Sorry i've been missing for a while, I hurt my back last week and have had huge problems bending & twisting to get at my crafty bits and was dropping everything on the floor and couldn't pick it up again so I gave up for a few days until I felt better.
Today I am showing off my entry for the latest challenge at A Vintage Journey which is hosted by Sandy and sponsored by Country View Crafts the title Sandy has chosen is Wings & Things. I am entering this card which I think qualifies quite nicely with the style & techniques used.
The background is done using Tim's wrinkle free distress technique using Salty Ocean & Mowed Lawn DI's the boardwalk stamp is from Kaiesercraft and is stamped with Archival Potting Soil.
The bird house is again using Salty Ocean & Mowed Lawn, but this time I used Distress Paints together with Tarnished Brass using the eroded metallic technique. The little home sweet home stamp is part of a Woodware set I have, and the little flower is punched & painted.
My Blue tit birdie is the freebie stamp from the May edition of Craft Stamper and he has been stamped with black memento and coloured with pro-markers then shaped to give a little dimension. The Spring greens die-cut has been painted with Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo distress stain then again shaped.
The larger flower has been cut from chipboard with the smallest flower from the tattered florals, it was given a mixed coat of red & gold paint, and a nailhead centre.
The leaf on the bottom of the house is a little wooden one which was coloured with peeled paint distress stain. Here is the card from a slightly different angle.
One thing I did manage to pick up last week even with a bad back was a pinworthy badge from
I can tell you I am proud as a peacock, thank you so much to all the team for choosing my entry.