Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Over-the-top Bird Cage Card





Okay, so this card is a bit different for me. I love how it turned out although I think it is a bit over the top for my style. Still can't believe I created this. It was a work in progress and each time I visited the project I added something to it. Made it for my friend Jae's birthday and am entering it in three challenges: Sunday Stamper , Gingersnaps and Alter It Monthly. All of these have the theme of wings/birds/feathers. Let me know what you think!
Here is my list of supplies/tools:
**Birdcage die from Tim Holtz' Alterations line by Sizzix
**On the Edge dual border die from Tim Holtz' Alterations line by Sizzix
**Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord
**text from an old book
**blender tool
**bronze brads
**various beads
**copper embroidery floss
**Peacock w/gold doodles overlay by K&Company
**chain from piece from Tim Holtz' Idea-ology line
**purple and aqua Bazzil cs
**D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder by Provo Craft
**Gold Origami paper (for birdcage)
**white Perfect Pearls and Mini Mister by Ranger
**Glossy Accents (to adhere overlay)

17 comments:

Amy said...

I love cages and yours is beautiful..especially with all the sweet beading!

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow, this is truly stunning Deanna and not at all over the top.. tis just perfect and I bet it looks ever better in the real.. thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper and the Gingers too x

Netty said...

Beautiful work, Annette

SmilynStef said...

What a gorgeous background ... love the colors over the text.

Lori said...

Really stunning, love how you used all the dies together, very cool!

Katy said...

The beads are such a lovely addtion to the die cut motif. Great colours too. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations.

ellen s. said...

that is just so cool!

June Houck said...

So fun, Deanna! I am glad I saw this one in person. Terrific card. My blog friend, Linda (Favorite Spot on Earth blog) used this bird cage with that grunge board you like...

Zuzu's Blog said...

Thankyou for your comment :)

And this piece is beautiful.. we have Birds of a Feather as the theme over on A;ter It Monthly . We wold love it if you felt like sharing it with everyone there by leaving a comment and a link :) its very fitting for the theme

donna said...

I think your card is wonderful. The bird is so cool. I have been playing with the TH cage lately. It is a fun one.

Neet said...

Works for me and I do not think it is over the top. I love it - and the bird is divine.

Missantrhopics said...

Colours are divine. The whole piece is beautiful and I specially love the bird!

Terry said...

Decided to take a look at some of your other works of art! Love this! That BC die is one of my favorites! Stunning!!!

Kay said...

I love it! All the different elements really work well together. Love the peacock, he is too cute!

Gillian said...

What a gorgeous card Deanna, not OTT in any shape or form, all the dies work perfectly together,thank you for joining in with our challenge this month.

Deb said...

Love, love, love what you did with this piece! The colors are to die for.

Lisa said...

U do such wonderful works!lovely to see =)