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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17 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

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}}}

Michelle said...

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

This Art That Heals said...

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!

Mary Jo said...

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

WencheP said...

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

-Wenche

Ruth Little said...

Very pretty card using some great techniques. Kudos!

Thanks for joining us at Stamping with Dragon

Deb said...

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

Elizabeth said...

I like - reminds me of Solomon!

Bridget Larsen said...

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

Alicia said...

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

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

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

Hugs Dianne xx

CraftyCatz DT

Sara Mac said...

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

princesskitten said...

Love that dreamy look

kitten - DYSU team

Kary said...

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

Shelly Schmidt said...

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

cardcreationsnz said...

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

Amy said...

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