Monday, 4 March 2013

More Tales Of The Riverbank

Good morning folks on a very sunny but chilly morning in Sussex. Hoping you have some too and that you had a good weekend, managing to fit in some creative time.
It's time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday and this week the theme is a favourite of mine too - Inspired By Nature so it's time for all those birds, bees and plants and flowers to make a showing.
I decided on another riverbank creation as I wanted to use another of the fabulous bird stamps in my much loved Artemio set (you may remember the gorgeous kingfisher which is from the same set) and this time it was the duck's turn to be inked up. A favourite walking destination is Arundel and there are always ducks on the River Arun tributaries near the castle which is the main inspiration for my card.

The background paper came from my bits box and was created by running a piece of card through the Cuttlebug with a piece of acetate covered with various green Distress inks and Brilliance Pearlescent Lime and Olive misted with a little water. Messy, but great fun and lovely grungy results! I then stamped on some leaves and flowers with Crushed Olive and Bundled Sage Distress inks. I then misted on some Olive Vine Glimmer Mist.
The image panel is thick smooth cartridge paper which was stamped with a plant spray from the Hobby Art CS017D Floral Sketches clear stamp set with Spanish Moss and Olympia Green VersaFine inks, stamping several times before re-inking for a faded effect.
I stamped the duck on the cartridge paper with black ink and coloured him with watercolour pencils. I cut him out and added him to my little scene.
I stamped the greeting from the Hobby Art set directly on the panel and added a dark green mat. I then assembled all the sections on a 5x7 card blank.

Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges I'd like to play in:
Stamping Sensations - The Great Outdoors
Cards For Men - Monochrome
Simply Create Too - St Patrick's Day or Mostly Green


brenda said...

I don't know how long it took you to colour that duck Fliss, but you've got it spot on. Fabulous work.

B x

brenda said...

Me again Fliss......... thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

craftattack said...

Beautiful card. Sunny but cold here. too! Valerie

Paper Profusion said...

Wow Fliss - this is fabulous. The 'messy' background looks wonderful - thanks for sharing the how to. Love the stamped foliage - incredibly natural looking and then your mallard is superbly coloured. Brilliant card. Nicola x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card I love your colouring and your card design. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Anonymous said...

The duck is beautifully coloured Fliss and overall you really captured a wonderful sense of nature.

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Fliss. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Daniele said...

what a lovely card, the scene is delightful

Rose said...

Really gorgeous card Fliss, the stamping is lovely and I love the duck.

Rose x

Jacqueline said...

Wow - what a fab way to create a background - going to have to try that one! gorgeous card - Jacqueline xx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous riverbank scene. Love that duck.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Mynnette said...

This is just wonderful, Fliss! I adore your collage stamping style and the wonderful texture it creates! Amazing card! :) HUGS!

Cazro said...

Wow! Fliss I think this card is stunning, I love your stamping and colouring. The duck is amazing. Hugs. Caz

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm a bit behind with my comments, so sorry. You've been very creative the last few days. Wonderful pieces to see.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is wonderful Fliss! I love your background and especially how it contrasts with the duck panel - you have really captured a riverbank vibe here! Vicky x

Lisa Jane said...

whata wonderful card .. love the grases and the green colour scheme
Thanks for joining us at Cards for men this fortnight

Lisa Jane said...

whata wonderful card .. love the grases and the green colour scheme
Thanks for joining us at Cards for men this fortnight

Ruth said...

This is really beautiful and I love your colouring.Ruth, Stamping Sensations Challenge :)

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Fliss: Your card is beautiful--your image is wonderful.

Thank you for joining in our St. Patrick's [or Green} Challenge at Simply Create Too.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Francesca said...

Beautiful creation

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations

Francesca x

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image, beautiful details and the design too, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x