Friday, 23 March 2012

~ Some more Shabby Vintage ~

I know not another one, it will be my last for a while as I have some more 3 dimensional projects I'm doing ATM.

Now I've uploaded the photo I've noticed that it looks like the bird is balancing the heart on his tail. Well what can I say he is is a very clever bird & it's too late to change it as it is well and truly glued down now LOL!

I made my own background paper for this one using some of my favourite labels, script and post mark stamps. I stamped them using coffee archival ink and toned it down with picket fence stain. I used distress inks in old paper and victorian velvet to tint the paper. The frame, hinge, flower and heart are also made using this paper. The bird is painted using fresco finish paints.

I'm entering this for the following challenges

Simon Say Stamp and show us your Handmade backgrounds
One stop craft challenge ~  handmade flowers
Sugarcreek Hollow ~ layers 

Have a lovely crafty weekend,  hopefully it will be a sunny one XX


Anonymous said...

I never tire of your Shabby cards Paula.
The birdie doing the balancing art brings a touch of whimsy which is delightful - even though it was not intended.
Your bg paper is so beautiful and satisfying that you created it yourself.

Lin said...

Such a pretty creation. I love just the hint of colouring on the stamped image it really fits the whole design perfectly.

Lin xx

Ann B said...

I love your background Paula, so delicate and of course my favourite (and latest purchase) stamp to top it off, and it doesn't matter one bit about the balancing bird - he is so clever.


Sue said...

Another lovely card Paula. The frame is great and love the paper you made for the background. I've been making my own papers for a while now and really enjoy the process.

Deborah said...

This makes me thing of sugared almonds, Paula. Which is good :-)

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful card Paula and the gold edgings make the whole card lush. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely card Paula and great background paper. Love also how you have edged all the die cuts with gold.

Shelley said...

Such a preety card, lovely handmade flowers. Thanks for joining in with this weeks OSCC xx

Maria said...

You do this style so well Paula, this is beautiful, and I love the background you've created (and the very clever bird!). I believe the sun will be shining most of the weekend :-)

Maria x

Katie K said...

Hi Paula,
Your background paper is just gorgeous. It is very dreamy and romantic, perfect match for the main image. I love your style and never get tired of another one!
Have a great weekend,

Anonymous said...

Another beauty Paula. It is always a treat to see your creations. Love your background paper.
Have a great weekend.
Florence x

Redanne said...

Beautiful, beautiful dreamy card, it is so lush. I didn't notice the balancing act until you mentioned it. It certainly does not detract in any way. Gorgeous.

MD said...

Superbe réalisation bravo

Daniele said...

such a wonderful creation, love the frame