Jul 14, 2013

Flora and Fauna at FSC

It is Flora and Fauna time 
at FSC

This topic is so open, it can be jungles, under the sea, the dunes, the bush, a paddock, on the farm
or anything and anywhere your mind wanders...
as long as there is an animal of some sort and a plant,
and of course some stamping,
then it will qualify this fortnight for our Flora and Fauna challenge.

I have gone with a woodland theme
with some birds and foliage.
It feels like something is missing...maybe I should've layered it up instead of keeping it as a one layer?
I guess some cards just leave you wondering, "what if" ...

The background is on specialty paper which mutes the colours slightly,
and I have used browns and mahogany distress inks.
A little bleach here and there (my favourite thing to do at the moment).
And some plain stamping.

The stamps are a mix from Flonzcraft, Kaszazz and Kaisercraft.

Flonz has a generous $20 voucher for the winner
along with the stampettes top pics, Saturday spotlights 
and the occasional guest designer who plays along with us. FSC is a busy place to be!

Please pop over to FSC and check out the awesomeness of the stampettes!!!!
They are amazingly creative people with some wonderful ideas.


SuzanneK said...

Stunning creation, love the colours and the gorgeous stamps. Hugz

Buttons said...

Love the fact that you have put so much detail into one layer. This really works. Hugs, Jenny x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Dot, the birds are framed beautifully and the colours give a very vintage feel to the whole piece.
Happy Sunday.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Redanne said...

A truly gorgeous piece of work Dot! Hugs, Anne x

Debi said...

i don't think anythings missing- pretty as it is, Debi x

Debi said...

i don't think anythings missing- pretty as it is, Debi x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful make Dot, great colours, beautiful stamping against that gorgeous background and those white highlights really make this piece pop, love it!!

Wendy L said...

This is so stylish, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Dot,
Awesome creation, love it! Thank you for playing along with us at Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge and we hope to see you again soon. Good Luck :)
[Lady Anne's Challenges DT Member]
[Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful creation Dot.
Greetings Janny

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Beautiful card Dot and I so like the use of bleach.

Annie said...

stunning project Dot and I love the bleaching......must give this a try.
Crafty Hugs

Annie x

Mrs.B said...

There's nothing missing at all! It's gorgeous, love the images and so much detail. Love it.
Avril xx

Fandhmum said...

This is beautiful, love the colours
Rosie x

Claire said...

Stunning project Dot,love the earthy colours and the beautiful stamping.
Claire xx

Netty said...

Beautiful card Dot,hugs Annette x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful vintage piece of art. Great image.

paper fun said...

A very beautiful card. I love your birds.

Thanks for joining our outdoors challenge at Creative Card Crew.


Shirley Chillman said...

I'm back Dot and what a fabulous card you have made. The background shows off the birds beautifully so don't even think about the what if, everything is perfect.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, what a beauty, the stamping is just exquisite, such a beautiful vintage feel, love the delicate touches of white. And your Wintery blog background, we've having a rare heatwave here :-D XX

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Dot, I love the shades of brown and the birds are fabulous. I'm so in awe of your skill at doing this on one layer ! Sue C x

butterfly said...

I don't think it needs any layering - it's absolutely lovely. Beautiful natural colour palette, and the white highlighting makes it sing!
Alison x

Terry said...

Gorgeous, Dot! I love the birds and the vintage feel! The neutral colors are stunning with the white highlighting! Enjoy!

Taniaj Scott said...

Super card and colours. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew on our Great outdoor challenge hugs Tania xx (DT).

Crafters Guild Sisters said...

This is gorgeous! Wow. Fabulous work.

Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
~ Crystal (DT)

Esther said...

Dot I think this is perfect as it is...love the muted colours and bleached highlights..Esther xx

Ellie Knol said...

Catching up after my holiday; this looks so great - beautiful stamping!
xxx Ellie xxx