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Monday, 29 November 2010

Purple, Blue and Silver Henbury Lane Bluebird

I wanted to make a card like this as soon as I saw this cute stamp. I knew I wouldn't be able to colour it as well as the illustration on the wooden block, but thought it would look nice in a sort of silhouette way. So, this is the result of my imaginings.


To begin with, the Henbury Lane Bluebird stamp from Papermania was stamped using ColorBox Midnight Blue pigment ink and heat embossed using Personal Impressions Pearl Violet embossing powder. The image was then die cut using a Labels 1 Nestabilities die.

The edges of the panel were then distressed using Tim Holtz Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord distress inks and then highlighted using a spritz of Cosmic Shimmer Silver Mica Mist spray. This doesn't really show up in the scanned image, but looks pretty good in real life.


This is the first time I've used mica sprays and I love the effect it gives.

This was then matted onto a panel of purple card, also die cut using the Nestabilities die.

A panel of the lilac distressed-effect paper from the HOTP Icy Rainbow Cardmaker's Creative pack was punched along the edge using the Martha Stewart Double Loops border punch and then distressed with the three distress inks and then highlighted with the Cosmic Shimmer spray.

I have to say that if I was to do this again, I'd recommend distressing the edges first and then punching - the distressing damaged the punched edge a little due to its fragile nature.

This distressed and punched panel was then matted onto a panel of the purple card and adhered to the left of the card blank.

The image panel was then matted over the patterned paper to the right of the card.

A white Prima paper flower was distressed with the Dusty Concord ink and the Cosmic Shimmer spray. A large purple Papermania brad was added through the centre and the flower was attached over the bottom left corner of the image panel.

Here are the blog challenges that I am entering this card into:

30 comments:

Chelsea said...

This is way cool. Very elegant. Love the spray you added. Thanks for joining the Groovy Girls over at Stamp Insanity!

Lynne said...

Fabulous card, simple yet stylish. Love the colours and shading. Thank you for joining us over at Anything Goes. Love Lynne xx

Good Kardma by Jules said...

What a great card! Love the colors and the border punch you used. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

Carol said...

Gorgeous card as ever Kathleen.

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous card. I love your distressing. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card kathleen.
luv
Debby

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card I just love that image & what you have done with it!
Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week, good luck! Hugs Shell xx

sue said...

a lovely card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card Kathleen thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge.

Carol Ann said...

Wow just love this card the image is just brilliant and such a lovely deep colour of blue. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
Carol Ann xx

Alizabethy said...

Such a beautiful card!

Alizabethy said...

Such a beautiful card!

karen said...

Gorgeous,thanks so much for joining us at fab n funky this week, Karenx

Beth said...

Wow - another incredible work of art! Beautiful job - as always!! :) Thoroughly *thankful* that you chose to Challenge Yourself and share your work with us at StampInsanity!! (:

Sarah A said...

Simply stunning!

Thanks for joining us this week over on Incy Wincy.

Sarah x

Gemma said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at I Did it Creations! Gemma :)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

simply beautiful! I love the color!!! Thanks for playing at IDIC this week!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, gorgeous image. Love the border punch you used on this. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations this week.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful technique!
Thanks for sharing this with us
at The Corrosive challenge;-))m

Ms. Jen said...

Love that beautiful little bird. Thanks for joining us at The Hodge Podge Shop this week!

Hugs - Jen

Sara said...

WOW! Beautiful, thanks for playing along with SSD!

SmilynStef said...

Love your pretty little bluebird of happiness ... such rich hues ... thanks for joining the Fashion-themed fun at Gingersnap Creations.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write in my site something like that. Can I take part of your post to my blog?

Marilyn Webb said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at SSD.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is seriously beautiful, I love it! :D
Thanks so much for joining in our Try Something New challenge at StampInsanity :D

Kirsten...x said...

Wow this is fabulous love the image and the spray...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

scotspanda said...

beautiful card, the image is fabulous

thanks for joining in the monochrome fun at allsorts this week and good luck in the prize draw

hugs

Amanda xx

Padster said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for surprising us at IDIC this week
Hus,
Debbie x

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penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful! I love the effect you achieved with the mica spray. Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

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