Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Lots of Layers!

Thanks to Zoe, I have just seen that the April Challenge over at "The Artistic Stamper Blog" is Layers. I've just made this card for a friend who's perfect present would be another hen! Best of all I did use a Chicken wire background stamp from the Artistic Stamper on one of my background layers. The main stamp is from Crafty Individuals and this has been coloured with copics. Not sure that the colouring is brilliant, but it did the job, will probably use watercolours next time as I think they will be more subtle. Other stamps used are my dotty stamp, LOTV (sentiment) and Paper bag studios. The layer stamped with the chicken wire and Paper bag studio grungy stamp (have no idea what it is called) is brown parcel paper, the next layer up is some handmade paper that I made in a class over 10 years ago....it just resurfaced in my pile of stash! All four layers were stitched together and the raffia tied around before being stuck to the base card. The eggs were coated in glossy accents to give a bit more interest. The punches were from Stampin' Up. Edges have been distressed with distress inks.

PS...Just seen Zoe's simply square card for the "new Crafty Individuals challenge" and thought this fits the square theme too!!! How lucky is that!? Unusual for me to do two challenges in one.

13 comments:

Lesley said...

Love it Love it!! Great card, lots of lovely layers and the muted colours and raffia all work so well together.

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabulous card, loving the chicken wire... tis cool !! Thanks for joining in with the Artistic Stamper challenge x

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic card Sue so different with the chickens. Its a perfect card XOXO Zoe

Netty said...

Terrific card and so loving those chickens. Have a great week, Annette x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Love this card the chicks and the wire are fantastic

Marie

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Beautiful art.

Hello to a fellow Gorjuss Girl lover :0) I sit drinking my tea from a Gorjuss "Ruby" mug as I type :0)

nefertiti said...

Wow!!!I love it!!!so lovely!!bizz

xxx Myra xxx said...

so lovely!

Jean Hardy said...

Very nice card Annette - loving those chickens! Jean

Femmy said...

gorgeous card!

Minxy said...

The chick wire stamps works perfectly and the card is fantastic, thanks for joining in with the ASChallenge x

stampdiva said...

Hi
This is brilliant.
Wishes
Lynne

Artyjen said...

Love the layers of stamping and the hens especially :
Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month
xoxo Sioux