Sunday, 23 December 2012

Bohemian Vintage

Whilst browsing through a magazine, I came across a selection of cards featuring birds and bird cages and this reminded me of a beautiful Craftwork Cards goody pack I bought at the SECC in October.  It's from their Bohemian range and is full of cardstock, papers, die cuts and sentiments in the most beautiful muted colours.  Being a bit of a boho girl myself, what with my crazy long hair and colourful jewelry, I couldn't resist this pack!
Mum and I had a wonderful afternoon yesterday playing with this kit, getting messy with Distress Inks and embossing powders.  The cage was originally kraft, I dabbed on some white Distress Stain and then, once it had dried, I lightly dabbed on some perfect Medium and heat embossed with some Stampendous embossing enamel for a shabby look.
Here's how it looks unfolded.  The large bird was also made from kraft, this time I heat embossed with gold powder and added in some Gold Halo Mix for a touch of bling.  The little bird was cut with a Spellbinders die from kraft, then coloured with white Distress Stain with Gold Halo Mix for the wing.  The branch with tiny flowers and the fancy circle were also cut with Spellbinders and the larger flowers were made by layering up some of the die cut flowers from the pack.  I finished off by going wild with the bling, adding gems, pearls and a glitter brad.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafts 4 Eternity - #103 - anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - #61 - lavender and lace
It's All About the Vintage - #34 - lace dreams
Divas By Design - #66 - anything goes


  1. this is just stunning wendy - sooo pretty xx

  2. Thanks for join in at the challenge It's all about the Vintage

  3. This is stunning Wendy. I love the design, colours and all your fabulous detailing


  4. An amazing card Wendy, the detail and design just gorgeous, kate x

  5. This one is just beautiful. xxxx

  6. Gosh Wendy this is so beautiful x

  7. Beautiful work - the cage looks fabulous after it's makeover. Hope you have a lovely holiday.Elizabeth xx

  8. Beautiful Card,love the colours and the design...Merry Christmas..

  9. wow this is beautiful wendy.i love the bird and really pretty design :D

    xx coops xx

  10. What an amazingly beautiful card! So many details, really inspiring. Thanks for joining the It's All About The Vintage and Beauty Challenge/ GDT Nonni

  11. Awesome card. The bird cage is gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  12. WOW!! This is such a gorgeous card!! Love your pretty details and images!! Thanks for sharing!! Merry Christmas! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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  13. This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage and Beauty.

    Mira :)

  14. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

  15. A beautiful card Wendy, love all the gorgeous details. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

    Donna x


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