Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Birdsong - Be Proud of Your Song by Sherry Cheever!

Good morning!  Sherry Cheever here with you again and I have a 5.5 square card using Birdsong Elements to share with you today!


The bird image was stamped in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and embossed with Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder.  The image was then watercolored using Distress Markers in Barn Door, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw and Frayed Burlap.  After water coloring, the image was detailed with an embossing marker and embossed again in clear embossing powder.


After embossing the image a second time, the background was airbrushed with alcohol markers then over-stamped with Mini Backgrounds #1 and Calligraphic Mat 11 using Dandelion and Tree Branch Ranger Archival Inks and Snow Cap Pigment Ink.  The image was die cut/embossed with a rectangle die template and while the paper was still in the die, was sponged with Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen Distress Ink.

A frame was made for the image using designer paper that was glued to chipboard and then die cut/embossed with a labels die template.

The sentiment was stamped in Archival Ink and mounted behind the flower with an Idea-ology Fastenings Memo Pin.


The flower, leaves and vines were die cut from coordinating designer papers with a blossoms and foliage die templates.  The leaves were colored with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and the edges of the flower were sponged with Antique Linen and Fired Brick Distress Ink.

The ribbon is seam binding dyed with Distress Ink.  I found it in my stash, thought it matched the card, but I don’t remember what color it was dyed with.  If I had to take a guess, I would say Aged Mahogany.


The designer paper used for the background was distressed using Tonic scissors, sponged with Antique Linen and sewn to a cream colored base, which was then attached to a cream colored card.

That’s all for today; thanks for stopping by and joining me!!



Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous card Sherry, - love how the bird turned out using the ep, very clever, the rest of the card is so pretty too!

Janet L. said...

Wonderful card, Sherry. You're so very talented and creative!!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! xxx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card. The bird looks wonderful & I love the colours.

butterfly said...

What a lovely card, Sherry - I love that rich jewel red, and the bird is beautiful.
Alison x