Monday, 4 August 2014


Hello there folks and hope you all had a good weekend and of course, managed to fit in a bit of crafting as I did. I was actually meant to be doing the h word but decided to play hooky for some creating.
Today's post is about the new challenge over at Make My Monday but is also rather a special one as this is post number 899 so keep your eyes open for my next post as there will be CANDY to celebrate 900!
The challenge theme at Make My Monday is my choice this time and I picked a favourite of mine, BIRDS.
Here's my inspiration which I hope you like.

My card just has the one layer attached as I stamped everything on there.
I used the Kaisercraft Porcelain Rose stamp set, first stamping the music score fragment several times around the edges. I then stamped on the bird and flower collage and added the Flonzcraft sentiment in the remaining space. All stamping was done with VersaFine Smokey Gray.
I then inked the stamped paper using a Ranger sponge applicator and Distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass.
I coloured the bird and flower image with Distress inks by applying them to a ceramic plate and then painting them on with a damp brush. I used Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Stormy Sky, Mowed Lawn and Frayed Burlap.
I inked around the edges with Weathered Wood Distress ink and them distressed them with an emery board before attaching the panel to a card blank.

Have a great day and see you again soon.
Fliss xx


butterfly said...

It's so pretty, Fliss - I love the blended colours, and the bird is adorable. Housework will always wait... and after a while it doesn't get any worse!
Alison x

Sue - said...

That is such a pretty card Fliss.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful - birds,roses and music, all I need! Hugs, Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

Oh Fliss, I love birds too and adore this card, those colours are just gorgeous.xxThe Journey is the Start

Jacqueline said...

A beautiful card - pretty colours too - Jacqueline xx

Joan said...

Lovely card Fliss, love the bird and the pretty colours.

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is just stunning! I love love love the soft blended background and your bird on the flowers is such a gorgeous touch! Wonderful :)

Suzi B said...

beautiful,colourful card Fliss... love it!
Hope things are improving
Suzi B xx

Anonymous said...

When creating a card as pretty as this I say housework can wait!!!
The colours are blended so beautifully.

Paper Profusion said...

Just beautiful Fliss - so gorgeously soft. Nicola x

Joan said...

Your card is fabulous! I love the blending of the colors - so pretty!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Fliss so excited to see your project as I have the same stamp and not yet had the courage to use it. I love the way you created such a beautiful card
Do pop over to my blog too
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Marina said...

The way you've painted the bird gives it a beautiful soft look, even though it is very colourful. Fantastic card.