Saturday, 8 March 2014


Hi everyone.

Lovely cool Saturday afternoon here!

I'm posting my card for the Deconstructed Sketch challenge over on Jen Schults' blog.  I really like Jen's sketches and this is one I will surely use again in future.
My card:

and this is Jen's lovely sketch:

I have used designer pages by Marion Smith, from the 'Nirvana' and 'Garment District' collections and a small piece from the 'Hunt & Gather' collection by KaiserCraft.  The circle frame and sentiment stamps are from a local craft shop, Great Impressions, and the arrowhead stamp is part of the 'Borderline' set by Verve.  Added a piece of washi tape and some black rhinestones and it was done.
The circles were cut with Spellbinders nesties.
I had a feathered friend, a Fork-tailed drongo, visiting again, but he was so upset with our Siamese which was with me, he only made a terrible noise and took off!   I managed to get a few photo's of it:

Hope you are having a lovely weekend and thanks for popping in!!



stampingbowd said...

Petra, this is stunning!!! Gorgeous use of the sketch! Striking use of the DP. I love this clean layered look!!!

Kristi said...

What a beautiful card, Petra! Love the colors and beautiful papers here! Great layout sketch!
What a sweet bird, I bet he was surprised by your cat!☺

Crestajune said...

What a beautiful card! Every detail is perfect. Thank you for joining us at The Deconstructed Sketch this week! Have a wonderful day!

Anita in France said...

Wow, what a perfect selection of DP, Petra ... I love how you've used that gorgeous bloom as the showpiece! Sweet bird ... good of him to stay at least long enough for a photo call! Anita :)

stampwithsandy said...

This card is just gorgeous, Petra. What beautiful papers, and you've layered them so nicely. I enjoy the pictures of your fine feathered friends, too!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Petra! Such pretty paper! That bird is a little scary looking! YIKES!

Hannelie said...

Ek kry so lekker ou wereld gevoel met hierdie skepping Petra!
So mooi!
Ek voer die voeltjies hier in my tuin... maar bevrees die interressantse voeltjie wat opdaag is n tiptol!
Verder net mossies... maar ek is lief vir hulle ook, laat my so glimlag as hulle soggens sit en wag vir hulle kos!

Unknown said...

A beautiful card Petra - love those romantic papers you have used and I love that deconstructed sketch. Hadn't realised there was actually a bird called a Drongo ....... thought it was just what Australians called other people as a bit of an insult!!! lol Mind you he certainly doesn't look very happy......!


Karen xxx

MaryH said...

Like this layout a lot, and you selected some beautiful papers to use for it. Liked the pretty vintage elements and that lovely border on the left side. TFS your birdie with us too. Love the view of the mountains in the background too! Nice background for your wonderful card design. TFS & Happy Sunday. Hugs

Pat said...

This is a lovely card Petra, and everything coordinates beautifully. The colours are quite neutral, but love that pop of red in the flower. x

Irish Cherokee said...

Love this card Petra! Very artistic. Almost like a music composition by one of the masters.

Sharon said...

A stunning card. So vintage looking. LOVE it! hugs Sharon x