Friday, 22 March 2013

Bird Party

I have been using the BIRD PARTY  from 100 Proof Press to create this weeks DT creation.
I used a piece of corrugated packaging for the backdrop, painted with a wash of Gesso, matting and layering onto natural tones.
The Bird Party has been stamped onto a panel of white card coloured with brushed corduroy Distress Ink and I have then used a water brush to bleach out the birds bodies and then spritzed with a touch of Radiant Rain shimmering mist. The edges of the panel have then been coloured with black soot Distress Ink.
I have added a fabric flower, again in neutral tones to add to the natural feel of this card. The flowre has also been spritzed with the shimmering mist.
I have added a doily behind my bird party and machine stitched around the heart for added interest. I added the sentiment to the top of my heart.

Eclectic Paperie are holding a challenge at the moment to use corrugated card in your project so I am entering this piece into their challenge too.

I also have some blog candy to give away, a copy of the April edition of Making Cards and two stencils too, the Crafters Workshop 6" x 6" Mini Branches stencil and the Special Touch 6" x 6" Trellis Mask. Simply leave a comment HERE and I will draw a winner at the weekend.  I will also probably include a few other bits and bobs too.
This is the front cover of the Making Cards magazine, one of my cards is featured on the front cover, the one at the top right hand side in the turquoise colours.

Making cards also have a wonderful MAKING CARDS MEN special edition and you can pre order your copy HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x 


butterfly said...

LOVE this card - sepia, corrugated deliciousness... and those birds are darling! (Brand new challenge at eclectic Paperie is corrugated stuff, in case you're interested!)
Alison xx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Tracy
What a lovely card and the use of the corrugated card really adds texture, depth and interest. I really love this colour combo it could be for male or female which is a hard thing to achieve. Lovely

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the pink and brown! Awesome color combo and what a neat image of those little chickies. Congratulations on your publication, Tracy, and thanks for joining in our challenge at eclectic Paperie.

Brenda Brown said...

Cute card Tracy, congrats on being published.
Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} x

Redanne said...

Hi Tracy, I love that stamp set, it is so much fun and would be perfect for so many occasions too. The corrugated card is a lovely touch and love your sewing behind too. Hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful whimsy! This is a style I would like to dabble in more often but it is so outwith my comfort zone. Unlike yourself, you managed this with incredible ease. Love the touch of the heart behind them. So fabulous!
Congratulations Tracy! You are so generous with your Giveaway, thank you for allowing me to be part of it.

Gay Peplow said...

I just love the birds Tracy, the layers work really well here too, Gay x

butterfly said...

Brilliant - lovely to have you play along with us at eclectic Paperie!
Alison x

Donna-Marie said...

Soooo sweet!! I love all the layers :-) thanks for playing with eP

Tracy said...

Congratulations on being featured in the mag Tracy!
Beautiful shabby chic card,love the colour combo and how fun that stamp is!
Thank you for joining in over at eclectic Paperie.
Big hugs

Rita said...

What a wonderful creation Tracy. I love it. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

I love this colour combination and how the dark matting makes it all pop. The contrast between the soft fabric doily and flower and the graphic framing is very cool. Love the way you used the corrugated cardboard and the stitching you added. That stamp seems to be calling my name :) Thanks for joining our corrugated challenge at eclectic Paperie. I always enjoy visiting your blog.