Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch.

My newest favoritest choicest bestest-loved paper is Basic Grey's Out of Print. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! So, I went in search of a sketch I could follow that would highlight the paper and found one the fit perfectly at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. In fact, while paper is always a fundamental element to any card, I would say these papers, literally, decorate the card.

I don't have anyone in mind for this card, and will probably add a sentiment when an occasion arises, but maybe not. Hmmm. . . I'm thinking. What do you think?

I used a fun technique on the birdcase. First I heat embossed it in opaque white, then in clear enamel, and it looks like an aged white birdcage IRL. This probably sounds weird, but I really like it when I use a technique that makes an element almost look like I purchased it that way, yet anyone who takes the time to look at it will know I did it myself.


Basic Grey Out of Print papers
Tim Holtz Alterations birdcase and bird die
Stempendous white opaque embossing powder
Stampendous enamel embossing powder
Tim Holtz decorative button
Stick pins I made
Trim and crinkled seam binding from stash


Bearly Mine Challene--Charm the spots off you.
Clearly I Stamp--Things with wings.
Glitter Geeks--Furry and/or feathered friends.


  1. Oh wow, your papers are gorgeous!! I love your bird cage and all your added embellishments. Gorgeous take on the sketch this week. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  2. Oh a really gorgeous card love the layout and your papers. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  3. Stunning card hun!!Love that birdcage!Thanks for joining us at Scrap-Creations.

  4. This is really lovly. Thanks for playing with us over at FFC this weel.
    Love n hugs

  5. Ohh and thanks for playing with us over at BMC too. Love n hugs

  6. Hey Lyndall, this is stunning! So glad you joined us for CIC#33 :D

  7. Love your card, thanks for joining us at Truly S this week

  8. Love your card, thanks for joining us at Cooking it up this week

  9. I love your card as well, your design papers are the most perfect match with your white bird cage. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  10. Gorgeous card that would fit so many occasions or just to say thinking of you! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  11. Beautiful creation, love your lace and ribbons!! Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

  12. The papers are gorgeous and the sketch shows them off perfectly. I love the bird cage but also like how you used embellies on the's a nice touch. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week.


  13. This is beautiful. I love the cage and the bow is stunning! Them DP's are gorgeous. Well done!
    Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and good luck.
    Steph xx

  14. This is beautiful, love the birdcage & the papers :)
    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend & Good Luck!

  15. I don't think that you should put a sentiment on this....actually I think that you should frame it and keep it for yourself!! This is a beautiful work of art and I too love those papers and the birdcage is just awesome.
    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Patti SSW/DT

  16. Your card is beatiful!
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  17. Beautiful card and great composition! That paper is one of my favourites at the moment too.

    Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and good luck :).


  18. A lovely card, I love these papers too.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  19. you used the paper perfectly! Great job on giving the card a "real" effect with your technique on the bird cage.
    Thanks for playing "Things with Wings" @
    Hope to see you back on the 19th for CIC #34!!

  20. Such a sweet bird cage. Love your fun colors and sweet papers. Arlana@SSW!!!