Saturday, 24 July 2010

Blue Bird

Evening everyone, a very late post today due to my computer and camera both throwing a wobbly so I've only just been able to get online.
I'm here with my entry at last for Gingersnap Creations Colour Challenge GC60 - Shades of Blue which closes tomorrow.
My card was inspired by the colours of Wedgewood China and here it is:
The background paper here was made using my Distress Ink Grunge Background Technique (I'll be posting a tutorial on this tomorrow as I couldn't do it today owing to my technical problems) using blue card instead of white with Tumbled Glass and Broken China inks. I stamped the floral corner design which is from a set by Viva Decor (available from the Craft Barn) in Chipped Sapphire.
The bird panel and blue and white vertical strip were made by using a Crafters Workshop stencil as a stamp (more on this later) with Sky Blue VersaColor ink. The vertical strip was embossed using the Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy folder.
I stamped the bird - Papermania Henbury Lane range - in Majestic Blue VersaFine ink on the square floral panel. I added a dark blue border with the bottom edge trimmed using Martha Stewart's Arch Lattice Edge Punch and a layered flower punched with a Papermania Punch and Emboss. I added a blue gem to the centre.

7 comments:

  1. oh wow hun this is really striking,the coulrs on this are just perfect,love that stamp in the background,perfect hun hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  2. Fliss, this is elegant! I love your layers and colour choices, very well done!

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  3. wow this is stunning and it really speaks wedgewood all over i am so looking forward to your tutorial as this creation is absolutely gorgeous in fact stunning i love it thanks for sharing it with us xx

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  4. Gorgeous card Fliss, I love the bird stamp it's lovely :-)

    Rose xx

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  5. What a delightful card Fliss and such a dear little bird stamp. It looks so beautiful in the blues you have used.
    Great tutorial on the distress ink backing papers too.

    xx

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  6. This is utterly delightful! Thanks for playing our challenge!

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Fliss xx