Sunday, 1 October 2017

The Birds Have Flown

Hello.  Welcome.  And a great big Hello to October!!!   All is fresh and new as my favourite spooky month begins.  Stay tuned for stuff.  Kicking of the fun with a new colour challenge at Rubber Dance with this quirky little card

I actually wrote a little verse that inspired this, but haven't quite worked out how to ascetically incorporate it.  I started with a grey card base, die cut with a stitched rectangle die.  I smeared Hickory Smoke distress in the middle and stamped the birds from Rubber Dance A Little Birdie set in blue dye ink.  I smeared versamark around two edges and embossed with dark blue embossing powder.  I cut an ATC from light grey card using a sizzix die, stamped Rubber Dance Vintage Aviary in blue and edged with fired brick chalk ink.  I added a layer of blue card under the ATC to make it pop a bit more.  I stamped the word dream from Rubber Dance Affirmations set, embossed with blue powder, coloured the letters red and fussy cut.  

Do hop over to the blog for more inspiration from the team and to link up your creation.  Don't forget if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can get free worldwide shipping with the code GTFreeShip on any order over €15.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

My birds are flying off to join the fun at
Penny Black and More Challenge - Close to Nature 
Crop Stop September Challenge - Link Party 32 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Wow, great card, Gail! I love how you've combined the two images. Another stunning colour combo too. Fab stuff, darlin' Jo x

  2. I love how you have used the colours so boldly. The ATC Really does pop with the blue card that you added, which looks brilliant on the grey background. Totally gorgeous!
    Dot x

  3. This is wonderful Gail, the colours pop beautifully! Have a good one xx

  4. I love the composition and stamping on your card Gail, its fantastic!! Clever selection of stamp :)

  5. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. Great way to use an ATC! Love how you added the birds to your cardfront to compliment the stamped image! Thanks for linking this up to the Cropstop bog - I hope I'll see more of your creativity in the gallery this month!

  7. Fabulous card Gail! The blues really pop off the card and I love the bird silhouettes.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Wonderful card, great design! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More!
    x Daniela (DT)

  9. Slowly catching up after holidays so rather belatedly popping in to thank you for sharing your pretty creation with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x


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