Sunday, 10 February 2013

Tales Of The Riverbank

Hello folks, hoping you're all having a lovely weekend and managing to fit in some crafting like me.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and I had a bit of a dilemma with this one as I couldn't decide which of my many stamps on this theme to use! The challenge is Birds which is why I had the struggle but I finally decided on a riverside theme as I wanted to ink up my gorgeous Artemio kingfisher stamp. I made a little piece of artwork that will probably end up on the wall although I haven't yet added the hanging element. Hope you like it.



I made my background paper first with a square of thick watercolour paper which I sprayed with water and then swiped on Distress Stains in Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold. I dried this off and then stamped on the large fern leaf sprig from the Hero Arts Fern stamp and die set with VersaFine Spanish Moss. I stamped some on scrap paper first for a faded effect.
I cut a slightly larger square of recycled greyboard and inked round the edges with Distress Embossing Ink then heat embossed with Fran-tage Aged Green Embossing Enamel. I distressed the edges of my background paper with an emery board and added this to the greyboard panel.
I stamped the kingfisher on thick smooth cartridge paper with Memories black ink and then coloured him with Tombow markers and pastel pencils. I cut him out to leave a narrow off white border.
I made the distressed panel by applying Tumbled Glass Distress ink to a rectangle of the cartridge paper direct from the pad and then stamped on the Kaisercraft Wood Panel stamp with Weathered Wood DI and embossed with the Cuttlebug distressed stripes folder and swiped the ink on the raised areas.
The embellishments were made by  stamping the fern with the moss ink and the dragonflies with VersaFine Deep Lagoon. I then coloured the 2 dragonflies with Tombow markers then cut them out with the die and sponged with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with sparkly powder. The fern was die cut and because of the large white areas left, I sponged on some Crushed Olive DI to make them blend in.
I assembled the panel as you see with a mix of double sided and foam tape.

The Design Team have a gorgeous array of very different creations on the catwalk so don't forget to pop over for a look. We also have our usual lovely sponsor, Marina of Cottage Crafts with a voucher to spend in the online shop for our randomly drawn winner.

Have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs,
Fliss xx

Some challenges for my recycled art panel:
Craft Us Crazy - Get To Cutting (die cutting in my case)
Sarah Hurley Challenges - Anything But A Card
Divas By Design - Winged Things
Stamping Sensations - Fur and Feather (think you can see I have feather tee hee!)

29 comments:

  1. This is lovely Fliss, must have a go at this one! Have a nice Sunday, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Very pretty Fliss and a great choice of stamp.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  3. So long since I have been around Fliss but just had a mooch at your other pieces of art and all is stunning as usual.

    Today's DT piece at FSC is truly beautiful your Kingfisher stamp looks awfully regal but very cute.

    Have a super weekend and I hope the snow holds off.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  4. Lots of lovely inkyness and stamping going on here Fliss to create a really lovely card.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge is month.

    B x

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  5. Hi Fliss this is lovely, that kingfisher is gorgeous and I love how you've coloured him.

    Rose xx

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  6. Really lovely, Fliss. I think the Kingfishers are in hiding at the moment - it's horrible outside at the moment (with snow to come!)

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  7. oh fliss hun this is just gorgeous that is one wonderful image and a gorgeous card too hugs Cherylxxxx

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  8. Gorgeous card Fliss and what a fab kingfisher, you have coloured it so beautifully

    Joan

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  9. What a lovely card Fliss.I love the kingfisher.So beautiful.Hope you're okay dearie.Hugs Debbie x

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  10. Hi Fliss what a gorgeous card. I love that kingfisher stamp and your colouring is fab, he look like he could just fly off the page. Hope you're having a good weekend
    Claire xx

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  11. Love your kingfisher Fliss - your background is stunning too - as always - Jacqueline xx

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  12. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

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  13. Hi Fliss...I love the whole scene that you have created and the colours are so very woodland! Love the image Fliss.
    Dot x

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  14. A very pretty card

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations
    Francesca xx

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  15. A beautiful bird. Great card :) Love the dragonsflies.

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  16. Fabulous project Fliss, the kingfisher is stunning ! Sue C x

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  17. Beautiful card, the background looks fabulous.
    Yvonne x

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  18. Totally Gorgeous, Fliss! I LOVE it! must try and join in this time as I have quite a lot of birds :)

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  19. Hi Fliss, what a gorgeous piece of art to hang on the wall. The kingfisher is so amazing, fab stamping and colouring and love the beautiful and subtle background. xx

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  20. Fliss, this is gorgeous work of art and will look amazing hung on any wall! Love the Kingfisher, so beautifully colored! Hugs!

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  21. Gorgeous card, love the background.
    Amazing colouring on the kingfisher, he really is a stunner.
    Avril xx

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  22. It looks great-I bet it makes a lovely wall hanging.Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley.

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  23. Just gorgeous, love the colours :-) Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this time! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-) http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/new-candy.html

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  24. Beautiful kingfisher. Thanks for joining the challenge at Stamping Sensations, Ruth :)

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  25. This is lovely, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
    C xx

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  26. ooh that is a gorgeous stamp - I love Kingfishers. A beautiful piece of art - will look lovely on a wall...Esther xx

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Fliss xx