Monday 1 August 2011

Watch the Birdie with Our Vintage Affair Design Team New Challenge

Good evening to you all in the land of blog
Today sees the new challenge at 

Remember the first challenge of the month is always a layout challenge, but pop back on the 15th of the month for the card/altered item challenge

So the sketch for the August Layout is this stunning one, with the theme of Birds

Having been given some lovely papers by our Sponsor 

I could not wait to get started, so here is what I created for my design team inspirational piece
The base papers are from Grimsby Crafts and then the top paper is one of the lovely papers from Niki, just perfect for the theme and my ideas.  I tore and distressed all around the edge of the papers Niki had provided using my little old baby wipes and Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" distress ink.  I tore down a little at the top right.  I stole from one of my vases the tops of some twirl twigs and tied these together with twine to frame the image.  The image is from the first wedding I attended and the photo was taken from behind the paid photographer, so you can see all those guests with their cameras and the bride and groom performing those horrid photo stunts.  I hung a Marianne die cut bird cage from the twig after coating the die cut in Tim Holtz old paper crackle paint. The little birds were purchased oh so long ago from Hobby Craft, I painted these in the crackle paint too.  The floral sweep on the bird cage well let me tell you these were some dolls house hanging baskets, which I cut to pieces and used, a perfect size.  I added a feather to the torn piece at the top, some nestie leaves and a couple of Marianne fern scrolls. The little flowers are from Rui Tong.  I added some stick on butterflies but coloured them with copics to turn them pink to match the lettering. I love how it turned out.

Here are some close ups
 oh almost forgot added some tiny gold beads to the bottom of the bird cage.
The little bit of fluff the added feather
Oh almost forgot the little bird charm too, but here he is :)

Now don't forget to pop over and see what my wonderful team mates have created for your inspiration.

I would like to say hello to all of my new followers, hope you like what I work on and that you may pop and join in with us at Our Vintage Affair.

As always and very importantly thank you to you all for your wonderful comments, and thank you for taking the time to leave them, I appreciate all of them.

If you had not noticed my candy was won recently but another took it's place, so if you like what you see today and want to see more of what we get up to at Our Vintage Affair, pop here enter the candy and follow along with me.

I am entering this layout into the following challenges

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Happileigh Scrappin - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - In the Garden
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Make my Monday - Things with Wings
Kenny K - Metal Embellishment 
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything but a card
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes



Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgeous layout . love all the different elements .Thanks for linking up to make it monday
Lisa x

Jodi said...

Very nice layout! Elegant and impressive. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion Challenges!

CraftYourPassion said...

Thank you for joining us this week for "Anything Goes" at Craft Your Passion Challenges!!


KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great layout kate, beautiful design and picture.
gorgeous decorations.

greetings karin

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow this is totally stunning, i luv all the detail you have on it, a beautiful page, a gorgeous gift, sue,x

Natali said...

ha ha.. So nice pic you choose for this scetch.. Funny!! And again detailes.. detailes..detailes... Sometimes i want to ask you make photo clearly and i can check all cornes ))) Leaves and flowers like alive!! Batterflies as well.. Great job Kate!!! Love it!!!!
Hugs, Natali (SME)

Anna-Lotta said...

Lovely... so elegant :)

Arline said...

This is just stunning! So pretty!x

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

It's so nice to see an LO as entry in our challenge. Wonderful work, Kate! Love the detailed work. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Layout Kate, I like all the detail.
Kevin xx

Shirley-Anne said...

hello Kate. What a delightful card .Love the layers and butterfly embellishing and the little bird charm .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday ..

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

A stunning masterpiece for the theme. Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge.

Cazro said...

A super lay out page, you can almost feel the wonderful atmosphere. Thanks for playing along at MMM. Caz

Dawn said...

Kate you did a beautiful job! I saw your layout directly under my card at Make it Monday so I had to pop in to say hi!
Dawn xx

Debbie said...

So elegant! Beautiful job! Great layout!

pinky said...

Wow its just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Suzi B said...

Fabulous layout, love it.
thank you for joining in the Make My Monday challenge.
Suzi B

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

very pretty!
thanks for showing us at KKKG!!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous layout Kate and yes I will be doing the layouts for the 1st of each month now that I have the first one out the way *grins*.

Tammy said...

Really beautiful Kate, love all the embellishments.

Mandy said...

Beautiful page Kate, so pretty and perfectly embellished.
I did chuckle at you pinching the flowers out the vase, I'm forever doing that & when I want a change and buy some new one's they always have to be multi purpose, pretty in the vase and pretty on a card lol.
Thanks so much for supporting Lyndall's card appeal Kate, I know she'll be thrilled with one of your stunners :)
hugs Mandy xx

ARTfulWings said...

Wow - a very elegant layout Kate - love it Polly xx

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Amanda xx said...

I'm just sorting out this LO page..i forget about scrapbooking....which is really naughty of me.....coz its my first love before cards... i always end up making scrapbooks for i am going to join this blog and make them for thanks soooo mcuh for the inspiration xxxxx Amanda

ladyjanet_56 said...

Lovely Layout Kate, why do I sound surprised I don't know I love the fluffy bit & flowery branches. Janet

tiggertastic said...

this is amazing, fantastic work

Thanks so much for joining in the fun this week and don't forget to check back tomorrow for the winner and a new theme over at Kenny K

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Star said...

Just gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin'!

xx Star

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