Apr 6, 2014

"Fly Free Like A Bird"

"Favourite Technique"
is the challenge this fortnight at FSC.
We especially need to see that the stamping 
is the focal point on the project 
and that this must follow the format of the theme.

In the last few weeks I have really been trying to concentrate 
and work out what it is that I really enjoy doing.
I think the beauty of what we all do is that there is always
something new "just around the corner"
for us to experiment and have fun with.

The card that I made this time uses a technique that  Wendy Vecchi
demo-ed at CHA 2014 which I found on you-tube.
It would be fair to say that I absolutely love this with a passion!

My card is also made with some of my 
new stamps that I've been dying to have a play with.
The one thing that I've really been trying to do is 
to let the colours and markings
guide you as to what you create...
and the stamps that I had picked out to start with
 were not the ones that were used in the end.
Every time I looked at the inked paper I saw stormy skies clearing...
so birds seemed to be the best choice. No ground.

The leaves are stamped and cut out from the off-cuts of the water colouring.

The stamps are from Stampers Anonymous.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on this theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.


Shirley Chillman said...

Dot you are one creative genius and I love this to bits.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Laura Lunsford said...

Gorgeous card, I dont know what technique you used but it is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

Debi said...

this is a STUNNER of a card Dot- just divine, Debi xxx

~ Kendra ~ said...

Wow, what a beautiful card!! Lovely!

Kendra, Red Rubber Inspirationals Host Inspirational #114 Spring

Estelle said...

Oh my word - this is just stunning!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely stunning Dot! The background looks amazing and I adore how you have used those fab stamps! I have the set but never yet inked up the leaf, so this was great inspiration, such a clever way to use that one!

Buttons said...

This is totally outstanding Dot! LOVE the way you've layered over the stamped offcuts and added the stamping where the background dictated. Jenny x

Vintagelady said...

Fabulous, great creation with beautiful nature look in lovely colours. Thanks so much for your helpfulness! Hugs, Kerstin

die amelie said...

Your card is just breathtakingly beautiful, Dot!
Have to try this technique too...yours looks soooo beautiful! And the stamped images and the design of your card are brilliant!

Claudia x

Annie said...

This is stunning Dot..I love the beautiful layers of stamping and the stunning leaves. Truly gorgeous and the colour combo is perfect.

TFS and Best Wishes

Annie x

Meggymay said...

Stunning card Dot, love the colours and the way you used the images.

Esther said...

OOh Dot your chosen technique is fab ! One to add to my list to have a go at...and you've created an amazing card...love it ! Esther xxx

Margik said...

Such a lovely card! I Love design and the images, just perfect.

Shanna Shands said...

Amazing mixed media techniques. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so beautiful! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Claire said...

Wow Dot what a gorgeous project, I adore that background the birdy stamps work perfectly with it
Claire xx

brenda said...

Awesome work Dot and such lush colours.

Thanks for sharing at Allsorts.

B x

jonim52 said...

Stunning card. Thanks for joining the fun at Loves Rubberstamps.

Drea Slee said...

Wow!! GORGEOUS card!! FABULOUS stamping!!Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Red Rubber Designs said...

Love this - love the colors and the background and the stamping… Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Dot,
This looks fabulous. I love the image & it looks wonderful set against the gorgeous inky background. I neded to check out this technique for myself. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
Andie xx

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, a fabulous piece of art.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Karen said...

so gorgeous...

susiestacey said...

Great card, stunning stamping and just perfect for the challenge.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'No Flowers' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Ellie Knol said...

This is so beautiful, the colors, and you really made the background vome to life.

Maggie said...

Gorgeous project Dot love the colours and stamps


butterfly said...

Glorious! I love that you let the background lead the stamping, and the result is absolutely stunning!
Alison xx

Ali Kemp said...

this is just fab, love all the Tim Holtz, the colours, and the finished project
thanks you so much for sharing with us on the Ali-Craft blog challenge
ali x

Mrs.B said...

A stunning card Dot, love the depth you've created with all the stamping. Looks a wonderful technique, must give it a go.
Avril xx

annekescardart said...

Lovely card. Wonderful color use. Anneke.