I made this card to post to my blog last week for Art Neko. I started it quite a while back, stamping and colouring the main image which I imagined to be a birdhouse, after colouring it I started to wonder. Anyway, it seemed to me that it would make a great shaker - so it was a bit of a pain that I'd stamped it on good thick watercolour card! But I managed to cut out all the apertures in it. My shaker fill is actually all the tiny little bits left after cutting a Spellbinders border for something, they looked as if they would make a good shaker so I kept them in a little tub, and the colours went well with this image. I used gold stickers to edge the panel.
For the base, I wanted to go with the garden feel so I thought of using this coarse mesh, which I stitched to the card. I ended up sponging it round the edges with Peeled Paint to add a bit of definition. And then I spent a few days wondering where to go next...The collage paper seemed to pick up on the blooms in the image, so I layered that under the shaker panel. And then to finish it all off, I added the stamped sentiment, a couple of butterflies and the leaf trim which was a RAK - timely, as I used to have some years ago but it's all gone by now. It still seemed to be missing something, so I added lots of Liquid Pearl dots in two shades of pink, which picked up on both the stamped image and the paper.
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Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017 GMT Views: 225
Registered: June 27, 2012 Location: Washington Posts: 15052
Sat, Sep 09, 2017 @ 6:05 PM
OMGosh...I LOVE all that you have done to this lovely card! That mesh bg...the green distressed edges and stitching...so perfect. I think a beauifully-colored, Asian birdhouse and you are right the pattened dp so highlights your beautiful blossom.
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