Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Just Because

Here’s a second post on this first blog day, because I wanted to meet a challenge deadline. I love doing challenges and this card is for the Lily Pad Resist challenge and for Play Date Café Challenge #98. This is the gorgeous inspiration board for the PDCC challenge:



I especially liked the picture in the top middle and used that as inspiration for my card. Here's my card:


The background was sponged with Distress Ink Scattered Straw, using a torn paper as a mask. I added a little bit of brown and then dark blue at the bottom. I am not sure if I got the colours quite right, but I liked how they turned out. The birds were stamped with second generation Vintage Photo and then the branches were stamped on top. The second panel is canvas coloured with Distress Inks and then misted with Perfect Pearls and water and stamped with a script stamp. I wanted to use the same colours in the background piece as in the focal piece. A piece of glossy cardstock was brayered with Scattered Straw, then the envelope pattern stamp was stamped on top and clear embossed. Finally, Chipped Sapphire was brayered on top and the embossing resists the blue ink.

Thank you so much for looking!!

Supplies: Cherry Pie branch stamp; Stampscapes Migrating Birds Lg. 151E, Hero Arts: Envelope Pattern S5507, Just Because CG351, Old Letter Writing S4878; Distress Ink: Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China; Versafine Onyx Black; Perfect Pearls; Spellbinders label dies; Kaisercraft rhinestones; velvet ribbon; DMC floss.

12 comments:

  1. Wow. What a gorgeous scene you created - so much like the Asian fine art pieces in museums. And that envelope pattern background - whoa! Very cool. Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date cAfe!

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  2. Hi, Anna-Karin! What a gorgeous card! You certainly used the inspiration well! I love your pretty, misty mountains with the birds flying over top, and the branches dripping down. Gorgeous!

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  3. The flock of geese, the wispy branches...Anna-Karin this is lovely!

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  4. This is absolutely stunning, Anna-Karin! LOVE all that inking and stamping/over-stamping on your center panel! Stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  5. gasp. so. gorgeous. You nailed this week's challenge. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe this week.

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  6. STUNNING! Love the scene you created with the colors, gorgeous :) Thanks for playing this week at the Play Date Cafe!

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  7. WONDERFUL! Big congrats on your fab 4 too - such a perfect take on those colors!!

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  8. Just simply gorgeous..the scene and your colours.

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  9. Gorgeous - and I love the envelope pattern embossed!

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  10. I just love seeing the stampscapes stamps used in such a creative and original way. I really like the idea of using them on a die cut panel, too. Really frames the scene nicely. Welcome to the blogging world - your work is gorgeous and I love your blog header.

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