Friday, September 10, 2010

LOC Vintage Bird

I have had fun creating my own DP using the Layers of Color Touch of Elegance Clear Art Stamps.  I used three shades of Distressing Inks - Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain and  a blue, stamping some of the images from the set randomly onto the page


The Backyard Bird has been cut out using the Oval Nestibililtie the bird is coloured with SU Chalks and has had Kindy Glitz lightly added to give the bird some shimmer!  This is then layered onto the Labels 4 Nestibilitie that has been embossed with the Textiles Embossing Folder.

A gorgeous flower from Wild Orchid Flowers is added and some lace flowers which are part of a RAK from Gunn placed either side, followed by some Chocolate Kaiser half pearls

The final touch is this gorgeous lace that was sent to me by my Mum Lesley Aka SuperNan - it belonged to my Great Grandmother - beautiful isn't it!

This is for the following challenges:
Pile It On - Layers
Pocket Full of Posies - Floral Fantasy
Artful Inkables - Distressed Out
Marks Finest Papers - Five if Something - pearls
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Vintage Summer
Stampin for the Weekend - Shabby or Vintage

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered.  You are invited to join us on our SNR Group where there is lots of fun and chatter (No surprises there I know! LOL)  There are also discounts and previews that are exclusive for the Group Members - come and join us!!

Thank you for your comments and all of the encouragement you leave me here, it is appreciated!!!  I love seeing that you have visited - it makes my day!  It is Friday night here  - a wet and cold one, great for crafting while the family watches a movie and I listen to it!  I love being around the family when I craft, it is always such a nice place to be!!  God bless you I hope you have a great weekend ahead of you!!


  1. This is so lovely Linda! The way you colored the bird is exquisite and love the embossed Nestie behind the focal image. Beautiful dp, lace and flower too. Sets it off just right...pray you have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Lovely Linda, your little bird is wonderfully colored Very nice distressing job that enhance the image and blends so well with the layout. Beutiful DP, rich and warm colors. Love the lace addition. Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and hope to see you again soon.

  3. Beautiful bird image and your coloring technique and wonderful embellishments establish the perfect vintage feel!

  4. Oh, Linda that bird is colored to perfection!!
    Your work has such a beautiful vintage look.
    Have a great weekend!

  5. Wow!! Is this ever beautiful!! I love all of the pretty detailing here. So lovely, Linda!!
    Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

  6. Beautiful card! Love the lace and the embossed layoer behind the bird!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  7. What fabulous textures on this gorgeous card!! Beautiful work, Linda!

    Thank you so much for sharing this exquisite design with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's challenge!!

  8. Beautiful, Linda! Very 'earthy'. Yes, your grandmother's lace is gorgeous.

  9. Linda this is just gaw-juss, perfect',etc etc - I run out of superlatives when I come to your blog!! This just jumps out at me it is delightful.

  10. Absolutely STUNNING!! And that lace is breath-taking ... I don't know that I would have had the heart to use it ... but it sure is gorgeous!!! As always ... thanks for inspiration!

  11. Linda- oh my - your bird is spectacular! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  12. Very pretty card - love how you did the bird!!!

  13. What a fabulous card! I absolutely love it and all the detail you've added!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular last week! So sorry I am just now visiting you and leaving a message for this fantastic creation you've made but I fell completely behind in my blog hopping responsibilities last week. I'm just now getting the chance to check out all our entries from last week's Distress It challenge! Please forgive me and I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


  14. Linda I love that lace chick!! Beautiful! I hope you are having a great week girlfriend!

  15. This is wonderful Linda!!! Awesome job with the distressing and beautiful colours!!! Thanks so much for playing along with the BBB challenge!!

  16. Beautiful Linda! Don't know why but I just got this post tonight the 15th!!! Anyway... sure is beautiful! Love the glitz on the bird and that gorgeous flower!


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