Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Pretty Parrots

My lovely husband Bob is 50 in July , he loves birds and would love a pet parrot , trouble is I'm terrified of birds , it's a real phobia I've always had. He spotted this gorgeous image from "the Jayne Netley Mayhew collection part 2 cd rom " by Joanna Sheen and said wow , so I thought I'll use that for his birthday card .
I stuck down the framed image and decoupaged another cut layer on top. The leaves are various L-em  punches and the corner pieces where cut with my cameo machine . The birthday and numbers sentiments are tattered lace die cuts. The corners where stamped with a swirly stamp , part of a mans set by making memories using Tim Holtz crushed olive . I used wild honey distress ink to soften the edges of my bp.
A twine bow and brown button complete the card . I know he will like the card , pity he can't have a real bird , but it would be a case of losing his wife in the bargain!

challenges entered :

The paper players : colour challenge ( see photo above )
Incy wincy : birthdays
As you like it : fur or feathers and why?) hubbies favorite and because it's his 50th

some black clouds in the sky here , oh May is not brilliant weather wise , nice light long days and the sun and showers are doing wonders for the garden .

happy crafting . janex


coldwaters2 said...

This is one gorgeous, colourful card Jane that image is awesome the detail is fab, love it.
lorraine x

Sue said...

I am sure your husband will love this special card you have made for him. The image is gorgeous, I love the colours and fabulous detailing too.
Sue xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Jane, such a fabulous image - sounds like it's perfect for your husband. I have a thing about birds as well, I don't mind them if they stay still, but I hate it when they fly, especially if they get close.
Have a good week.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,lovely image and

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, this is so cool, and perfect for your hubby, Liz x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the sweet Parrots.

Pia S said...

Such a great combination of cheerful colors and love the detail of the added leaves with these parrots!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful! I love the way you used the challenge colors. The softer background really sets off the bright birds. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

nnalorac said...

Such a lovely colourful card. Was always scared of Parrots when they were out of their cages. Thanks for sharing over at AYI. Carolxx

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Jane. Great colours too. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Anne Marie Hile said...

I can relate as birds kind of creep me out, too. Not all birds but big birds. Ha! However, your card is stunning! I love how the birds just pop off the card and you showcased the colors beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Suze said...

Lovely card Jane. I'm sure your husband will love it. Thanks for joining the birthday challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Suzette said...

Fantastic card Jane. Thank you ever so much for joining the As You Like It Challenge.


Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls