Monday, 25 April 2011

Pink, Blue & Brown Birdcage

Here is my second for tonight, and the first one I made.
 Again I used free papers from Card Making magazine, this time Nancy Watt, and cut out the birdcage. I mounted it onto some duck egg blue card and added half a flourish from Nesties flourishes set which I chalked in blue, then brown to give an antique look. I finished with a Papermania sentiment and drew a black border using a fineliner......first time I've tried this.
Annoyingly, I 'blobbed' the pen in the top left corner, so I had to cover it up! Hence the 3 tiny pink gems. They didn't look right on their own though so I matched them in the bottom right corner too.

I am entering it into 2 challenges......
Less is More (hello again!) - Off Centre
Colour Create - Pink, Blue & Brown

Thanks for to comment on some challenge entries now!
Lizy x


  1. Love this Lizy, great composition and love the little birdie image :)
    Jenny x

  2. Smashing card and your "blob" doesn't show


  3. Love this card! The gems perfectly hide your pen blob (doesn't that drive you crazy when it happens???) and look like a perfect design addition. TFS your LIM challenge card!
    Cheers, Karen

  4. I did wonder about the gems Lizy.. but all was explained!
    I like the idea of using the flourish as a hanger for the cage, but I think I would have gone with the same colour as the cage... the hanger almost looks more of a focus than the cage.
    However I think it's another super card.
    Lady LIM

  5. Thsi is FAB Lizy, I love the blue background, makes the cage look super!
    Ive never done the frame line, I must try it, its so effective
    Good recovery with the gems! I hadn't spotted them at first

  6. Beautiful card and that blue is such a perfect backdrop for the cage.


  7. I like the bird cage, and the flourish is a good idea. Lovely coloured base card - the gems are a very nice happy accident :-) Lynn x

  8. Super bird cage and great idea using the flourish. Love that colour of blue. x

  9. This is a really simple and elegant card. Love the image!

  10. Lovely card, love the blue base card

  11. Lizy this is just adorable!

  12. Hi Lizy. The birdcage drew me in. I had to smile because I thought those gems were a really nice and well-considered addition BEFORE I read your post. :-)

    Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

  13. Beautiful card - so elegant and a great design. Thanks for joining us in our current challenge at Colour Create, Juliexx


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