Hello folks, hoping you're having a lovely day of sunshine as we have here with a brief appearance of summer and hoping it lasts a bit.
I'm here today with my rather late DT piece for Fashionable Stamping Challenges current theme - Let's Get Messy & Inky which I couldn't do last weekend due to my sinus troubles (which have decided to come back too!) but this time I decided to just get on with what I have to do.
I made the background paper for my card using a Julia Andrus mottled paper technique from her lovely book Paper Transformed and although I couldn't make it do exactly what Julia's sample did (hers was a lot more mottled) I'm quite pleased with the effect I did achieve. I used Shabby Shutters, Victorian Velvet and Wild Honey for the technique and added Crushed Olive round the edges afterwards.
I stamped on the flourish style flowers (Kanban Birds of Paradise clear stamp set) with Memories Delicate Rose.
I then die cut the cage and bird by Tim Holtz from thick white card. I inked the cage with Frayed Burlap Distress ink then with embossing ink and embossed with Stampendous Frantage Aged Silver Embossing Powder (I think this is just gorgeous!).
I coloured the bird and wings with a mix of Promarkers and Distress inks ad added him to the card with the cage.
I die cut a flourish with a Marianne die from white card and inked this with the rose ink to finish off my card.
If you haven't yet entered the FSC challenge you still have a few days left so why not give it a try - I can't think of anything more fun craft wise than getting inky!
Hugs, Fliss xx
Challenges for my card:
Samuel Taylor's - Die Cuts
Crazy Amigo's Challenge - Free Theme
Simon Says Stamp and Show - No Rules!
Stamptacular Sunday - To Die For (2 or more dies)
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