Love the quote I used on this card - it is so true...
I was checking out various challenges and assembling my elements together and this is the result. I'm content.
I cut my easel & Circle with my EK Success Circle Scissor. Didn't have a Spellbinder's Large circle - c'est la vie. The card base from white cardstock and the front circle from Kraft cardstock. Stamped my quote (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. created a mask with tracing paper and then stamped the background (Hero Arts "Flowing Flowers & Vines") using Perfect Medium and embossing with white embossing powder. Adhered the circle to the easel part of the card front.
Gathered up a bunch of elements from my stash. The flourish (Sizzix Tim's "Elegant Flourish") was white cardstock. I saw one of the challenges was to use something wooden, so I die cut the flourish from Wood Veneer and adhered it to my white die cut for strength and durability.
The bird cage was a Memory Box die which I had cut a bunch of experimenting with different faux techniques - this one with rust paint. It even feels rusty.
The bird on branch was die cut from some very plain decorated paper, so I colored it in with Prisma colors and added blue & pink glitter.
The base of the easel is woven from strips of paper that I throw in to my slivers drawer for just this reason - weaving... They're from all kinds of decorated papers I've made over the past year or so. Takes a long time to use up slivers...
Another challenge was to use something that starts with the first letter of your name. Ummm!! "Y" - ok - yarn is something and then I added the yellow ribbon bow to another wooden element the button.
Quietfire Design) with the black on translucent vellum and adhered it to the card base with Sookwang tape.
Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy
And it fits for these challenges:
Penny Black at All Sorts Monthly April Blossoms & bows
Paper Take Weekly Bingo: glitter, punches, lace; die cuts, free, buttons; blooms, ribbons, gems
Tuesday Throwdown #142 Fancy Folds
Delightful Sketches Circle Shaped card
Crafts 4 Eternity #119 something with wings
Fussy & Fancy #86 use a faux technique (rusting on cage)
Old Back Porch #67 card a wekk
Simply Create Too #35 use your stash
Stampin 4 the Weekend #32 Friendship
Totally Papercrafts #162 use Kraft
All Sorts Challenge #202 use something starting with the 1st letter of your name (Y for Yogi - yarn & yellow ribbon)
Crazy 4 Challenges #181 wood (wood veneer flourish & wooden button)
Marks Finest Papers #154 use white embossing
My Time to Craft #217 something found in the sky (bird)
Pile it On challenge #15 embossing