Jul 17, 2011

Flying High

A friend of mine is in the outback of Australia, living his dream and I wanted to make a card that reflects the colours of the outback and the journey he is on....( he isn't a suit guy...but it's the only male stamp I had! )
I have had a real challenge with this one...It was great fun doing the background (starting with white card) and added heaps of DI ~ Vintage, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Broken China and edged with Black Soot...I really wanted to highlight the silhouette feel of the card. You know, I absolutely love how the ranger inks blend together so well and you can do anything with them. I then overstamped with some writing, but used the background colours to ink it up with. The birds are from Tim's collection...and I partially stamped them, die cut them and used my new UTEE and cracked it...then added it (raised on foam) above the image on the card. (gee, did that make sense?) ~ so, like a hand made embellishment I guess.  the writing is aged photcopy paper, using the same inks again, scrunching, spraying, ironing and ripping...and Black Soot around the edge to make it pop a little....Maybe good for a father's day card???

13 comments:

Janet said...

Wow a fabulous man card.....very chic. Thank you for joining A Gem of a Challenge

Sid said...

Fab composition and shading !!

Audrey said...

What an adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Shirl said...

Dot this is just gorgeous, your work is fabulous.
Hugs Shirley x x

Brenda Brown said...

This is amazing Dot, such a gorgeous colour combination and great stamps.
Thank you for sharing your fabulous creation with us at The Stamp Man and joining in our 'Anything T!m' challenge.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxoxox

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning card and i adore that "home made" embellishment, such a clever idea!

Thanks for your visit by the way

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Dot, when I left the message above I didn't realise we are going to be on the same team. Looking forward to designing with you.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Ellie said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors...

Lisa said...

Hi Dot, FAB card! Such a wonderful design.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Lisa x

Jennifer said...

Adore this brill 'man' make! Thanks so much for playing at AGOAC xx Jenny xx

capricorncrafts said...

Gorgeous man card! great design and love what you have done with my fav umbrella man!

Hazel said...

Love your card. Hazel x

Ann Craig said...

I love the colours and artistic arrangement of this card. Your subtle inclusion of die cuts and texture is masterful. Thank you for joining us at jac-inks, I look forward to seeing more of your creations.