Sunday 10 November 2013

Monochrome Birds

I seem to have a lot of orders in for 70th birthday cards at the moment, this one is for a man who loves bird watching.  "Shen" means Grandad in Gaelic.  My CAS loving husband thinks this is the nicest card I've made in ages, probably because it's not laden with embellishments as most of my cards are!
 The sentiment was computer generated, and the word "Shen" was die cut with Spellbinders dies, I bought the alphabet set at the SECC and this was this first time I'd used it, I have to say that I love the font.
I created my own backing paper using Artemio feather stamps and London Fog Memento ink, after masking off the sentiment with a post-it note.  The bird stamps are Artemio too, but from a different set, this time stamped in black in and fussy cut.  I added two borders of grey, satin ribbon, and perched the trio of bird along the top one.  A group of three grey pearls top and bottom finish my monochrome card.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #52 - Monochrome
Crafty Ribbons - #69 - Black and White 
LEJ - #78 - Monochrome
Sweet Stamps - #142 - Nature
The Corrosive Challenge - Fur or Feathers


  1. gefällt mir sehr gut, ist richtig schön
    lg gertrude

  2. Hi Wendy, I seemed to have lost my link to your blog but have connected to you once more. I had a lookback at some of your lovely cards and boy have I missed some beauties. This one is gorgeous, love the name Shen for Granddad. My hubby would love this as he is into birds.

    Wilma x x x

  3. Hello Wendy, what a beautiful card, the colours are so soft and makes the birda stand out, love it, Kate x

  4. so stunning wendy.fabulous mono design and birds ;D

    xx coops xx

  5. What a lovely card! I love the Gaelic wording and the birds are marvelous. Thank you for linking up this beautiful card at for the Nature challenge!

  6. Thank you for entering your work into this weeks LEJ Challenge #78 - monochromatic.

    This is absolutely gorgeous. So elegant and you have made this card look really beautiful with the different grey tones. The depth is great. Very elegant.

    I hope you will enter more of our weekly challenges over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog, there's always small crafty items up for grabs...

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Organiser

  7. Ok I am a day late, but I had to come by and leave you a comment on your card!!! LOVE monochromatic and your card is STUNNING! Love all the details. Thank you for joining us at SweetStamps.

  8. A beautiful card Wendy
    Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    x Gretha

  9. A very stylish card. Thanks for entering our black and white challenge with your fab card
    P x

  10. Hi Wendy! :D
    I really really love your card. The colour scheme is really pretty, and those birds are place perfectly.
    I bet the one who recieved the card would be sooo happy :)
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful card at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Mikha - DT

  11. I love your card and think you did a fabulous job on it. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.


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