I was lucky enough to win some die cuts from the lovely Sarah at Craft All Day - thank you very much Sarah :) I am so happy this bird cage was one of them. I have often considered buying this die, but, my crafting budget has to be kept under control, lol.
I started off by covering a piece of card with crumpled tissue paper and experimented with all of my distress stains - yup, got a blue AND a green :)
I then did a bit of random stamping with some words in black and also with white paint through a piece of plasterers mesh. This was the nearest I could get to a stencil - the Dylusions diamond border is on my wish list! I dabbed around the edges with gold.
The birdcage has also been well dabbed with the same gold and some brown paint to give it a worn/distressed look.
I covered the old button with few layers of copper EP then dobbed it on to a swirly stamp while still warm. I added some black glitter to the corner with just a bit of iced jewels glitter crystal.
The ball chain is a relic from my working life - I knew it would come in handy one day.
I cut the little birdie from a freebie template from Crafts Beautiful and coloured with some copics and a promarker. If I had made it bigger I would have put it 'in' the cage but it looked so pretty I decided to leave it free. Finished off with the crinkled turquoise seam binding bow.
The Ribbon Girl - Feb colour challenge
Allsorts #194 - things with wings
Alphabet - A for...anything with wings
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Cheers me dears :)