Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Things with wings.....

Hey everyone....
It's been a very busy day (and past week), I was away in Germany too see my family and I had a rummage around a flea market and brought back some bits... old fabric tape measures, snaps, keyholes... I have been playing with some of them already and the result will be posted later in the week.

For now let me show you what I came up with for Hels Sunday Stamper challenge.
I've had the birdcage die sitting in its box for a week now and finally had to get it out and play with it.
On someone's blog (can't remember where it was, sorry) I saw these layered flowers made from the tattered florals die and here I've used 4 flowers, all cut from Core'dinations whitewash cardstock in various pink colours. Just crumple it up, sand it a bit, cut flowers and there you go, instant embellishment.

I also had some red pearls lying around from my jewellery making attempt late last year (I decided to stick with card and ink!) and they work rather well on the birdcage I think.

Here is some of the snaps I bought a whole box of at the market, much cheaper than buying the idea-ology ones and they look the same. If you've been reading my previous post about the crackle paint frames, you'll see this is the pink frame I created back then. I've been using a lot of crackle paint recently, and I'm really into making these little frames. A trip to Ikea is overdue to stock up on frames!!!
I'm also hoping to do my first blog candy this week, so pop back for some goodies. It's all very exciting really! Read you soon!
Anika xxx

I totally forgot to mention that it is also being entered into the challenge on the Alter it monthly blog. Check it out if you havent yet. Some nice artwork for inspiration there. I hope this qualifies as something altered, I'm just never sure, but it's a frame I altered and decorated etc so surely it qualifies.


  1. Cor, this is lush hun... I am so green, I want to own that die now.. am waiting for my birthday - hopefully someone will get it for me LOL Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper and can't wait to see what your candy is.. will be back ;O))
    Hels x

  2. BTW, forgot to say - congrats on getting the Trad Tan... once used, you will be addicted *mwahahahahah - laughs like Dr Evil from Austin Powers*

  3. Fab piece of art, loving your wingwd piece !

  4. Love that although the bird is in a cage the cage has wings. Lovely work and thank you so much for joining us.

  5. This is AWESOME! Just love all the grunge-y goodness!

  6. Love the look of this Anika! Especially your colours :)

  7. Beautiful I have the TH die cut too so delish and the flee markets sound so much fun let me know when you post your project made with these goodies would love to see it

    Love Dawn xx

  8. I adore this, this is SO wonderful. Birdcage with wings is such a good idea!

  9. Lovely use of the Tim Holtz die's. thank your for joining in with us this month on the Altere It monthly sampler

  10. This is truly inspirational great altered frame, I have just bought some today from a car boot 20p each - bargin and hope to to try my hand at altering them


  11. Awesome! I see you're a Tim Holtz fan too.