Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Inky Fingers

Thank you for all the tales of making daisy chains yesterday, I'm so glad to hear that this tradition is alive and well :-) Do you ever get the urge to get your fingers inky? Sometimes, I just love to get all my distress ink pads out and get working with bits of sponge. I just start putting inks down and get a surprise when the card is finished. That's how it was with this one...

"Inky Fingers"

I love the pearlescent shimmer you get from Perfect Pearls powders, that's how I achieved the gold shimmery effect in the background. The songthrush and branches are diecut from white card and coloured with distress inks, with some detail added using distress markers. Finally, the letters are cut from my precious stash of Tim Holtz' papers. We don't use any slug pellets, or any other pesticides for that matter, and consequently have a huge array of birds in our wilderness of a garden, including songthrushes. When my veg patch is suffering, I can always console myself by listening to the birdsong :-)

Sizzix / Hero Arts stamp set -
Marianne bird & branch die
Tim Holtz "Lost and Found" paper pad
distress ink pads & markers
Perfect Pearls - Heirloom Gold
cardstock: 300gsm white
adhesives: PVA, Pinflair

Entered for the following challenge: Charisma Cardz - Happy Birthday!


  1. This is so pretty. Thanks for joining our Birthday challenge at Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  2. I absolutely love how you have coloured the background Maddy. The shimmer looks so effective. The detail you have added to the die cut bird brings the the whole card to life.
    Now that we have 2 cats we don't get so many bird in our garden which is a shame.
    Hugs Sue

  3. A great creation hun! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  4. Fantastic card! Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz Challenge and good luck!



  5. A fabulous birthday card, simply elegant.

  6. Such a stunning creation. Thank you so much for joining us to Celebrate Charisma Cardz 4th Birthday.

  7. That background colouring is amazing Maddy. And I love the shimmer of the perfect pearls. Oh here, I meant to ask you what you thought of your distress markers? I keeping "Um'ing and Ah'ing" over them and Im not sure whether I'd get my monies worth from them. I'll email you and ask about them. Plus as a Perfect Pearls virgin and using them for the first time of Jay and Karen's wedding invites....I have more questions for you. I'll email you after I read the rest of your posts here. Gorgeous card. Lee x


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