Sunday, 17 February 2013

Up in the air !

It's a lovely sunny and fresh day here in my part of Cornwall again today, hope you have some nice weather too.

 

This week the challenge on the Simple Less is More blog has the theme 'Up in the air' and they suggest using images of balloons or planes etc.  As birds are 'up in the air' for a lot of the time, I decided to use a bird image for my entry.  I love this very atmospheric image from a set of stamps by Indigo Blu which I purchased at the Birds in the Barn craft store in Essex last year when I visited with a crafting pal.

Firstly I created a background using Distress Inks blended on to a piece of white cardstock, then water flicked onto the surface and blotted.  After leaving it to dry I stamped the image over the top using black Archival Ink, then trimmed to size before attaching to a very slightly larger layer of black cardstock. 

The sentiment is from the same set of IB stamps stamped directly onto the basecard using the black Archival Ink.  The gorgeous swirl was cut from another scrap of the black cardstock using a Memory Box die then glued into place.

Thanks for stopping by to check out today's project, I've got some sewing to share with you next time.  Have a wonderful day, wherever you are and whatever you have planned.

8 comments:

Linda said...

Fantastic sentiment - love inspiring sentiments and fits so well with the gorgeous stamped image too.

Two days of sunshine in a row - we are being spoilt this weekend.

Those baskets haven't taken long to fill today but at least one set of cupboards are looking a little neater even if not thoroughly organised yet LOL!

Suzilou said...

Lovely sentiment and realy like how you created your background. Great iamge stamp as well :)

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Wynneth, love the fab image and the sentiment. I needed to read those words today!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Cherry said...

Gorgeous Wynneth. That sentiment is fab. See you Friday. Hugs Cherry xxxx

Chrissie said...

Super card Wynneth
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Linda said...

Fabulous card Wynneth, love your inky background and great choice of Indigo Blu stamps xx

Paula Knall said...

Loving that sentiment. Beautiful card xxx

Jen said...

great stamp wynneth

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"