Thursday, 19 January 2017

Frozen Duck

Hello.  Welcome.  So this all started with the wellie boots.  The challenges this year at The Craft Barn are a little different and I wasn't sure if I was going to play along, but then I decided it's good to get out of your comfort zone so.........

The challenge is working through the lines of a poem by Sara Coleridge, which I am not familiar with, but probably will be by the end of the year.   So, include the first two lines in the poem and a bird in a wellington boot!  Why?  Who knows.  That's why it's a challenge.  So I decided to start at the most challenging bit, which was actually the boot, or in my case boots. 



The boots are borrowed from a girl in a sou'wester who came free with a magazine.  I stamped and embossed them on dark blue metal and fussy cut.  Then I chose my bird.  I decided a duck in wellies was a wonderful idea.  This is YNS Quackers stamped and embossed on pale blue metal.  I fussy cut him and the gold, red and mother of pearl colours are actually window paints (but that's a whole new blog post).  I decided to use a grey textured journaling card for my project.  


I used silver sparkle paste through Stamplorations Swirly Bloom stencil.   Here's a picture that shows the sparkle.  



I printed the poem lines on a piece of wintery paper and then did some tearing.  I layered the torn paper and placed an embossed die cut circle behind it with some bobbly white paper.  Then I added Quackers in his very fine boots. A bird in wellies.   

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
The Craft Barn Twelve Month Challenge 
Your Next Stamp Challenge 55 - Sketch 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything But A Card 
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 119 - Winter or Spring
Allsorts Challenge Week 398 - Wings on Things 
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge


14 comments:

  1. The texture and your design makes this such a fun creation, Gail! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  2. Lovely and happy card!
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

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  3. Really lovely cute card, great image and a lovely background.
    Thank you for joining our 'Wings and Things' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  4. I could use some wellies right about now. THe rain is a'coming down. Definitely it is a day for glowing fingers, toes and nose. Cute card. I like the idea of a duck in boots.

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  5. What a quirky little card and the Duck looks fabulous in his wellies. It is good to work out of our comfort zone from time to time and you've done a super job here. Thank you for sharing this with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, Sandra x

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  6. Really cute card - thank you for joining the Craft Barn Month Challenge you've stepped out of your usual comfort zone and created another xx

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  7. What a fun card - great job mixing the stamps and meeting all the challenges. Thanks for joining us at YNS!

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  8. That duck in boots is adorable! I love that sparkle paste too, looks yummy.

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  9. A lovely project, he made me smile with his cheekiness. I love the texture the window paint creates.xx

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  10. A card that will bring a smile to the recipient's face. I love all the different textures you have used.

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  11. Oh what a fun card... great! Thank you for sharing this with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Greetings Carola

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  12. Gorgeous! This is so funny, Gail. Thank you for entering the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge. xx Susanne.

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  13. Such a fun project Gail,love the duck! Thanks for joining our Mixed Media challenge at STAMPlorations this time. Carol DT x

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  14. This little duck looks fabulous in his wellington boots.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril

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