Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bird and Cage

Welcome, and thank you for visiting again.

I was sent some of the bird cage and bird die cuts in a RAK by the lovely Shelly Schmidt and challenged myself to use one the other day.

My base card was a piece I had coloured with the Ink, Spray and Smash technique some time ago.

I sponged both the bird, branch and cage with various Tsukineko inks.

The base of the card was stamped lightly to ground the image - the stamp was inked using the Rock and Roll technique.

The gloriously textured ribbon across the top of the card was bought at a Craft fair last year.  The lemon ribbon was layered over that and a bow attached over the hole of the cage.

The main card was layered over an apricot paper and then onto a deep cream card base. 

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  1. Hi Maxine - this is fabulous - I love the scene you have created! The birdcage is fabulous and I love the sponging on the bird! Gorgeous Maxine - I have that Die and need to use it more! Thank you for sharing my friend! {{{hugs}}}

  2. Maxine, this is a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

  3. Hi Maxine, your card is so pretty. I love how you created the background and have the birdcage as if it's hanging on a limb. I love the texture of this too.

    Have a great day!

  4. Very cool! Love the textured ribbon! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  5. Beautiful card, love the bird, very cute. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  6. Very pretty card using some great techniques. Kudos!

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping with Dragon

  7. beautiful card, fabulous stamping!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  8. You've done the birdcage wonders, I love the idea of sending bits and pieces in raks and see how someone else uses it

  9. This is so pretty. I just love it!
    Alicia xx

  10. Hi Maxine
    A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz

    Hugs Dianne xx

    CraftyCatz DT

  11. This is a beautiful card Maxine. Your background is so well done. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

  12. Love that dreamy look

    kitten - DYSU team

  13. This is a lovely card, Maxine!! The bird & cage are gorgeous, and I love the beautiful background!! Have a lovely week!!

  14. This is a beautiful scene Maxine- your bird and cage are wonderful- love the bling! Glad you enjoyed the die cut!

  15. Lovely card. I like this die cut. It looks great with the background you have created.

  16. What a gorgeous little birdy, Maxine. I love the way you have added the trees into the background, lovely textures and colours.


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