Tuesday 15 July 2014

birds of a feather

Well time is really flying and if blogger is working properly this should be published on the 15th of July for the launch of a new Sweetlilac flowers challenge.
At this time I should be sunning myself.......

Back to the card....I started with a piece of white card. Using watering can archival ink i stamped the nest and the swallow from a Tim Holtz set. (They are a smaller size)Then i used old paper and tumbled glass distress inks and tinted the card using stencil brushes. Around edges I added some antique linen and then some iced spruce with a blending tool.

I then used antique linen, vintage photo, evergreen bough distress markers to colour images. Using same colours of distress inks I used Tim Holtz mini stamps around the background. Then I stamped sentiment from Tim Holtz in black archival and clear embossed.

You can see embossing in this pic.

For the embellishments I chose Sweetlilac blooms that had the same tones as my main image. I arranged them on a piece of burlap to add texture and added a pearl on main flower and some leaves underneath.

The 2 small tags are fussy cut from some heartfelt creations papers. I thought they really went well with the colour tones of card, but see what you think.

The feathers, again a Tim Holtz stamp, are stamped in first and second generation ink and fussy cut. Then i tucked them underneath the flower cluster. 
The whole card was then mounted on kraft card and I added 2 brown pearls at the top left hand side of topper.

So I hope you like my offering. Please join us over at sweetlilac challenge. Don't forget the winner will get a lovely hamper of Sweetlilac flowers, Theresa xx


  1. Gorgeous card and love the beautiful embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  2. Great card Theresa, will lovely colour tones...the feathers and Sweet Lilac Flowers make the perfect embellishments....enjoy your holiday...hugs...xxx

  3. Gorgeous as usual Theresa The stamping is wonderful and those feathers are just the right colours set the whole card off a treat xxx

  4. This beautiful Theresa I love your your layout too. Xx

  5. gorgeous Theresa! Love the soft, natural colours and the pretty feather/flower arrangement. xxx

  6. thank you ladies. much appreciated xx