Thursday, 8 July 2010

Watch the Birdie

Birds & Kite

Hello, it's time for another challenge over at Charisma, and this week it was my turn to set the challenge and I've gone for "Watch the Birdie" as I love birds on cards (have a soft spot for owls although didn't use one on this card).

My card was one of those ones that develop & evolve as you make it, I started off with one idea using a digi from Softpencil (one of our sponsors this week) with cats & a kite on it, plus a couple of little birds, but whilst looking for backing papers to use I came across this fab sheet from the SU! set SweetPea (of course, am I using anything else these days? LOL) and I couldn't fit the digi on the card without covering the birds - so after a bit of playing around I came up with this card instead and I have to say I'm really pleased with it. I still used the kite part of the digi, and paper pieced it with some more SweetPea papers and the rest of the card came together really quickly. I very bravely stamped directly onto the card for my sentiment and even though I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up, is there anything more scary than stamping your sentiment on directly??

Here's the details:

SU! used -
DSP - SweetPea
Sentiment - Trendy Trees in Chocolate Chip ink
Cardstock - Tempting Turquoise
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip
Pen - Chocolate Chip (for the drawn on string)

Other -
Brads, small ribbon & bow from stash

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Allison said...

its so lovely Jan

gina g said...

Hi Jan brilliant card, hope you had a great time. luv gina xx

Kaz said...

Oh now I like that the DS papers look fab and love the kite xx


Zoƫ said...

Jan that is so clever using the paper that way. Love the whole layout and isn't that paperstack fab....!!!! Zx

Heather x said...

So beautiful Jan! Love the papers you have used :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Basslady said...

this is so fabulous!
love the image and the papers you combined with!

xoxo silvi (germany)