Thursday, 27 May 2010


Check out these challenge blogs:
Hidden Treasures -

Sunday Stampers -

both are Sunday challenges. Hidden Treasures #1 is pink and brown, whilst
Sunday Stampers #104 is tear something.
This little card satisfies both. I used distress inks for the background in the colours, victorian velvet, spun sugar, antique linen and brushed corduroy. A few splashes of water gave the mottled effect. The torn paper is from my stash and I edged it with victorian velvet ink. The cheeky little bird was a new aquisition and is a set of stamps by Lindsay Mason. I tried her technique of stamping on acetate, covering part of the image, this time the bird's body, with glossy accents, adding a few drops of alcohol ink - I used 3 pinks and a bit of brown - before adding some glitter and scrunched up tissue paper. Once dry I cut out the body and added it to another which I had stamped onto card. I roughed the edges and distressed them with brushed corduroy. The little words are simply stamped onto a bit of card and again distressed with the pink and brown. Instead of using sticky gems in the corners, I added 3 drops of stickles, one set in pink and the other in cinnamon.
A simple little card but quite effective.


tkelli said...

"tweet" card lol. Thanks for joining us at Hidden Treasures!!

Hels Sheridan said...

OMGoodness Joanne, this is utterly divine.. just love the inkyness and that birdie is just sooooo cute! Thanks for joining in with the SUnday Stamper hun... I have a paperbag on my head so you won't get my germs.. think this sickness is deffo a germ of some decription! Have a goodly day hun x

Alicia (Alicia's Creations) said...

Love the papers! Thanks for joining us at Hidden Treasures. And cute kitty slideshow too!

Gez said...

Wow! I love your card Joanne. Your bird is divine. What a FAB technique. Love the colours you have chosen. Perfect.xx