Friday, February 4, 2011

Joan's Weekly Challenge #5


It is time for a new challenge over at Joan's Gardens.  This week we are to: 
  • Use Coral/pink and Green for the colors
  • A Birthday Sentiment
  • Vintage Paper
  • Handmade or Punch flower
This week I have made a very dimensional card.  I layered a piece of Webster's Pages design paper onto a black background.  The bird cage was cut out with the Tim Holtz "Caged Bird" Sizzix die, using black card stock.  I conditioned the cage using one of the tools from the "Flower Tool Kit" to give it a rounded shape.  I find myself using this tool kit for so many things.   The bird on the "Caged Bird" die was too large for what I wanted, so I cut a bird out from the Sizzlits "Birds &n Branches" die.  I love how he turned out.  I bet you can't guess what I used for him.  I had a "paint chip" that had a marble like finish on it and used it.  On one end of this paint chip was a solid blue so I cut the bird out again and used the solid color for the wing and tail.  The bird was attached to the bird cage with dimensional tape. 

Using a lot of different small flower and leaf punches,  I created my flower arrangement.  Everything was attached with liquid glue.  The butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch.  It has the two sizes of butterflies on it.  I lightly sponged around the wings before adding them.  

The birthday greeting is from the new JustRite "Birthday Sentiments" set.  The frame is from another new JustRite set "Decorative Border Variety" set.  I love this new Birthday Sentiment set because there are 9 beautiful sentiments.  The border set has 6 different borders in different sizes/shapes.  

I hope you will join us this week in the challenge at Joan's Gardens.  Remember, you have a chance to win a nice prize for entering plus everyone who has won a challenge will be in a drawing at the end of the year for a $100 gift certificate from Joan's Gardens.  If you win more than one challenge, which is done by a random drawing, you will be entered again in the end of the year drawing.  

All products in bold print can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.

Hope you have a great weekend. 

 

19 comments:

Stay True To God said...

Awesome card... super creative!!! :) God bless & big hugs... Tracy

CraftinGranny said...

I love that bird cage. How did you shape it so it's not flat? Have the tool kit on order from Joan and can't wait to get it. May have to add that cage to my order....lol Maybe then some of flowers will be more like yours. I love your flowers!! "Hugs" Carol

Yvonne Russell said...

A beautiful card... love the flowers too.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I have the birdcage die, but have never put it to paper! Love what you did with it! Your flowers are to die for!

Donna said...

This is darling, Selma. I love your flowers. Your colors are beautiful!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Very,very creative! So spring like! We have robins back... is there hope for spring?

laurie said...

YOU ARE AWESOME! So inspiring. Thanks you Selma for sharing your creativeness.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! Now I have to get the bird cage die. Blast! Keep up the great work and inspirational designs. I love it!
Jackie
Oregon

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh wow...just beautiful selma!! I love this!

Payne Holler Cards said...

eeeks! over the top....ok, this cage is definitely on my list..list is getting pretty big LOL

Olena said...

OMG! This is beautiful card! Olena

JustYolie said...

Ah!! This is so beautiful!! Love the flowers! Gorgeous card.

Carol L said...

Your beautifully detailed card is just gorgeous with the bird and pretty flowers! I love it!!

Olga said...

Oh my stars!!!! Selma this is breath taking!!!!

Colleen said...

Selma,
Love, love the bird cage and bird. The flowers are beautiful too!

Hussena said...

This is such a wonderful b'day card, love the concept and u have used lovely colors as usual.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Totally adorable Selma, love the bird cage die!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card. Love that birdcage! Paint chips come in handy, I've used them quite a bit. :)

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I missed this one the other day when you posted it. I haven't used my Tim Holtz bird cage yet. This is just lovely!

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