Sunday, 24 March 2013

A Springtime Bird

Hi everyone,

Happy Sunday,

I've got a little springtime birdie for you today.



I used the faux airbrushing technique using Peacock Feathers and Stormy Sky DI's
Tim Holtz Caged Bird die, using gold miri card, embossed with Victorian Fleur EF
Stampin' Up sentiment, tag punch and bird punch for branch, kraft card
Hessian 'stuff' and glass seed beeds


The inspiration for this card came from the following challenges:
Craft Stamper 'Take It, Make It' Challenge - Faux Airbrushing Technique
Less is More Challenge week 112 - Use Beads and 
Addicted to CAS #9 - Spring 

That's me for today - short and sweet! I got a new washing machine fitted this week so I've been washing like a mad woman and now I've a ton of ironing and I'll have to at least do some of it or the kids won't have any uniforms for tomorrow! ... dashing away with the smoothing iron ....

Thanks for taking the time to come visit.

Take care
Suze xx


27 comments:

Monica said...

Oh how delicate and lovable with the sweetest sentiment possible. Those beads look so cute. And the mesh and gentle sponging too.

Viv's Visuals said...

Have some ironing here if you'd care to pop along....
Another great card!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

CAS just beautiful.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I am trying to resist but oh no, here it comes .... "so tweet"! I know, so predictable!!!
Adorable and I like the way you layered the birdie.
Wishes
Lynne

craftattack said...

Okay, I'll repeat what Lynne said, 'Tweeeet'. Gorgeous card! Hugs, Valerie

Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant card Suze, love that gorgeous blue inky technique:0) Did I hear you right? Ironing euugghhh!!! Sympathies LOL Gay x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful CAS card, love the little birdie.
Yvonne x

Rosemary said...

what a cool way to use beads, suze! fab card!!

Christine said...

Beautiful card!

Paula Whittaker said...

nice use of the faux airbrushing technique...thanks for taking part in the Craft Stamper Challenge.

Jenni's Jems said...

Looks like you've got the bug again and liking this new technique (have to show me sometime)it just makes the bird pop out at you! x

Susan said...

Suze, this is so pretty!! I love the embossing on the bird and the touch of blue in the background...very creative~!

Chrissie said...

Pretty little bird Suze!
The beads looks great!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jen said...

suze this is fab... love the embossed bird

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

chrissies said...

Such a pretty card--no fuss at all just beautiful

Love Chrissie xx

Von said...

That's darn cute Suze :)
Von ♥

Zoe Sanderson said...

~Adorable, great spot of colour and the texture on the bird so rich, beautiful XOXO

Kimberley said...

Very pretty birdie - lovely card.

Harriet Skelly said...

This is so sweet - I love your bird and the rhinestones. This is also a very creative design! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

Anne said...

Suze how pretty! Wish your birdie would tell spring to hurry up:)

baileyrosy.com said...

Dashing away with the smoothing iron lol that certainly shows your age and mine of course for remembering it. Such a delightful card Mrs B that faux airbrushing technique is just lovely, have you tried doing it on your face to get the wrinkles out !!!! Thank you so much for joining us with your pretty spring card and the best of luck

Marie

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Ooooh - this is fab. Suze! The gold birdie is gorgeous, and I love how you used the beads. Great faux airbrushing by the way!
Have a Happy Easter - Sylvia xx

Alexa said...

Short and sweet but really gorgeous! Sorry you had to stop to iron - sometimes clothes are a drag!!! x

Florence said...

Happy Easter Suze. I dont think you have wrinkles. You can tell that Marie is feeling better! lol! Gorgeous card. With my other hat on -Thank you for playing along with the Addicted to CAS challenge this week.
Have a wonderful weekend full of chocolate.
Florence x

Aileen said...

Love your gold birdie and use of the beads. Super tag sentiment too. x

Aileen said...

Love your gold birdie and use of the beads. Super tag sentiment too. x

Trish Latimer said...

Nice delicate use of Faux Airbrushing Suze!! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge!