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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Come Fly With Me?

This is the card I made originally for the St. Lukes Charity Challenge where the theme this month is come Fly With me - anything that flies. The reason I didn't post it straight away is that while entering a different challenge I realised that that card fitted the St. Lukes theme as well so decided to enter it at the same time. So here is entry number two. My husband commented that he doubted whether this little chap with his rather fat tummy could live up to my caption of Flying High ! I think he looks pretty perky though and well able to make it.
I began by masking off a rectangle roughly in the centre of my card and colouring it with cut and dry foam and Distress inks in several shades of blue.( sorry I don't remember exactly which ones.) Then I stamped the bird and the words  with Onyx Black Versafine and used a glue pen to add some ultra fine crystal glitter to the flower trail. I think I  should have heat embossed the stamped image because the bird didn't look really black so I coloured over it with a black Marvy pen, not an ideal practice I know but I think it improved the overall appearance a bit.I just added some black gems along the bottom of the card to finish it off. The stamp I used is from an Inkadinkado set and the words from a Craft Stamper freebie. I will be sending both of my cards to St. Lukes where they will be sold to help raise funds for the St. Lukes Hospice in Sheffield. It is not a condition of entry in their challenges but it is a worthy cause if you can spare the cards.


  1. I just adore this little chap - he looks like he's trying so hard to fly high! Love the trailing flowers and inspirational sentiment. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

  2. A really elegant card and your image is goregous thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes charity card challenge..please come back again next month


  3. Another stunning entry for our challenge - I think I'm with your husband though - he looks more of a diver bomber than a high flier ;-) I love the trail of flowers behind him and the shaded background you did sets him off perfectly. Thanks so much for flying with us again - hope you'll be back to check out our new challenge on Friday :-)
    Best wishes
    Tara x

  4. I have this stamp set and use it regularly. It`s made for a fabulous card and he is flying high in my opinion. Thank you so much for your continued support at St Lukes Charity Card Challenge, see you next month.
    Lynne xxx