Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Window Wishes

Hi All,

Right - getting a start on these birthday cards, I should have a couple to show you over the next few days, starting with this one. The window colour has come out much more yellow that it looks in real life - I just cant seem to get the lighting right on this one but hopefully you can use a bit of imagination!

and here's the inside

Sentiment is from Stampin' Up and stamped in memento lilac posies. Edges are inked using inkessentials foam pad tool and the lilac posies again (I've previously only ever used distress inks for this technique - turns out it works with memento inks too!)
Image is from Sugarnellie, Leanne Ellis - Day Dreamer. Stamped in memento tuxedo black. Edges are inked using inkessentials foam pad tool and spiced marmalade tim holtz distress inks.

Papers & Cardstock
Papers are from Echo Park a walk in the park set.
Card is from stash

Finishing touches
Butterflies punched using MS punch and inked in memento lilac posies.
Flower is hydrangea punch by MS
Branches are MS punch too.
Ribbon and pearls are from stash.
I also used stickles on the orange and blue birds in the image and doodlebug sugar dust for the purple one.

Here's a close up of image...

A close up of the flowers

And a shot to show the dimensions...

I'd like to enter it into these challenges...
Sugarbowl - I used their sketch and they also wanted pearls
Pocket Full of Posies - Floral Fantasy (flowers on the background and the flower, and she's a day dreamer - very fantastical!)
A Spoon Full of Sugar -Animals (I've got the birds in the image)
Craft Your Days Away - Girly 'n' Glitter (Glittery birds and you couldn't give this card to a boy!)
Crafty Emma's Store (CES) - Floral Frenzy (flowery background and flower in the foreground)
Hope you like it! Decided I should finally get on and post it!
I have spent most of the night trying out a new technique - which hopefully I'll show you on a card later tonight - it took wayyyy too long - I think I must've been doing it wrong!

See you all later! xxx


lalkygirl said...

fab card ,love the summery colours and the sparkly birds
thanks for jopining in at lexi's and good luck
lalkygirl x

Elaine said...

Fab card!
I love all the bright and happy colours on your card, as Lakygirl says, very summery.
Thanks for playing in the Sugar Bowl Challenge.
Love elaine xx

Elaine said...

Ooops sorry, Lalkygirl!!
Fingers must be typing too slowly today, I keep spelling things wrong!
Love Elaine xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
aww fabulous card, great image gorgeous papers & design, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

crafty amy said...

Wow this is brilliant! I love the sparkly birds and the bright fun colours :D
Thank you for joining us at CES and good luck.


Amy xx

Farida Rone said...

Adorable creation!!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations Challenge. Good luck!!!

Vicky said...

Fab card, love all the different colours, good luck
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges this week, hope to see you there again.

Hugs Vicky xx

Rainmac said...

Gorgeously girly card, lots of lovely sparkle. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge xxx

Tanya said...

So Sweet!! I love your sparkly birds and the dimension! Thanks for plaing with us at Lexi's!