14 August 2013

'Bird On A Wire'

I have really missed posting my cards on a Wednesday for 
The Perfect Sentiment, thankfully things are all back to normal now. I did post a card for them last week, but it felt strange....feels more normal this week lol!!

Anyhoos we have a fab theme for you to follow this week

THE GREAT OUTDOORS!

I just loved making this card, its so not me! No cute anything in sight just a gorgeous birdie & I took my time colouring him up three time & then decoupaged him up....you will see the layers better in my last photo....



As soon as I saw this image I knew I just had to have him!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Sketch & Stash- perfect sketch (papers & buttons are my used stash)
Beccy's Place- anything goes with Beccy's image
Flourishes- autumnal colours
Crafty Boots- die cuts
Digi Darla- fins. feathers or fur
OSAAT- use a digi

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Bird on A Wire' by Beccy's Place
Tim Holtz distress inks from Natalie & Amy's
Leaf flourish coloured with mowed lawn

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Birds & Flowers' by Marianne D from Natalie & Amy's
My stash- silver mirri card, flower buttons, brown sugar divine twine & 4mm pearls
'Kraft' paper by Papermania from Natalie & Amy's

Tools & Glues
Collall all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Collall 3D glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
6" square Kraft card blank from Natalie & Amy's
Stix2 pick up tool from Natalie & Amy's
'Leaf #4' die cut by Joy Crafts 6003/0032
'Tab with Text' die cut by Marianne D COL1315

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous 'Beccy's Place' 
the winner will receive 3 digi images of their choice from Beccy's online store!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fab creations the DT have made this week!
Hugs xx


24 comments:

Sandy said...

Beautiful, I love your gorgeous birdie and layout. Fab distressing and embellishing.
Hugs,
Sandy

Planetsusie said...

Hi Shell - this card is so beautifully made - I love your colouring! Great choice of papers and he really (why have I automatically thought of him as 'he'??) anyway he really is a cute little image. Love how you have distressed the edges as well.

Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, I do hope we see more of your creations very soon.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

Please pop over to check out my optician story, along with my card. Talk about embarrassing myself.

Ingrid Mason said...

What a totally natural card, I'm terrified of birds and I must say, your bird and your colouring of him kept him so realistic that he sent shivers up my spine. :-) The embellishments have complemented the 'Outdoors Theme' so well. Good luck with your entry into out challenge. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Judith said...

This is fabulous Shell - if it's not you - I definately think you should make it you! - the colouring and decoupage are just brilliant - I'm very impressed! Hugs Judith x

Claire said...

This is a lovely card Shell, fab image and layout. Hugs, Claire x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Shell. I love the image coloured so beautifully and the layering looks so effective. Gorgeous papers too.
hugs sue xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, such a beautiful card. Fabulous design, I love all of the distressing, and really gorgeous image - and so well coloured.

Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous image(love the spiders web)great papers and love the dies and embellishments-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
Carol DT x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Love your card Shell and love the image! Susan x

Sandra H said...

Hi Shell, Your card and image is fabulous looks so realistic too! xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.
luv
Debby

Cathy said...

I love your card! The image is awesome and colored so nicely! I love nature cards!

coops said...

so stunning shell.i love your fabulous design and colours and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the use of the Tim Holtz Distress Inks on the bird. Like the distressed edges. Wonderful layers & greenery.
Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch176 Use A Digi.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
OSAAT DT

Kim. said...

What a lovely card, it has a really cheerful look and brightens the day.
Kim xXx

tshupile said...

Oh my! 3 time coloring! That's a lot of work!! :)
And it's worth it! Your card is beautiful.

Thanks for playing with our sketch at Sketch N Stash challenge blog.
Anat (tshupile) - DT member

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, love the colours of the birdy, Brilliant, Love Me xox

Chriss America Real said...

Oh Shell,

This card just gave me shivers! It is so gorgeous! Just lovely! I love everything about it! The frame that you made to frame the digi, your embellishments, your coloring, just lovely!

Thank you so much for playing along with the Stitchy Angel Design Team at One Stitch At A Time! Hope to see you again next week!

Hugs,
Chriss - DT - OSAAT
www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Beccy said...

Wow!! You have done an amazing job with this card Shell, the way you coloured and layered the image is amazing! The bird looks as though it's going to fly off at any moment. I love the layers and the distressed edges and all the wonderful colours. It's all just fabulous!
Cheers,
Beccy

Denise Pustelniak said...

This a Super beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

Jenny Gropp said...

Beautifully colored! Love all the extra embellishments! Thanks for playing along with the Flourishes Autumn Color Challenge!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous creation! Love your distressing and coloring. Fabulous scene with all the die cuts.

Julie said...

HI Shell - this is stunning!! Awesome colouring and fab colours! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sketch N Stash, Good Luck, Juliexx

Gail said...

Thank you for entering Beccy's Place August Challenge - I wish you the best in the win! Have a wonderful week! Gail GDT Great job with this digital!