Saturday, 30 April 2011

simply stampin' challenge, week 5

Colour Challenge time!! Now this week I would like to say a special thanks to Vicky for lending me some cardstock as I didn't have two of the colours in the challenge, they just aren't colours that appealed to me, although I may be having a change of heart about one of them! 

So without further ado, here are the colours in this week's challenge...

And the outcome...

For You (Birdcages)

Stamp Set: Every Little Bit 
Cardstock: Whisper White (textured), Basic Grey, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Versamark
 Punches: Modern Label, 1" Circle, Two Step Bird
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Linen Thread
Extras: White Gel Pen, Paper Piercer, Tombo Mono, Dimensionals

As I said a couple of these colours, I didn't have - Basic Grey and Always Artichoke! 
I started off with a rough idea that I wanted to use images from Every Little Bit using heat embossing and and a circle punch. I decided to use the bird cage as I love the image and have yet to use it!! Can you believe it!?!  I embossed quite a few, origionally intending to have them in some sort of a 3x3 pattern but when I was laying everything out I just thought, No, this is too boring. I've done a lot of cards like that before, I guess its one of my safety layouts. So I began playing with the circles at different heights, suspended somehow and suddenly thought how cool would it be to have these little birdcages hanging with linen thread on a branch!
I didn't have a long enough branch so used three branches from the two step bird punch joined together. I finished off the card by handwriting the sentiment on the modern label punch in the bottom left hand corner. It really filled the gap and rounded of the card. 
I did say one colour is growing on me, and that one is Always Artichoke! How lovely is it!?! 

Please do let me know what you think. I love reading all your comments! They really do make my day! 

Hope you do take part in this week's challenge. For the other lovely talented design team member's designs head on over to the Simply Stampin' Challenge blog! I look forward to seeing all your entries! 

Amanda xoxo


  1. Amanda, this card is just beautiful!! When I saw the stamp, my first thought was, I haven't seen that in the catalogue, it can't be SU! so I came to your blog to find out, and it is, silly me! This set may just finds itself in my next order!
    kelly xx

  2. Really lovely Amanda, I too thought this wasn't an SU stamp at first! I like how you have joined the branches to make a bigger one.

  3. thanks guys! It is a very cute stamp! :) xx

  4. Great use of these cages, I haven't used my set for ages, I must dust it off after seeing this, lovely!
    Hugs xx

  5. Great way to use the birdcages - fab card.