"An Easter Card"
This card has the standard book card construction.
"Left Hand Inside Panel"
The background for both panels has strips of lace. I can't bear to throw anything away, so these were odds and ends in my lace box that were too small to use for anything else. Tim Holtz' Seasonal paper stash provided the scene in the frame. The frame is decorated with gold metallic rub-on wax.
My husband has lots of girlfriends. Don't worry, they all have feathers! He keeps pet hens and also has a couple of pet cockerels. His favourite pet cockerel is called Chirpy, and this Graphics Fairy image is the spitting image of him (Chirpy that is, not my husband :-). I printed a few copies and cut out layers to decoupage. The edge of the feathers is fringed by taking short snips with a sharp pair of scissors, and all the edges are coloured with distress markers to get rid of any white bits.
"Right Hand Inside Panel"
The pages are rubbed with more of the metallic wax to match the frame on the left hand panel. The book aperture is filled with flowers and some feathers provide extra interest. That beautiful feather peeping out at the top is from one of our Barnevelder hens. They have the most gorgeous gold tinges to their feathers. If you want to see pictures of our hens, check out my husband's blog.
The panel on the front cover was made using modelling paste and a feather stencil. Once the paste was dry, I rubbed more of the gold metallic wax onto the panel and matted it onto the front cover of the book card.
Tim Holtz' paper stash: Seasonal
Graphics Fairy image
Spellbinders Antique Frame and Accents
Dreamweaver stencil - feather
gold metallic wax rub-on
cardstock: brown 300gsm, white 220gsm
assortment of feathers, dried flowers, paper flowers
scraps of lace
adhesives: PVA, Pinflair, Glossy Accents
Entered for the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp and Show...Fly