Sunday, 2 February 2014

Somewhat or Nother

Hello.  Welcome.  Do you ever get those days when you want to craft and the mojo has flown?  Or it's all in your head, so clear, and when you get it in front of you it's just..... disappointing?  I'm having one of those afternoons.  Maybe I'm trying too hard.  Maybe it's just looking at too many things at once.  Whatever.  It started as something but became this.  In a strange way I like it so I thought I would share.  

After many a false start today I resorted to the scraps box and found this background I made in this post.  Yeah, that again!!  I liked elements from Helens tulip canvas at PaperArtsy this week so I added some texture paste coloured with fresco finish Butternut paint.  I put this through That Special Touch Of Bamboo Mask.  I made it quite rough to give interesting texture.  Then I thought it was all a bit bright so I hit it with a whitewash.  Always a little bit scary.....

I liked Helen's bookpaper stems for her tulips and after trying flowers I made some clouds which then became trees!!  I embossed them with Spellbinders Sea Beauty folder and added blue and green VersaMark chalks.  I scattered some book paper coloured with butternut and added DingDong bird.  I've stamped him three times to give a layered style and turned his wing up a bit so it sticks out.  I did try to give him bookpaper legs but they were too chunky so I sat him on a pile of stamped circles.  The sentiment is a Crafty Individuals stamp.  Then I mounted it on a wide card and added a black line each side to frame.  It's growing on me.  

DingDong is joining the fun at
Stamping Sensations February Challenge - Wings 
Stampotique Designers Challenge 132 - Winged Things 
Country View Challenges #12 - Painty Pleasures 

Take care.  Hope the mojo is flowing for you.  If you have a little to spare then beam it over LOL.  Thanks for dropping by.   Back soon.......


  1. Fabulous background colours xxx

  2. you always do such fun things with your Ding Dong bird!

  3. Great piece, love the clever ideas with the embossed clouds and circles pedestal.

  4. great cards and the backgrounds too
    hugs bibiana

  5. That background, just as it is, is a piece of art, Gail!! Love the colors and all that yummy texture. Taking it a step further to make this beautiful card is just perfect! Mwah! KayW

  6. Wonderful colourful make Gail. Great background and images. TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  7. I like that fact you showed the first picture then the finished iteam .... It came out really well!
    Thank you for joining us at Stampotique

  8. Oh yes, I get those days Gail, more than a few as well.

    But looks like you mojo was home when you created these wonderful pieces of artwork and in such stunningly vibrant colour palettes.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Wings, Fantasy and Fiction theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  9. Wow what a splash of colour, love what you have created Gail. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  10. I'm with you Gail, I have had those days too. Your friendship card is super fun.

    Hugs diane

  11. It looks great Gail. The background is awesome!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC

    xx Arwen

  12. Wonderful work, lovely to see ding dong bird again.

    Sylv xx

  13. I love the colours , thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

    Francesca x

  14. I love what you did with your background piece. Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Challenge this month.


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