Sunday, 17 April 2011

Blog Challenge 'Tastic

I am really getting inspired by all the craft blogs out in Blog land, and more so with the challenges that are set for us crafters, should we choose to accept! I would love to join in them all but time is constantly against me. So I am taking a very bold (or stupid) move and entering my one piece of work into 3 blog challenges. Those challenges are:- Sunday Stamper run by Hels Sheriden, Challenge is Love - products and techniques, Simon says Stamps where the challenge is distressing and finally The Artistic Stamper  where the challenge is layers.

So here goes............................  


For those Tim holtz fans out there you will see the majority of the card has been made up with his items. I love his alterations die Caged bird, here I have painted it in antigue linen and distressed over it with walnut stain distress ink. I just love the crackle this gives to the cage. The background has torn strips of old book pages stuck to it and has then been stamped with his new Papillon rubber stamps, an instant favourite, and then wrapped with garden twine before attaching the top piece to the card. Other items of Tims include fragments with artchixs pictures adhered with glossy accents. Tissue tape, how did I survive before without this?, metal tag painted with black, and the sentiment.
Non tim items are Martha Stewart butterfly punch, some vintage lace and paper flower from my stash.The tag is a Doohickey die from Magnolia. All papers have been distressed with distress inks, some added through sequin waste, the edges distressed with tonic distress tool and then inked with walnut stain. The photo doesnt show the colours off at there best however much I try to adjust the exposure of the picture but I hope that you get the idea, like most peoples work, we are not photographers and the photo's never quite do justice to our work.


  1. Oh wow, this is beatiful. I just thought I would pop over from Simon Says and I am so glad I did. Love what you have made and am following you now to see what you get up to next.

  2. Hello Amanda! I am so glad you chose Simon Says Stamp and Show to be one of the challenges you decided to enter! Your card is wonderful and exactly what Simon Says Stamp and Show is all about this week...DISTRESSING and especially in the style you chose! It's brilliant!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says!!! <3 Candy

  3. Ooooooooohhhhh, this is lushness indeedily... I am honoured you chose to join in with the Sunday Stamper... love love love your artyness x

  4. Hi Amanda, love this vintage inspired project, the bird cage is to die for (no pun intended), gorgeous work.

  5. WOW! This is soooo beautiful! So many different things to look at and absorb. I love it and now YOU have inspired ME! Thank you! keeley

  6. Gorgeous! Lots of beautiful layers :) Thanks for playing at The ARtistic Stamper this month
    xoxo Sioux
    P.S. See your blog is new this month.....welcome to another addiction...have fun! LOL

  7. Hi Amanda - Popped over from Artistic Stamper to get a closer look. This is GORGEOUS. I love your layering and layout. It's stunning. I think the only thing I *haven't* done to the birdcage die is crackle paint it. :) Next time!



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