Monday, 18 April 2011

Shabby Easter!

This little birdie is going in for the The Shabby Tearoom 'Doilies and lace' and Wild Orchid 'Wings' challenges.

For the card base, I folded an A3 sheet in half and  cut the top two corners to make the birdhouse shape. I covered it in paper and stuck my doilies on then run through a die cutter for the hole. The eaves of the birdhouse and the white eggs were crackle painted  (seems it's my 'thing' in this years Easter cards!). The eaves were created from some cardboard that I'd scalloped. The large crinkle flower was made by cutting 8 scallop circles wetting them and the scrunching up and leaving to dry, then folding them out a little and put a brad through. Really pleased with these. The doilies were printed with Pink Petticoat (yes, again... :) Tangerine Dots paper from 'Spooky Doodlies' and Sage. I have no idea where the paper came from, but thought it was a great look for a bird house. The eggs are also crackled / Glossy Accented / inked with VersaMagic 'sage' chalk ink. Finished it off with a Boss Kut die cut on the eaves.

Tim Holtz 'Picket Fence' Crackle Paint
Chipboard bird from Basic Grey's 'Porcelain'
Paper flowers Wild Orchid Crafts
Doodlebug 'All Mixed Up' rub on alphas
May Arts ribbon - faux suede leaves
Paper Cellar Paper Lace Doilie


  1. Love the flowers and the bird this is GORGEOUS!!!Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card this week in The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  2. Very sweet! Thanks for playing with us at WOC :-)

  3. what a beautiful handmade flower ! Have a happy easter