Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Flights of Fancy

How quickly two weeks can pass because it is already time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  This time Trace is our hostess and is calling the challenge FLIGHTS OF FANCY.  She wants us to make vintage or shabby chic projects showing birds, bees or butterflies.

I made sure I had all the bases covered and included at least one image of each in my creation.  The calendar says it is spring and even though it isn't very warm yet where I live, the massive piles of snow have just about all melted, I saw three fat robins in the back yard the other day and heard lots more birds chirping away so the timing of this card is perfect.

This time I made a card and here is how it went together.  First I started with a piece of Recollections card stock for the blank and then added some Pion Designs paper for the background.  I distress the edges with my scissors and inked them with some Spiced Marmalade DI.

I added a strip of Venise lace and next came some burlap and then a piece of corrugated cardboard that was roughed up a bit and highlighted with some Gesso.

The image came from Old Design Shop online and before I added it, I distressed it and inked the edges with more Spiced Marmalade DI.  The butterfly was a gift from a fellow crafter.  I made the nest from some hemp and added some Melissa Frances pearl stickers as eggs.  The feathers came from the dollar store.

I created the flower from Tim Holtz Colorcore card stock using a Marvy Uchida punch.  It has been inked with more Spiced Marmalade DI and a brown pearl sticker added as a centre.  The leaf is made from a scrap of Tim Holtz Colorcore card stock and the Tattered Leaves die.  After I added some veins to it, I inked the leaf with some Forest Moss DI.  Finally I added some fun buttons.

I hope you will pop over and check out the work of my Frilly team mates and then create something and enter it in the challenge.  The winner will earn a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters will have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Simply create a new project and follow the instructions for linking it.  Don't forget to include a link in your post to the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog post.  Remember, you can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Catered Crop - Put A Bird On it
The Squirrel and the Fox - All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
A Little Bit Crafty - The Birds and the Bees

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  1. A beautiful card Cec. Love the flower and the addition of the feathers. Jenny x

  2. Wow Cec! This is a gorgeous card; and so full of wonderful embellishments. I am in awe of your creativity! So happy you entered our challenge.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox!! Hope to see you again next challenge. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT

  3. What a gorgeous card. I love the bird image and will have to find it. Such pretty embellishments you've used to go with it. That bird's nest is sooo cute.

  4. So precious! I especially love the bird's nest with eggs . . . so sweet!


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