Thursday, 18 October 2012

One layer - Wings

The current challenge over at Less Is More is 'one layer' and the theme is wings. Loads of other things with wings came to mind but in the end it had to be birds, using a stamp that's been waiting to be used for weeks now:
I used:

- 4.5" x 4.5" square white card stock

- stamp bought in 'Guadalupe's' in Santa Fe, it's by Deadbeat Designs called 'Birds and Branches' - stamped then embossed with black embossing powder

- Personal Impressions 'Birds and Trees' sentiment stamp

- a template made by die cutting an oval into a spare piece of card then covering the embossed birdies with TH 'Faded Jeans' DI using a duster brush...which of course has the effect of 'anchoring' the branches, one of Chrissie and Mandi's bugbears are floating branches :)

I adore this image stamp, if I could master a sunset background that might be next - but don't hold your breath :)

Di
x

20 comments:

Mrs A. said...

This is unheard of me being up at this time of the morning but I have a very busy back breaking day ahead. The tilers are coming to do the hall floor next week and the existed carpet has had to be cut up into chunks ready to be carted over to the tip in several trips I guess. So you could say I'm up with the larks! Great effect on your card. Had to read it twice though to see what you had done. Die cutting the oval got me for a bit! Der. No brain cells active at this time of day. Have a nice one and can you get the bath ready for about 7.30pm please!!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Morning Di . . . lovely one layer card . . . just perfick!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Annie said...

What a tweet card Di. :-)
Hugs,
A x

Caz said...

Lovely one layer card Di, love the image.
Hugs
Caz x

scrappymo! said...

Can't resist...you know it's coming...very tweet!

I was knocked out by the cutting the chipboard stencil etc etc and eagerly await my next lesson on sunrise and sunsets!

Suzi B said...

Lovely, gentle LIM card.
Suzi b x

Sue said...

A lovely one layer card, that stamp is super.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh I love this! It's so lovely and that stamp is just fab! Take care Zo xx

Craftilicious said...

Oh I love that stamp Di - my heart fell when I saw where you bought it :(
Get cracking on that sunset - it would look stunning too - as does this one!
Tara
x

Chrissie said...

I'm so glad that your lines are anchored Di
I saw a bunch of birds on a wire whilst on hol in Indio a few weeks ago and couldn't resist taking a pic of them, which is SO like this image. I just love this kind of stamp and it's a great card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Samantha Elliott said...

Very pretty card there Miss!
xxx

Twiglet said...

I love birds - we have a jay burying acorns in the field this week. Bet your stamp would look fab on a sunset sky. x Jo

Bernie said...

Brilliant Di! Great stamp and love how you did the background.
Hugs
Bernie

Irene said...

Brilliant and stunning card Di, the bird stamp is fabulous.
luv
irene
xxxx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card and the stamp is great ... can't wait to see the sunset version :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Kathleen said...

Great take on the challenge and a really lovely card. To say you were backwards at coming forwards for this challenge you are certainly producing some great entries.

Kath x

MaryH said...

Very lovely bird image and what you did with the brush sponging is awesome. I'm struggling with that technique, and you surely have it down great! TFS such an inspiring card. You'll do sunsets great..same thing..just different colors I expect!!!

Anonymous said...

Clean and simple is always best, love the birdies and the background. You should have a go at sunset colours on some scraps of card for practice, bet you could master it.

Hugs
Brenda

Gillian said...

Great one layer card. Looking forward to seeing the sunset version

Sandra H said...

This is such a lovely image Di and your card is gorgeous! x