May 3, 2015

"Things With Wings"

Things With Wings 
our the latest challenge at FSC this fortnight.

Oh my gosh...it was so difficult for me to settle into one idea for this challenge.
There were so many choices jumping into my mind, from dragonflies...to butterflies...to chooks...
and then I settles on birds ~ well one bird anyway!


This arch has been a favourite of mine for some time but I have never used it as a window before.  I have absolutely no idea why not because now it just seems like a real logical thing to do.

So then the background became a patchwork of bricks to create a wall to put the window in.  
More logic.

To age the brick wall - as you do as arches are old things - I just worked the ink here and there and added a splatter stamp for extra effect (it's subtle, but it's there).

And of course there is ivy...because when things are old nature takes over...
more logic.

Then I wondered what to look at outside of the window and decided on this swallow and nest from TH...again, some of my favourite stamps.

In hindsight, maybe I should've put some eggs in the nest...oh well, next time!

19 comments:

Marina said...

Fabulous serene and atmospheric project.

brenda said...

As always a fab make Dot. Hope you are doing OK.

B x

Amanda said...

Love how you've used the arch as a window, stunning card!
Love
Amanda x

danisart said...

wow - absolut fantastic!!!!

Shirley Chillman said...

This is a classic Dot where you find new ways to use your stamps. The patchwork bricks background ties everything in together. Stunning.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Joan said...

Just love this card, the fab brick wall , the old arch, it's a perfect picture!

Joan

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card Dot, love the scene -fabulous effect on the bricks and arch, no wonder your bird wants to nest there.
Avril xx

Christine Traversa said...

Wow, so gorgeous and the detail is stunning! Thanks for doing the RR challenge!

Irene Chillman said...

Gorgeous card Dot, brilliant inking and stamping as usual.
Irene xx

Katy McGloin said...

I love that window effect!! The details are phenomenal. Thanks so much for playing along with RRBC this week... hope to see you often!

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, this card is gorgeous! I love the window by the bird flying by!! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber this week.

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful card! The colors and image are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Vee Cassidy said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. Vee xx

Jane Knudsen said...

Wow! What a card! The image, colors and thought put into this card is wonderful! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber!

Esther said...

Such a striking card Dot...love love love it...perfect use of that Arch and love how you've achieved the aged, vintage effect...Esther xx

Neva Cole said...

I like reading about your creative process, wonderful card with just the right details. Thank you for joining us at RRBC.

michele said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :) Fabulous card! hugs x

Anneke said...

Beautiful!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So sorry that I haven't been around for weeks. Your last creations are wonderful as always :)
Have a great weekend.