Saturday, 13 August 2011

Sunny Side Up


The Ribbon Reel 'Citrus Sunshine'

Simon Says Stamp ands Show Tim Holtz techniques

Firstly, I love these colours aren't they beautiful? I'm pleased that I managed to make a smaller card this time - usually I go for 8x8 or make my own size up, but I've got everything on a 6x6 lol. I started this card by heavily distressing the edges of my paper, then did some fun layering - a die cut scallop, doily, and more die cut circles in various forms and topped it with this fab chipboard bird.


I've Shabby Shutters crackle paint on the bird and then flicked white paint over to give a mottled effect, and of course inked it! I used seam binding, lace for the bow and finished with pins and a Websters chiffon rose (cut of a length of trim)
I finished with a digi stamp butterfly and some little paper roses.


Pink Paislee 'Butterfly Garden' print paper
My Minds Eye 'Hazel' papers
Echo Park 'Lace Stripes' paper (yellow)
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in Shabby Shutters and Picket Fence
Rose chiffon trim, Websters
Basic Grey rub on
Butterfly did stamp, Two Peas In A Bucket
Lace & Seam binding



  1. This is simply gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week.

  2. Absolute beautiful perfection !!!
    wow, wow, wow...

  3. Oh my!! Shabby goodness at its best! So many lovely layers, the most amazing bow. It's lovely!!

  4. Beautiful colors - totally yummy! So many luscious layers and your ribbon/bow/flower element is awesome! Great job with the TH technique challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  5. What a stunning card!! Love the crackeled bird!

  6. Stunning Fran, I love all the layers and that sweet little crackle glazed bird. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight x

  7. This is SO gorgeous, lovely details! thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel.