Saturday, February 27, 2016

Shabby Chic & Floral Birdcage Album

Hi friends and happy Saturday! Today I altered a Maya Road chipboard album shaped like a birdcage. I have a bunch of naked chipboard albums that I've yet to tackle but I'm hopeful that I will because I had a lot of fun putting this together! I'm entering my birdcage album into the current Frilly and Funky Challenge titled Layer It Up! My dear friend Kathy is on their design team and it was her gorgeous card, along with the rest of this amazing DT's creations that inspired me so much to join in! I'm also adding it to this week's SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge- Inspired By A Song. My piece was inspired by the song "Born To Fly" by country singer Sara Evans. I especially love the lyrics from this song that goes ..."I will plant my heart in the garden of my dreams and I will grow it where I want it, wild and free."  I don't know about the wild part, but I do love the free part and that my heart is planted in the garden of the Lord and He is growing it in love and watering it with truth. Yes, God has this girls heart and is holding it close! I believe our true destiny lies not in this world or in our earth-bound bodies, but in a much greater existence and future. All of Gods children were indeed born to fly and one day, we will be flying on the wings of forever! Thank you, Jesus!
I have been itching to make something with purple flowers and this was a perfect opportunity to do so.  Also, I was able to use a few wood veneer embellishments that I rarely remember I have and also some very old patterned paper that I've had for so many years, it may actually be vintage! I painted the chipboard and wood veneer pieces with 2 coats of Gesso, then added some DecoArt Snow Tex to them for texture and interest. I like how it turned out. Because of the flowers and Spring-like feel to the piece, it doesn't remind me of snow, just a neat, sort of stucco-like texture.
I also love these pretty little tassels from the Maggie Holmes Bloom collection. They come in a 6 pack with 3 of this soft teal color and 3 in a coral color.  So cute :)
I found the perfect sentiment for the front in my TCP stamp set called Take Flight. A very good reminder of our true destiny.
And thanks so very much for taking time out of your day to visit me!!! Wishing you an always creative and very blessed day!!!


Karen said...

This beauty caught my eye on the blogger thingy and I had to take a closer look - it's gorgeous! Love it Karen x

jessica said...

WOWZERS girl! This is gorgeous!!! I just LOVE the colors and those flowers are so stunning!
Plus that little tassel...LOVE it!!
Another AMAZING project my friend!!!!!
Have a GREAT weekend!

Stampsnob. said...

So colorful and spring I need that in my head right now Thank you .Lis

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I'm so glad you found time to play along! And I love the wonderful springtime colors you used on this beautiful birdcage album! The texture is wonderful, and the layered flowers feel just like springtime. Lovely work, Linsey! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Layer it Up" Challenge.

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh wow Linsey! This is gorgeous! You really outdid yourself with this hon... this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the snow tex ... it really does give off a beautiful stucco like texture and those flowers are so beautiful! Love the purples and teals... definitely looks like Spring... so beautiful. I think you should definitely tackle those unfinished albums waiting for you to give them life... you definitely have some talent my friend... bust that out of you and do more... your work is stunning!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a wonderful project on so many levels! It's gorgeous, of course, but it also has such a great feeling of hope and happiness! I love the colors and how they are bursting with the promise of Spring. The quote you chose goes along so perfectly and I loved what you had to say in your post, too. What a great song to pay homage to and you did it beautifully! I still have snow in my yard, so I may just have to come back and stare at this until we have flowers of our own! Lovely work here and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

McStamper said...

Wow. Just saw your texture card on Cat's Pajamas email. Don't know how I have missed your blog but am now subscribed and drooling over your wonderful art. Just such beautiful stuff. Thanks for sharing your outstanding talent.

SueC said...

Beautiful projec Linsey ! The colours are so refreshing and the lovely birdcage is the perfect backdrop. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Zoe Hillman said...

This is so pretty Linsey. Love the spring palette you've used and all those lovely layers. Thanks for joining us at Frilly & Funkie for the Layer it up challenge.