Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Bird Challenge for You

In conjunction with her first kit release in her Etsy shop, the Vintage Page Designs Bird Kit, Ali Manning is hosting a bird challenge on her blog. Vintage Page Designs.  

As guest designer for her limited edition kit, here is the sample I made for her challenge:

About my card:  
I used one of the beautiful quality blank cards that Ali sent me.  I set out to paint a background to match the birds that I fussy cut from one of the kit pages--each page a vintage original in pristine condition. I ended up using a mixture of Adirondack acrylic paints mixed with ArtQuest USA MicaColor watercolors in vintage tones.  I added the lace trim from the kit.  Ali packages her products so beautifully that I hate to open them.  Obviously I did open them, but saved every bit of wrap.  Some of that wrap is the twine behind the Jenni Bowlin banner I created to make the word chirp.  I photographed my card resting on top of one of the vintage dictionary pages from the kit.

I hope you have time to play along with the bird challenge. You'll find the details on Ali's blog HERE along with inspirational samples from the other guest designers.


Chris said...

Lovely card, Helene. The birds are wonderful - such patience to fussy cut them :o)

Netty said...

Beautiful work Helene. x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, love the use of the lace.

Brenda Brown said...

Love that soft background and the contrast with those gorgeous birds in the foreground. A great card Helene and beautiful kits.
hugs {brenda} xox

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, love the pearl in the beak and the flags look great!

Micupoftea~ said...

Oh, love the birds..the banner is fun :)
Have a great week~

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Vintage perfection!

Barb said...

What a sweet card, luv it !!

Ali Manning said...

I love this piece, Helene - I can't decide if I love the strip of lace the best or the cute bunting at the top. I think the bunting wins, it's so charming! Thanks for creating such an amazing and inspiring piece of art!!

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