Monday, August 3, 2009

Distressed Birdcage

The Pile It On Challenge #9 is to use three flowers and to use at least one other challenge. The 2 Red Bananas challenge is to use a quote as your focus and the Simon Says Challenge is to Distress. Three fun challenges.
The first booth I visited at CKC was selling Basic Grey products. I picked up a few things there including this paper with the birdcages on it because I knew it would go so well with this stamp. It's from the Porcelain line which I've had my eye on in the past but I've only had this stamp a short time so now was the time to get it. There were a variety of challenges going thru my head and distressing is just so much fun so it was my first choice to combine with the stamp and the paper. The line "I know why the caged bird sings" kept coming to mind but the birds are all out of the cages so I had to find a different sentiment. This quote "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song" appeals to me so I wrote it up on a piece of card stock so that I could tear that up too. Putting the flowers on was just a little icing on the cake. They look a little dark in the photo, not so much in real life. I like the way this one came out, I hope you do too.


  1. Really beautiful! Love that the paper matches the image so perfectly! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

  2. Very pretty - the colors are so soft and sweet!

  3. Love these bird cages - they look so dainty. The paper is beautiful & I love the distressing.

  4. I love those birdcage stamps! I've never seen them before. And the paper that matches perfectly, beautiful card!

    Thanks for playing this week at Pile It On!

    Jennifer, PIO DT

  5. LOVE, LOVE those birdcages and the Victorian feel to this card! Gorgeous!

  6. ooo I just adore the bird cages, so beautiful

    Amy -- Pile It On DT

  7. This is a really cute card. I love those bird cages, awesome paper and image. Thanks for playing in 2RB's challenge.

  8. Love this! Another great creation from you this week! Thanks for joining us this week :D
    - Ann @ Pile It On!

  9. those birdcages are FABulous!! who makes them!!!!??!
    love, love this card btw!! thanks for joining in the fun at 2RB!

  10. Adore the simplicity on this card!!

    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!


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