Monday, September 4, 2017

Lacy Bird

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I was tidying my desk not long before I went away and came across a card kit that Ginny Maxam had sent me some time ago, so I put my thinking cap on and came up with this card.


All the elements on the card, with the exception of the ribbon and rhinestones, came in the kit


Unfortunately the platinum embossing powder was difficult to see on the dark blue paper, and after heating I found that it was somewhat 'speckled'!! 


The paper for the base had a rough edge that I wanted to keep, so I accented it by inking it (and the other edges) with Delicata Golden Glitz ink


I loved the lacy panel that was in the kit, and was pleased that it showed up so well over the dark paper.  The paper strip on the side had soft yellow shading on it, so I drew that out and brightened the card with some yellow organza ribbon over it.


I repeatedly painted the bird die cut with WoS and managed to capture some of the sparkle in this photo.  I finished the bird with a clear rhinestone eye.

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25 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning Lacy Bird and love the gorgeous colours you used.xx[aNNie]

suzARTe said...

Love all the details in this card and the bird stands out beautifully.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Mac Mable said...

Great sparkle on the bird and love what you have done with the kit. Great layout and such lovely colours together x

suzARTe said...

You also go into the draw of winning the second prize as your card fits into the meaningful/inspirational creation category.

jimlynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the sparkle.
Lynn

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Maxine, it really caught my eye when it popped up in my reading list. A lovely, striking design. xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

You made a beautiful card with this kit - looks adorable! I love the layering!
Happy new week Maxine!
oxo Susi

mamapez5 said...

I love everything about this card. Your papers go together so well, the lace mat is pretty and that long tail on the bird is wonderful. A lovely creation. Kate x

Ellibelle said...

A really beautiful card Maxine. Love the lace behind the image panel. And gorgeous colors. Love that blue!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a gorgeous card, love the dark blue with the yellow, white and gold, a very pretty little bird too. Thank you for the lovely comments. I hope you had a wonderful trip to Aus and had a laugh about the extra luggage (aka. craft supplies) on your return trip...
Have a wonderful week... Megan

Dawn Turley said...

Beautifully done Maxine

Gerrina said...

Wow what a fun way to combine all that DP! Not that easy, but so beautiful here! Hugs, Gerrina

Sue said...

Wow, beautiful, Maxine. I love how you combined all the elements. The blue and yellow combo is lovely as are the die-cuts and the sparkle on the pretty bird. I hope you had a good and refreshing time away. ((hugs)) Sue x

brenda said...

A lovely choice of colours Maxine, the whole card has a really peaceful feel to it.

B x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is so pretty... love all of the curlicues!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful! I love the elegance of that beautiful die!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Gorgeous colour combination you have chosen for this card and I agree with you that the lacey background is lovely. x Anne

Team Clark said...

This is really pretty! I love that bird and the embossed sentiment. Hugs, Autumn

Lovely Linda said...

Loving this Maxine - that bird is fabulous and love the lacey background - such a pretty card! :)

carol said...

wonderful creation,thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at CRAFTY CATZ, please play again soon x Carol C

Marilyn said...

This is pretty. I like the colours and patterns in the paper, the bird silhouette and the lacy die is perfect. It almost gives it an airy look... like the bird really is flying!

Fran said...

Beautiful! I just love the lace and the pretty bird. Hugs, Fran

Barb said...

A beautiful card Maxine. Great colours and I love the swirly bird. Barbxx

Neet said...

At first I thought the speckle was stray powder and then I thought it was part of the image so I should not worry about it. Looks nice like that.
Love the lace piece behind the bird and I do like the bird with its flourish.
Blessings, Neet xx

Irena Stefanova said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you for joining us at "Love To Craft Challenge Blog". Best of luck with your entry and please do join us again very soon.

Irena DT member for LTCCB