Sunday, 16 March 2014

The Bird King

I had great fun getting inky with this one, using Distress Ink pads and Distress Markers to create a vintage card.
 I achieved the mottled background on the topper by applying Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks, then spritzing with water, and drying with a heat gun.  I then gave it a spray with Perfect Pearls shimmer spray in Cappuccino.
I stamped the image in Stayzon ink, it's a lovely Crafty Individuals stamp, which I then coloured with Distress Markers, using a gold gel pen for the frame and glazing the flowers with Anita's 3D Gloss.  To finish the topper, I've gone round the edge, adding tiny dots of lilac Liquid Pearls.
The papers are Papermania, Madame Payraude, I've chosen some with a bird print designs for this card, and I've distressed all the edges to add to the vintage look.  The doily was also given a spray with Perfect Pearls shimmer sprays, this time I used Cappuccino and Bronze.
To embellish, I've added a large bow, gems, pearls, feathers, lace, and some rolled roses made with a Marianne die, using some of my own handmade, double sided felt, which I had left over from some felting projects.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafts and Me - #146 - Anything Goes 
Fantasy Stampers - #6 - Rose Garden - I made rolled roses
Kitty Bee - #19 - Things with Wings
Creative Corner - A Little Birdie
Card Makin' Mamas - #82 - Splish Splash - I used shimmer sprays and water
Milk Coffee - At Least 2 Flowers
Papertake - Bingo - Gems, Die Cuts, Flowers


  1. Hi Wendy, beautiful card, lovely image and embellishments. Love how you've inked up the background, Kate x

  2. Wendy, Your card is stunning all of the distress is beautifully done and all of the embellis and attention to detail truly shows through!!

  3. This is so lovely. Thanks for joining in at Milkcoffee this time. Good luck, Lou DT x

  4. What a wonderful card. I like what you added feather, great emphasis is towards the bird. Thank you showed her in the challenge of Card Makin Mamas. Good Luck
    Vesi-DT CMM

  5. Wow stunning thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers good luck Hugs Sandra DT xx

  6. A beautiful card,gorgeous image. Marlene

  7. so stunning wendy.gorgeous bird and i love your pretty flowers and soft colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  8. wow the whole design is stunning and all those details are it

    thanks for taking part at CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGES and good luck on winning our prize.

    Love Melxxx

  9. Beautifully laid out card! Thanks for joining the Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  10. A beautiful vintage themed card, Wendy and those felt roses are fab. Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx


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