Saturday, 23 April 2011

Love Challenge - Sunday Stampers

Good Evening Crafters

I do hope you are all having a fantastic Easter weekend and are able to enjoy this wonderful weather we are having at the moment.

Hubby and I went over the border to Gloucestershire for some Bee Keeping stuff which needed picking up, and everything looked gorgeous with apple trees blossoming, and an awful lot of Hawthorn blossoming too - more than I usually see I feel.

Well, I am here again entering a piece for the Sunday Stampers Challenge by the skin of my teeth!  LOL!  You would think that as I am off at the moment I might be able to organise myself to get it done earlier.  However, I am working on something else at the moment and have been distracted.  More on that project when it is finished.  Here is my piece...

(I have to say that the pictures have come out a little dark so apologies for this.) 

I have chosen to do this little piece as this die has got to be my favourite die of Tim Holtz and indeedy all the dies from Sizzix.  The only other one which comes close is the Sewing Room die.  The little birdie is sooooo darned cute and can be used sooo many ways.  In this piece I have even tried out my crackle paint in Rock Candy for this little birdie.  Over the top of the crackle paint I used my latest DI, Pumice stone.  I also used copper embossing powder and then UTEE over the top of the bird cage which gives it a lovely metallic finish.   

The flowers I have made are one of the Grungey flowers which Hels favourites and my latest craze of small flowers made using a Tonic punch.  I really love these flowers.  You are gonna see alot of them popping up in the future. 

And tah dah!!  I have finally taken the plunge and bought a Distress Stain and coloured in one of the laces with it - Dusty Concord.  There may be more popping up!!

Don't forget to pop HERE to see some other pieces entered into the Sunday Challenge and have a fantastic Easter tomorrow, but don't eat too many eggs!!

TTFN and don't forget to leave a comment so that I know you have been.


Ingredients:  Ranger - Die, Birdcage; DI, Aged mahogany, Antique linen, Old paper, Dusty Concord, Tattered rose, Spun sugar; Distress stain, Dusty concord; Crackle paint, rock candy; Stickles, black; UTEE; Stamps, Tim Holtz Mini Cirque Alpha, Stampin up; K&Co papers; ribbons, lace, wire, foam pads, embossing powder. 


rach said...

Wow, that's a beautiful card.

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous... loving all those layers you have got there... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... **wanders off to wipe the remnants of a choccy egg off chops"" rofl x

PsyPenguin said...

Beautiful card! I love the lettering and the little birdie x