Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Things with Wings

Well here we are nearly at the end of January and this is my first post of 2015, but I haven't been idle, far from it, and I've even managed to make a few cards, in fact I have quite a few birthdays to make cards for around the beginning of the year.  My New Year's resolution - to try out more techniques and varied types of craft.  I've already finished a baby scrapbook of my Granddaughter's first year (she's 3 now) and I've a huge pile of photos ready to scrapbook.

On the technique side this is my first attempt at making a background using cling film spritzed with water on top of a piece of coated Clarity Card brayered over with Adirondack inks in lettuce and stonewash blue.  This is something I've seen done on the TV before but was reminded of it I think on Barbara Gray's blog recently.  Moving the wet cling film around on top of the ink leaves some lovely patterns once dry.

I used the top strip to stamped the Clarity Celebration stamp,first time I've used this.  On the remainder of the card I stamped the line of trees club stamp and some foliage from the garden and birdhouse set around the edges. I stamped the blooming corner and border onto Theuver card, colouring and cutting out to create a 3 sided frame and mounted this onto the background with dimensional glue to give a 3D effect and hopefully the impression that bird feeder is hanging from it.  The little blue tits are stamped separately, coloured with Promarkers, cut out and covered with glossy accents before I added them to the scene along with the little bees and ladybird. Both pieces of the picture are mounted onto some dark green card.

I hope you like the finished card, your comments will be very welcome.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Clarity Blog Challenge- things with wings
Country View Challenge - Use something new -( this is a new tequnique to me)
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Things with wings


  1. what a lovely card Molly and all that cutting out! must have taken ages. Good luck and thanks for entering the Claritystamp Challenge

  2. Very nice card lot of work gone into this love your birds as well good luck in Clarity challenge x

  3. A lovely card Molly, and such dedication to so much cutting out. The birds look as if they're really enjoying themselves too. Thanks for entering the challenge. Good luck! x

  4. A very pretty card, Steph. You must be very patient to do all that cutting out. Good luck in the challenge. x

  5. This is really pretty Stephanie, good luck in the challenge.
    Hugs Amanda xx

  6. This card is a reminder of spring and summer days that are hopefully not too far away. Using the cling film has created a great background for your scene. Good luck. Xxx

  7. Beautiful card, such pretty details!! Thank you for joining us at "Fussy and Fancy" for our "Wings and Things" challenge!
    Diane FAF DT

  8. Beautiful, the birds are wonderful as are all parts of the card. Really beautiful Best of luck.


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