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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Sing Your Song



It's my Mum's birthday on Monday and so I've made this card for her.  I don't know why, but I find cardmaking really challenging.  I think it's because you can do absolutely anything as there's no photo to consider so I'm spoilt for choice and my indecisive side takes over!  I start off well by gettting stamps and papers and inks out but end up with the most enormous pile so that I'm still no further forward!  

Anyway, I decided to use this new bird stamp by Stampendous which is gorgeous and a great size.  I stamped it with archival onto mulberry paper and tore it out.  I coloured the bird with pencils before using Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar and Vintage photo distress inks.  As it was still too bright I spritzed it with Tea Stain re-inker diluted in water and then I gave it all a spray with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold.

The background was a combination of vintage dictionary paper and old music which I stamped with birdcages, swirls, words and little insects.

I cut the words from the edge of old music and distressed them with vintage photo.  The little plaque was stamped onto a piece of Mariposa paper by DCWV.

I added two layers of lace along the bottom which I spritzed with chalkboard ink to match and I finished the card with some gold ink all around the edge.

I am entering this card into Divas by Design Challenge 61 Anything Goes, Gingerloft GL52 A Touch of Gold and Fashionable Stamping Challenge 34 - Musical

Off to make a cake now ... xx 

 


12 comments:

  1. I'm sure your mum will love this wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  2. What a beautiful card. Love the torn image on the collaged background.
    Thanks for joining our musical challenge at FSC
    Avril

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  3. Wow- what a fabulous card you have designed- Mum is sure to love it! I love the fabulous image- the sparkle and the BG music and the sentiment panel as well...!

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  4. You've achieved a lovely collage effect. I love it.

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  5. What a beautiful card! Love what you did with the "music" theme and your mom will love her birthday card! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

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  6. Fab card love the image.

    Thanks for joining us at gingerloft.

    Caz

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  7. This is delightful, your Mum will love it!

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  8. Beautiful card, Alexa! Love your mix of papers. Bet your Mum will too!

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  9. This is so beautiful! Love your inking techniques. Happy birthday to your mum!

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  10. Your Mum and my Dad share the same birthday Alexa.
    This is gorgeous with a wonderful shabby appearance to it and I love the layers.
    Thank you for joining us at FSC.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  11. What a wonderful collage card for your mom. I hope she has a Happy Birthday!
    hugs Lynn

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  12. Gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time.
    Hugs
    jayne

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