Tuesday, 22 May 2012

In the Garden

Wow what a change in the weather! Just perfect for getting out in the garden! Unfortunately I've had to go to work so that hasn't really happened yet. Got lots of weeding to do this weekend me thinks, mind you I've got decorating to do too, never enough hours in the day! This week's DT project using "Sam Poole's bird stamps" is influenced by the green of the garden at the moment.
I used my distress markers to stamp the central bird, and used distress inks to stamp leaves and the small flourish all round the central circle and the background layer. I added a little black dot to the bird's eye and then coated him in glossy accents.
I found a piece of loosely woven green fabric in my stash and thought that it would add an interesting texture. I cut it roughly to size and then frayed the edges before stitching it onto my card. I also added a strand of natural raffia for even more texture.
I cut the tag from mount board and stamped the sentiment using distress ink. The leaves and flowers were all cut using Spellbinders dies, and spritzed with gold mica.
The flower centres were brads that I coated with glossy accents and then covered with gold accent beads. I selectively coated some of the leaves around the central circle and the background with glossy accents to add a bit more interest.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
"Craft Room Challenge - Add Fabric"
"Hooked on Craft - Flowers"
"Make it Monday - Always anything goes"
"Great Impressions - Anything goes"
"One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes"
"Opus-gluei - Sew What"
"Stamptacular Sunday - In the Garden"
"Just some Lines - Show us those birds"
"The Secret Crafter - In the garden"

Don't forget to visit the other DT members to see what they are making with these stamps!

18 comments:

Debi said...

I love the rustic feel of your card Sue, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Sue, love the textured look and fabulous colours.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Zoe Sanderson said...

Hiya Sue work is a so and so for getting in the way of important stuff! Love this card it is a Sue classic interesting layers and textures and just the right colours. Thank you for including our Craft-Room challenge in your list for this. XOXO Zoe

Angela Crandall said...

Love the dimension of the bird! It was what drew my eye...

Thanks for joining us in the May Monthly Challenge with Great Impressions Stamps!

downrightcrafty said...

just beautiful, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Velvet said...

Love love LOVE the brown paper flower - I've done similar things with Kraft Glassine but yours looks far better than mine did! :-D Gorgeous distressy card, but so feminine at the same time - really beautiful work. Saw the thumbnail on MIM and had to drop in. :-)

Thanks for the inspiration!

Velvet at www.crafting-chaos.co.uk

Hazel said...

Beautiful vintage type card with wonderful details. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Tina said...

this is amazing, lovely colors and details, just fabulous

thanks for sharing at just some lines

Tina
dt

Heide said...

What a beautiful card. What a great vintage feel. Saw you on MIM and came to take a closer look.
Hugs, Heide

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Sue...I love the "shabbiness" and "scrubbed/washed" look of your card. It has great texture. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "use fabric" challenge this fortnight. Suzanne:)

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful creation, love those textures and shabby feeling.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

Dora said...

This is gorgeous and so elegant, love the style. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Crafts this month and good luck. xxx

Ann Marie Governale said...

What a lovely card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sundays... Good luck! xxx Ann Marie

CG said...

Gorgeous! Love all the texture. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT for our Anything Goes challenge! Best, CG

Karen said...

LOVE all the different textures here.. smiles..
I'm so happy that you joined us this week with your lovely creation!

Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

hazel said...

A fabulous card Sue. I love all the layers and textures, the colours are lovely too. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Rosemary said...

Your card makes MY heart sing, this is absolutely lovely! Soft gentle colors and such a nice texture with the various materials - that adds a great touch (no pun intended). Really a striking card and perfect for our Opus Gluei challenge!

Thank you very much for participating with us, I look forward to you playing with us again!

Jana said...

Gorgeous card. I love all of the detailed touches. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.