Crafts and Beyond

Live ,laugh,love

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Birdie Darling

Well it looks like we are going to get some more snow today and followed by rain which will make for a another messy day tomorrow to clean up . Thought I'd share a card I started yesterday and finished off today . I love this image which I found on the internet and printed off sorry but I can't remember which site but I do believe it maybe from Graphic Fairy. I purchased a new stencil last week Tim Holtz's Gothic so I used it to make the background. First I went over all the stencil with Victorian Velvet DI then I wanted to try the recipe for homemade paste following Pamellia Johnson's recipe which you can find Here I love it it's goes on so smooth . After the paste was dry I sponged some more Victorian Velvet DI over it to give it more color. I stamped SU French script in Versafine Smokey Grey over the bottom half .  The little bird cage is Memory box and cut out of cardboard then painted with Pewter Distress Paint when dry I covered with clear Crackled paint and  sponge with Pumice Stone when dry . The little birds are a MB die. The flowers were handmade from SB rose creation die and SB Blossom 4 die Leaves are SB Foliage die and TH's Pinecone die .One of my newest dies is TH's Vintage Lace which I used to separate between the top and bottom half of the card . I am really happy with the final result.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #361-Floral delight
Dies R Us Challenge #20 Flourishes
Simon Says Wed. Challenge Add a little texture

Thanks for dropping by


Darlene said...

OH very pretty Marilyn! Great job on the flowers and the overall design is fabulous!
Thanks so much for playing in our ‘FLOURISHES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Marilyn! Love the shabby vintage feel! Awesome background!


I'm a Little Teapot said...

Wowsers! That is a work of art! Love the textures and the romantic details! Beautiful!!

Scrappy Chick said...

So pretty!!

Shona said...

OMG!! I just LOVE this!! It sounds like a lot of work went into it, but it is so gorgeous.
It's snowing like crazy here, and I love the snow, but I am praying it doesn't rain on top. What a mess that makes!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful handmade flowers...thank you so much for joining us at "Dies R Us" for our "Flourish" challenge!
Diane DRU DT

weim house said...

Beautiful! Love the elements! Flowers and birds; just awesome! Thank you for sharing! We have sun now! :) Our beautiful "white gold"! But it is beautiful!

Sharon said...

Looks like you had a very successful day in your craft room! Gorgeous card! At first glance I thought your birdcage was one of the metal embellies you can buy, but upon reading, I found out you made it. You are so creative Marilyn.


Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Marilyn!! LOVE the romantic yet vintage feel to this one, so soft and feminine! The damask background is wonderful and I love your birdcage and flowers! Stunning! hugs :)

Pamellia said...

I am so sorry Marilyn, I need new glasses and I was on the small monitor this morning so I couldn't read the text! I'm so glad you gave the texture paste a try and I love how it turned out! LOVE the of my favourite stencils too! Thanks for the shout out, you are a sweetheart! big hugs :)

Teresa Kline said...

super gorgeous, luv the texture! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine *~*

Juliz Design Post said...

Gorgeous vintage card and I adore your bird cage, so sweet.
Julie x