Thursday, 25 June 2009


Today I am entering the challenge at The Sugar Bowl where they have a fabulous sketch and an additional requirement to use the colour 'kraft' in your design.

The sketch was a dream to follow and as luck would have it, I have a little stash of kraft paper and so was able to use that.

I used plain kraft card as my base and inked the edges with gold ink.
I machine stitched on, a piece of Hambly kraft paper The Birdcages which I had also edged with gold ink.

Here is what I came up with:

I took another piece of plain kraft paper, inked the edges with gold and machine stitched on a piece of vellum paper decorated with golden musical notes.
The hinges are made from Tim Holtz grunge board which again I inked with gold and used little gold coloured brads from my stash to attach.

The image is a Leanne Ellis design called Fly Free. This design also includes a birdcage which I have chosen not to use here. I coloured her with my copics and added some Prima flowers to her hair.

The birdcages at the top right and bottom left hand corners were cut from another Hambly ~ Screen Print paper.

To the bottom left birdcage I added a white button which I had decorated with a little brown bird rub on.

I added a strip of sheer white ribbon across the centre of the design and machine stitched on a piece a of lace. The flower in the top corner was made with a layer of various flowers from my stash and I added a strip of flower lace to the centre.

Before I go I just want to thank Penni at Lazy Cats Cards for the lovely blog award that she left for me.

Thank you Penni! I know that there are rules to follow but I will have to come back to that as I'm in a bit of a rush!

Thank you for looking.

kat - keeley

having a {me} day


Riet said...

Wowwww Kat,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colour.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Lilian said...

Wowww! That is one GORGEOUS card! Love it! Love it! Fabulous coloring of the cute Leanne Ellis image with the markers! I love your color combo of kraft and gold! The details are just amazing! Gold stitching, yummy flowers, lace ribbons, hinges and the musical backgrounds!
Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

Elaine said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love it. Gorgeous stitching and details.

Juls said...

love this card!! Clever use of the birdcages! all the detail works so well, its just so pretty!

Kathy said...

Oh my word!! This is gorgeous!! Love your Kraft paper and what you have done with it!! Brilliant!! The bird cages are fabulous!! Wow so pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along with the challenge!

sylvia said...

what a beautiful card!
nice colours
hugs sylvia

Yvonne Randall said...

It's not just the sketch, it's the wondeful colour combination that you've chosen which make your cards beautiful.