Sunday 27 May 2012

Little Bird

Hello folks, hope you've all had a lovely weekend in the sunshine. My only problem was really bad hay fever yesterday as we had wind blowing off the South Downs and the pollen count must have been exceedingly high as I was sneezing all day.
I have a card to share with you today that I actually made a couple of months ago but accidentally left it with a crafting friend and have only just retrieved it! It's another recess window card using the tutorial kindly shared by Jacqueline, our head deeziner over at Make My Monday and you can find it HERE if you'd like to know how to make it.

I made the card shape following the tutorial and then inked all over the front with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. I stamped my favourite Viva Decor flourish on with Crushed Olive Distress ink. I then inked around the recess edges with the olive ink.
I stamped the cute Stampendous little bird with Archival Coffee ink and added colour with Distress inks and Promarkers.
I then made my floral decoration by die cutting varying flower shapes with a Marianne flower die set and inked these with various pink inks. I scrunched them and layered them up then added Polka Doodles pink Dewdrops to the centre. I punched some leaves with a Papermania punch and emboss rose leaf punch then inked these with Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint.

Challenges for my card:
Oldie But A Goodie - Things With Wings (the oldie but goodie being my Viva Decor flourish set which I've had for almost 2 years)
 Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Something With Wings
Deep Ocean Challenge - Swirls
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Birds
Divas By Design - Flourishes
Do You Stack Up - Birds
Alphabet Challenge - H for Handmade Flowers
Card Makin' Mamas - Feeling Punchy!
Crafty Calendar - Things With Wings

I'd also like to say hello and welcome to Lindsay who has kindly become a new follower - it's lovely to see you here and look forward to getting to know you.
Have a good week everyone and bye for now.
Fliss xx


Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous piece Fliss, love the flourishes and the little bird! Sunshine here, too, but sorry about your hay fever! Valerie

Fiona said...

Very pretty card Fliss, what a cute little sparrow. I remember when you bought your flourish stamp, are you going this year?


The colours and stamping are fabulous Fliss, and thanks so much for the link to the tutorial.

Sorry you're suffering with Hay Fever, but I hope you enjoy the sunshine anyway.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Jenny Marples said...

This stamp is on my wish list and now I can see even more why. You have made a beautiful job of this, especially the colouring of the bird. Thanks for sharing,
Hugs Buttons x

Pia S said...

Such an elegant and simple design! Lovely image and colors. I think your card looks beautiful!

Sally H said...

That is gorgeous! I love it

Brenda Brown said...

Love that bird image Fliss, and a great card. Hope your hay fever disappears this week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Fliss...Hayfever is a real pain, I hope it eases off quickly for you! This is such a gorgeous image, and a great centrepiece for your card...and crushed olive is one of my favourite DI colours...along
Dot x

Netty said...

Sympathise with the Hayfever, its such a nuisance.
Loving your very pretty card, x

Lisa Jane said...

lovely card - wonderful background
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

Daniele said...

awww it must be awful sneezing all day, you forget when basking in the sunshine that others are suffering. Your card Fliss is so sweet love the background you created

Mary Jo said...

Terrific card! Beautifully stamped! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Debs said...

Beautiful card Fliss - love the stamped flourish and great card shape.
Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mrs.B said...

Love this card Fliss, the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.
Hope the hayfever improves this week.
Avril xx

Unknown said...

Hi Fliss, such a pretty card! Love the image and your flourish is gorgeous.

Hope the pollen count goes down so your hayfever improves. I think we're due for rain in the next few days - so maybe that will help?

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


WencheP said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Fabulous colours. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Fliss! I love your background!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
Tammy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Lovely bird.

Cazro said...

Sorry about the hay fever. I've been using my inhaler for my tight wheezy chest these past few days, with the heat and following my cold. Sorry I digress. Hoping your feeling better soon. Many thanks for sharing your beautiful card with the adorable handmade flower with us at Alphabet Challenge. Caz

Franz♥ said...

Wow! Love your creation so much, thanks for sharing it with us at Deep Ocean this forthnight.

Hugs, Franz.

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Lovely and delicate card. Thanks for playing along at CMM.
Lisa :)

Julia S-W said...

I love the bird and the frame really is gorgeous. I think I NEED both of those stamps now!!