bird cage graphic which I download from Graphics Fairy. Lots of great images there for free!!
I opened the bird cage jpeg in my graphics program (Photo Elements) and removed the numbers and the top perch to allow enough room for my birds. I had fully intended on stamping the birds but getting them just where they needed to be became problematic so I decided to draw a couple instead. They are simple line drawings but I am happy with the way they turned out. I combined them in my layout program (Cored Draw) and sized them for my card before laser printing them. I dug through my paper scraps and found this red and pink paper which I combined with the teal trimmings created when I layered my watercoloured image. I punched a hole at the top of the cage and tied in some vintage pink seam binding to finish off my card!!
So I will be submitting this card to the Valentine card challenge at Class Acts and sending along the actual card to my swap partner!!
I have several other projects on the go and will be uploading them as they are completed!!