Saturday, June 13, 2015

Royal Tweet Trifactor

It is quite interesting where inspiration comes from or rather how inspirations come together in the creation of some projects. It is often for this reason that I like to participate in challenges. It takes me in directions that I might not have otherwise followed and I have found that more times than not, I am thoroughly pleased with the results.

This card is a result of just such a creative journey. I am once again both surprised and really pleased with the outcome.





Supplies: Dina Wakley Scribbly Bird stamp, Tim Holtz - Distress Inks, Distress Paints, and letter stickers, Archival ink, texture paste (Ranger), Tim Holtz French Market stamp and Flourish stencil (Stampers Anonymous), Delicata Gold ink (Tsukinenko), patterned paper (MME), Heidi Swapp transparency crown and scroll corner (Advantus), doily packaging and jeweled lace (Prima), silver tissue paper (misc.)


It was with the combination of three different challenges that I can thank for my inspiration. Even though I did not participate in this challenge, it was the Royal Theme from Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog from a week ago that lent itself to theme focus. I just liked the idea of the Royal theme and royal colours like purple, gold and silver plus I wanted to use up some really old royal inspired stash - hence the Heidi Swapp transparencies for the crown and the bottom corner scroll.





The next contributing factor was a Year of Choices for this month at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and I tried to fit many into my card design and element choices as I was able to fit...



... #3 Stencils and Paste (texture paste flourish stenciled design up corner area, #5 Ribbon, Twine and Fibres, #6 STAMP! (the scribbly bird and the gold diamond background), #8 New to You (new Tim Holtz Flourish stencil) and #10 Birds of a Feather.





The LESS-ology Challenge #48 - Lace Up brought about a change from ribbon to lace as I switched it out for some leftover purple jeweled lace from my small embelli bowl. For the upcycled factor, I used old Prima flower packaging that I cut out the plastic doily from and recycled silver gift tissue paper for my background base.

There you have it. A tri-factor of challenges equals one fun creation!


TTFN,


12 comments:

Carole Dion said...

Very pretty, love the bird and colors !

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Cassandra! Love the gemstone trim and cute bird!

Mariëtte said...

Really gorgeous!

yyam said...

Awww....this is super cute! I love your bird and the use of purple for royalty! Switching the normal boring ribbon out and replacing with that pretty lace is just perfect...*winks*

Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

Donna B. said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the rich colors. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Lizzy Hill said...

Stunning! Love your colour combo...it works sooo well....& the lace is a super cute bird perch!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LESSology:):)

Monique Liedtke said...

Wow!!!! This is one of my faves from you!! I adore the little birdie and love the colors!

Katy Leitch said...

How adorable! Fab use of colour too.

Melanie said...

This is just beautiful. Thanks for joining the Mixed Monthly Challenge!

Libby said...

What an impressive piece of art! You definitely should be "really pleased with the outcome." If this is the result of when you take a "creative journey," I want a map! :) I love the color combination that you chose. There is a subtle amount of whimsy, yet the piece remains elegant and supports the sentiment, "You Rule!"

Rachel said...

oooo i love it! what a gorgeous piece! and fab colors on the birdie. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and celebrating our first birthday!!
-Rachel
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Lynn K said...

Gorgeous mixed media card! Love the rich colors and the scribbly bird looks great!Thanks for celebrating with us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
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