Friday, 10 July 2015

Go Your Own Way

Hello.  Welcome.  Friday again!  Where does the week go?  Must admit I have been crazy busy doing stuff much less fun than craft, but have grabbed a few minutes, OK, maybe an hour, to make a little something.  This one kinda built itself.  Wouldn't that be nice if they all built themselves!!  Then I could be sitting out in the sun, sipping a long cool drink with an umbrella in it.  Alas, I was needed for clipping and sticking, and I'm still not sure it doesn't need a tiger........

This is my base card.  I'm going with the Rubber Dance challenge colours of cinnamon brown, forget me not blue and antique white.  This is my F-m-n blue card base.  I ran outside and checked with the plant and IRL it's pretty close.  But when I laid my cinnamon layer on it was too abrupt so I hit the blue with some gesso.  Oh, now it looks like sky.....

So here's my cinnamon layer.  I made this by embossing a piece of handmade off white paper with Sizzix Bricked embossing folder.  Then I coloured with distress inks, frayed burlap, ripe persimmon and old paper.  I just kept adding til it looked right.  Then I cut with a Spelbinders border die.  

It looked like sky behind an ornamental wall so I used Stamplorations Some Birds stencil and sponged white acrylic.  

I added a piece of lace on the rhs and a piece of string on the lhs.  I stamped the sentiment from Marks Finest Papers Tiger set and embossed with white powder.  I also added some white embossing powder along the hanging wall.  As I said, there might have been a tiger but he seems to have wandered off....  

Joining the fun at
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 269 - Cut Away Embossing
Rubber Dance July Challenge
We Love 2 Create Challenge 14 - Anything Mixed Media 
That Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes Mixed Media 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz


  1. Glad you could join us at MFP SF&F with your lovely creation I like the color combo a lot......Lis

  2. That brick looks so real! I always love your process photos. Super cool design!

  3. I really like the way you created the sky background and the brick wall. The addition of the birds really completes the scene. Thank you for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

  4. LOL! Loved reading about how this came about!! And the birds have obv been frightened into flight by the [absent] tiger. Actually, I reckon that Tiger is deffo crouching behind the wall! Brill take on the challenge. LOVE your 'sky'!!!

  5. Ooo, I love the texture on the brick! Agree with Becca -- it looks very real! I can imagine a tiger hiding behind there and scaring off the birds into flight!

  6. Fun to read how one thing led to another. Lovely make for our July challenge!
    Thank you so much for entering and for spreading the word :-)

  7. Fun how your project developed, mine tend to do that too! The birds are the perfect choice for this scene. Love the wall texture too...

  8. Nice job! Thanks for joining us at SFF. kReN, SFF DT

  9. Super nice card! Thank you for entering the Rubber Dance Challenge. Hugs, Susanne.


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