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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Monday, 20 February 2012

A Little Bird Told Me...

Tomorrow is my sisters birthday and this is the card I have made for her.The base card is 5x7 inch ivory thick card with a panel of dark green deckle edged green card mounted to leave a small border.The next layer is very pale pink card embossed with a Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder, and torn around the edge. The main image is a Chocolate Baroque stamp from a set called Pretty Birdcage and is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloured with Coloursoft pencils.The branch, bird and two front flowers are lightly decopaged, (just two layers).The shading  is done with Tattered Rose DI and the ribbon coloured with the same ink.The little gold bird is cut with a Marrianne die and to finish I hung an Ideaology chain tassle onto a birdcage charm and fixed it to the die cut with a brad.

I am entering this for Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes Stamptacular Sunday Challenge- Charm me ( use a charm)
Make it Monday # 77 - Always Anything Goes.


  1. love this card, saw it on MIM xx

  2. Just lovely Jean and beautifully coloured.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  3. Lovely card Jean. I'm sure Dorothy will love it. Ben took mine to post so I am hoping it has arrived safely. That little charm is just right on there. I haven't found a use for mine yet. You manage to do pale and subtle so well. Why are we so different?! Kate xx

  4. Fabulous! Love that charm! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning Good luck!
    Rene :D

  5. This is beautifully delicate & I've been sitting savouring the details. Your brick embossed torn panel compliments the image perfectly & I love your colouring of those flowers combined with the softness of your ribbon (both colour & texture). The little charm & tassel are a lovely embellishment. I like the way your die-cut bird echoes the stamped one too.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Gorgeous card, love the embellishments.
    Yvonne x

  7. Very pretty card Jean. I love the colours and the charm. Your sister is very lucky. Dianne.

  8. Lovely card Jean, gorgeous image.
    Avril x

  9. Jean, this is stunning, and I love the brick wall embossing, it's really effective! The images are beautiful, I love how you've coloured this so delicately.

    Take care
    Maria x

  10. Wow, this is gorgeous! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane (I am #115)

  11. Hi

    Really pretty card, very soft and feminine. The charm is such a wonderful touch too.

    Thank you for sharing with us this week at Make It Monday.

    Michelle :o)

  12. So very very pretty Jean! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

    M x

  13. Oh so delicate. Gorgeous card.

    I saw it on MIM.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  14. Hi Jean, Have been looking through your blog and admiringEVERYTHING!! This is a really beautiful card I love the colours and your sister will treasure it I know. Thanks for the comments on my blog
    Carol xx