Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Anniversary Wishes


I made this card from stuff that was just hanging around my desk.  The stencilled panel has been lying around since I did the Stencilled online class, the leaves are spares from a card I made in January, and the birdcage has been in my stash for too long.

I coloured the kraft birdcage and heart with a gold brush pen, sponged Bundled Sage Distress Ink onto the stencilled panel, stamped a sentiment banner, then put it all together with the help of a pearl and some wire.

I'm entering it into the following challenges:

Just Add Ink colour challenge:


Simply Create Too Shopping Your Stash

Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes With Pearls


Stamps: Paper Smooches Reflections, Stamping Bella Happy Anniversary

ETA:  At Kimberly's suggestion, I'm also entering it into Unscripted Sketches


21 comments:

  1. Elegant and dimensional and simply lovely, Shirley ... my desk never has such loveliness hanging around on it! Anita :)

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  2. Shirley, your card is simple and clean, but with so much to look at! I love the subtle green sponging over the textured background. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

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  3. From a bit of this and that you have created a pretty spectacular card. I really like this, that cage is so cute, the whole look really works well.

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  4. .......and they all look like they were meant to be together! A lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  5. CAS all the way. Fine use of leftovers.

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  6. ...sure wish I had a desk like yours....with sweet treasures hanging out, just waiting to be turned into something fabulous! Love the lightly inked stenciled area. Great mix of this & that, especially the single pearl!

    I'm off to visit my daughter in Calgary so will be MIA once again for about a week. We have planned to meet Carol from Just Me C while we're there!!!So exciting - can hardly wait!

    See you when I get back XX OO

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  7. Such a stunning card, especially from all the tidbits on your desk! I love the background and how you layered all those beautiful elements, Shirley! Gorgeous card!

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  8. Perfect anniversary card! Love all the textures you created in this card, Shirley! Gorgeous!

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  9. It was meant to be! Beautiful and serene!

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  10. I love your stenciled background Shirley and how the colour peeps through the bird cage. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  11. I adore this!!!! I would love if you linked this to unscripted sketches, as it is so lovely needs to be shared whenever it can!!! (Smiles!!)
    Me= huge fan!!!

    Hugz Kimberly!!

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  12. Hello again!! Thanks for adding this lovely birdcage to US! Cool stuff!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful with so many gorgeous details! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

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  14. Another stunning card! How are you doing that?! Your cards are so beautiful!

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  15. Fabulous card - love this! Thanks for playing at US!

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  16. Really fabulous card! Love the stenciling!! Thanks for playing this week at Simply Create Too!

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  17. Beautiful card, I love everything element that you've used! Thanks for playing along with US this week!

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  18. Shirley: Your card is beautiful!! I love it--just kept looking at all your details over & over! Glad you joined our "Use Your Stash Challenge #56". Hope you enter in all our Simply Create Too upcoming challenges also.

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://SimplyCreateToo.blogspot.com
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  19. A golden cage for an anniversary card... should I read something into this?!?!? Lovely texture, my friend. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too with this beauty.

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  20. Beautiful card! I wish I had all those gorgeous bits hanging around my desk! I love the embossed background. The whole card is stunning. Thanks for playing at Paper Smooches Sparks!

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