Monday, February 9, 2015

Birds, Birds and more Birds!

Happy Monday Everyone!
I'll try to keep this 'short and sweet' since I know I can get 'long winded' at times, lol!
Over the weekend I discovered a new (new to me) challenge blog and couldn't wait to play along.  Anyone who knows me knows that vintage is my favorite design style ... so this challenge really caught my eye.  
and their latest challenge is:
 Choose a theme from this photo-collage to make your vintage creation . . .

I chose to go with BIRDS and here's what I've come up with . . .

I must say I had SO MUCH FUN creating this card. 
It just kept growing and growing ... LOL!
Here is a close up of the floral cluster ...
I've had these the Paper Studio 'Spare Parts' metal birdhouse charms for a very long time and was so thrilled when I spotted them hanging on my embellishment board!  And the flowers were purchased from Wild Orchid Crafts and I've had those for a long time also ... so nice to start using some of the beautiful embellishments I have 'collected' in my studio!  My bird images are from the Crafty Secrets Birds & Blossoms printable sheets and I've distressed the edges using the Tim Holtz distressing tool and Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink. 
Here's a peek at the inside of my card . . .
I'm trying very hard to 'complete' my cards inside and out before moving on to another project.  And enjoy utilizing the coordinating elements for the inside versus just a plain white inside panel.

Challenges to share in today are:
The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog - It's Charming (+ ribbon)
A Gem of a Challenge - Lots of Layers
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes with Twist/Something with Wings

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!
As always . . .

Recipe:
Papers:  Ivory cs, Brown cs, Teal cs, Anna Griffin dp, DCWV dp
Ink:  Tim Holtz 'Tea Dye' and 'Antique Linen' distress inks, Memento 'Bamboo Leaves' ink
Dies/Punches:  Memory Box 'Meadowbird Branch' #30004, Poppy Stamps 'Carolina Birdhouse' #928, Martha Stewart 'Branch' punch, Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 'Finishing Touches - Petite Vinery' #CED1418, 
Accessories:  TPC Studio 'Ancestral Pearl Brads', Tim Holtz distresser, gold organza ribbon, large sponge daubers

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