Monday, January 17, 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge #122 - Modern Bird

Well I have spent the best part of my day working on my first entry to the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog.  This week they are showcasing the Etsy store Modern Bird - you can find some simply beautiful sterling silver, nature inspired jewellery in this store!

I was inspired by this gorgeous necklace ....

To make this ATC ....


EDITED TO ADD: "This was chosen as the EIC #122 winner!"

The heart, the little splash of red, the overaly grey scale and even the name of the item all worked together to become this ATC.

The background began life as a piece of black cardstock, which has been dry brushed in metallic silver, coated with mod podge and torn white tissue paper, covered with black soot DI using an applicator and stamped with Darkroom Door background floral stamp in black stazon.  Then I layered some Kaiser 'After Five' paper with black cardstock cut with a scalloped edge.  I then stitched this black piece in DMC #398 thread using large blanket stitches.  The phrase is made using Darkroom Door 'All Occasions' stamps and edged using a Tombow marker (#847).  The rhinestones were coloured with cranberry Alcohol Ink.


The heart was hand cut from a piece of chipboard.  It was covered with Jo Sonja texture paste and a design worked into the paste, stipple painted with Jo Sonja silver metallic paint and sealed using mod podge.  I rubbed some black paint over the heart and rubbed off as much excess as I could.


I used beading wire, jump rings and a few beads to work up the attachment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Fiona
xx

15 comments:

Jaclyn Miller said...

All I can say is - WOW!

Joanne Leddy said...

WOW! This is amazing! Lots of texture, dimension, and media ... I love it! A true work of art - thanks for sharing your talents!

Kim Dellow said...

Stunning, so pretty! Kim

Julie Ranae said...

Fiona....this is really beautiful and a wonderful interpretation for EIC's challenge! I love their challenges, don't get to play as often, but still love 'em!

Mim said...

Just Beautiful Fiona. You are always an inspiration. Love the detail - could look at this for hours!

Tracey said...

OMG!!!! WOW!!!! LOVE THIS FEE!!! Seriously...love the wire beading so and the embossed heart wow!!! You are so talented girl!!!

Virginia L. said...

Stunning card, Fiona! I love your take o nthe ETsy Inpired item! Hope to see more of your cards in the future!! Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Beautiful card Fiona. Love the design and the heart. Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired. :)

de said...

OMG amazing! I love all the details you added to keep with your inspiration necklace! Beautiful!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Jenxo said...

oh boy just gorgeous, the heart is beautiful....

Emily Branch said...

WOWZERS!!! This card is SOOOO gorgeous!! You did an AMAZING job with the heart! It is simply DIVINE! Thanks for playing with us at EIC this week!

Ruby said...

Oh this is gorgeous Fee! LOVE everything about it! Beautiful job, glad you managed to play along with us at EIC, hope you play again!

Your comment this morning about my little house made me really laugh!

de said...

You won EtsyInspired this week! Check out the blog for details!

Shauna K said...

wow, what a fabulous take on the necklace!! congrats on the EIC win, well-deserved!!

FibreJunky said...

How did I miss this before?? Definitely a well-deserved win (even if it is random...) because that is fabulous!!