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.