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.


Cheryl said...

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

Chris said...

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

Lorraine said...

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

IsaNorris said...

Beautiful card Fliss!

Rose said...

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

Rose xx

Fiona said...

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.


Gingersnap Stampers said...

This is utterly delightful! Thanks for playing our challenge!