Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fun with Fabric Challenge, take 2

At Moxie Fab World, the current challenge is creating with fabric.  My friend told me how nicely the Tim Holtz die cuts through fabric, and she is so right!  This was a piece of upholstery fabric, a kind of textured velvet, and I got a great cut first time!


That went so well that I tried all kinds of printed cotton quilting fabrics for the bird; they cut equally as well, but I couldn't seem to get a color combination I liked. Finally I tried this piece of pale yellow felt, and liked
that the best.
I just added a blue gem eye to the bird, and some flowering gems on the birdcage to mimic the similarly-shaped flowers on the leaves, then added the sentiment and a bow of twine at the top.

Supplies: Tim Holtz Birdcage and bird die, green upholstery fabric, yellow felt, Making Memories "Vine Flutter" designer paper for background, green cardstock for card, various Hero Arts gems, Danelle Johnso Art Warehouse clear stamp LE7813 Art Warehouse Borders (a gift from Kathy R) 

17 comments:

  1. The cage looks so cool with that kind of fabric! What a great card!

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  2. WOW!! I love the texture and definition that the fabric gives to the birdcage and the bird really stands out so well in that banana color! Beautiful!

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  3. Such a neat idea, Lin! I love the texture of the upholstery fabric and the contrast with the felt birdie. Love your card.....

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  4. really pretty birdcage! wow! love the texture the fabric gives! beautiful card, Lin! LOVE it!

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  5. Awesome - I had heard you could do fabric. I have done Spellbinders in felt. This is a very impressive birdcage Lin

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  6. Lin, this is just so sweet! The fabric adds so much dimension to your card, and I love the colors! Such a pretty card!

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  7. Wow! What a cool cage! Love your creativity, Lin! Awesome entry!

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  8. Fantastic, Lin! How fun to use that wonderfully textured fabric for the birdcage! Your buttery yellow bird is so perfect! Love your creativity! :)

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  9. What a lovely bird cage you have created Lin - sweet card!

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  10. I just saw this on your photostream Lin and had to pop over to say your card is wonderful! Love it, love it, love it!

    Heather Maria

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  11. wow lin this card is so gorgeous...love the textures and big congrats on your Fab 5 win today....ooooh...what are you going to choose for your prize I wonder...big hugs kath xxx

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  12. Lin this is fantastic! Love the texture on the birdcage. Beautiful!

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  13. ohmygolly!!
    absolutely GORGEOUS!!

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  14. Love this bird cage made with material! The colors just fit too! Beautiful work on your blog once again Lin!

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  15. Lin, that little bird is so cute... it looks like if he wants escape the cage! I love your card! TFS

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  16. Hey Lin! Thanks again for entering the Fun with Fabric challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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  17. Oh this is beautiful, Lin! Love the colors and the texture on the cage!

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