Thanks for sharing your signature style with us on CASE study this week!

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous Fliss, I love how you have brought all the elements in the photo together and beautiful colours.
Have a good time at the family get-together.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fliss, your card looks beautiful, love the birds cage die.

Kathy said...

Very pretty card!!!!! :>)

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, so elegant :)
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends this week!

Cazro said...

Afternoon Fliss, I love your background, the card is a lovely interpretation of the photo. Hope 25th Anniversary party going well. Caz

Lisa Jane said...

pretty little card - love the birdcage
Thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT
Lisa x

Jennifer Scull said...

such a beautiful card! love that birdcage.
thanks for playing along in our die cuts/punches challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Fliss this is stunning, what a lovely card, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week HAzelxoxo

Yvonne Garner said...

What a pretty card, Fliss! Hope the party went well. Best, Yvonne

Jacqueline said...

Lovely card Fliss - gorgeous colours - Jacqueline xx

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous card, love the beautiful colors and that fantastic rose! Thanks for playing along with us at CASE Study!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Still miserable in Crewe, hope it was nice for your celebrations? As per your card is a true beauty!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the way you stamp your own backgrounds Fliss. This tone on tone effect is lovely and makes a beautiful backdrop to the birdcage and rose. Vx

Ali Manning said...

Your piece is gorgeous, Fliss! I particularly like how you created the bird cage - it looks great :)

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, love your rose, so stunning on your background.
Avril xx

Gini said...

Fabulous stamping and a lovely card.
Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei!

Rosemary said...

Love the card; it has such a gentle happy feel to it. The bird and cage are great, but oh that rose is wonderful - I can see why you like it so much - a great stamp!

Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei, hope you return for more challenges with us. BTW, LOVE the zentangle background!

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Good to see you! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

Kristen said...

Great card, I love that bird cage! What a neat addition to the many gorgeous creations I have been looking at today!
Thank you for joining in our Rosey challenge this week at the order of the Opus Gluei! We are glad you came to play!

Jana said...

Lovely card. That little bird and bird cage are the perfect addition to that gorgeous Rose. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.