Saturday, 20 January 2018

In Flight ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. I have been using my new stamps and older stamps to create some scenes and here is one of the cards I’ve created …

I enjoyed creating a large card
You can see it has depth
All the details
It's a beautiful bird stamp
I managed to capture some of the shimmer on the feathers

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Ally’s Angels Challenge #1 Anything Goes 
Creative Artiste Challenge #34 Mixed Media Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge LTSCB #105 Anything Goes
I followed the sketch with the exception of the sentiment, I put on LHS

One of my other goals/aims this year is to create projects with multiple stamps and multiple brands. I like that a lot of the stamps I have won or purchased/purchased for me this year will all work together. I’ve always loved creating landscapes with stamps and in fact it was that idea that first got me into creating cards for my husband. But it has only been recently that I’ve started to experiment with using multiple stamp designs and multiple brands on one project. I don’t why I had not done this in the past but at least I’m realising it now lol!

1. I roughly painted a blue sky with watered down acrylic paints and left that to dry before applying watered down acrylic paint for the greenery. Once this base layer was dry I was able to start adding stamped grasses and areas of shade using inks and watercolours to do so.
2. I used the trees from the Reindeer Flight set again, that wasn’t planned it just happened as they were out on my desk.
3. Once the landscape was finished I stamped and heat embossed the in flight bird onto the landscape and onto a snippet.
4. I coloured the snippet with watercolour pencils and my beloved Caran D’ache wax crayons and left that to dry.
5. Then I decided to create a bigger than usual card so that I have a few of these ready and waiting to be used for birthdays or other occasions. I used a Stamplorations stencil and light blue acrylic paint to add details to a piece of light blue paper, I covered the whole piece and left that to dry.
6. I distressed the stencilled blue paper then glued onto the card base.
7. I distressed the stamped landscape and glued that in position before gluing the stamped and coloured bird using 3D glue gel. I wanted it to look like the bird is about to capture his lunch lol!

My final step was to play around with several die cuts to add further detail and embellishment to this card. The card does have quite a bit of depth because of the added embellishments so I checked and it will post through second class large if needed. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight stamp set
Prima Bloom: Birds stamp set
Stamp Addicts: Dottiness Cloud
LB Crafts Fern Branch stamp
Stamplorations Stamps: Confetti Circles stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Feather Bigz & Textured Impressions die and embossing folder set
Crafters Companion Leonie Pujol: In a Spin mixed media die
Whimsy Stamps: Celebrate die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card/Craft UK 200mm square card
Blue pearl paper
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card for stamping the decoupage bird & die cutting the feathers; Kraft card for the die cut sentiment
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Pebeo acrylic paints: blue; green for the landscape
Pebeo Dyna Inteference acrylic paint: Iridescent copper for the feathers
Caran D’ache Neo Color II water soluble crayons
Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils
Prima Finnabair Alchemy Acrylic: Metallique Emerald Green
Luminarte H2O watercolours: lilac; peach; purple
Distress ink pads: Shabby Shutters; Bundled Sage; Mowed Lawn
Cosmic Shimmer detail gold EP
Feather & ribbon from my stash
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel
Double sided tape
Fun foam


Jane France said...

Wowzers!!!... youe background is stunning!!!... i first thought it was a printed sheet of paper, but upon reading your blog I realised you have done it!!!.. the whole card is stunning. Thank you so much for joining in the artistic stamper challenge.x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card Karen, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

Sue said...

This is lovely Karen, thank you for playing along with us again at Country View Crafts, Sue xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This really is magnificent Karen, love your background and how you have layered the feathers and bird in flight!!
Thank you for sharing and joining in the with the Feeling Blue blog challenge.
Best wishes from Tracey @ That's Crafty

Gemma Hynes said...

Great card, I love the background. Thank you for joining in the challenge at The Artistic Stamper.

Andree said...

A wonderful dimensional card. You've created a fabulous background for the stamped image.
Thank you for joining in with our January challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Happy New Year and good luck x

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

WOW Karen! This is awesome! Love the bird, love the feathers and love the sense of nature this exudes. Hugs, Autumn

Evelyn Walter said...

Wow, Karen, this card is my favourite, simply beautiful!
Thank you again for joining in with our challengen this month at Country View Challenges!

Jerrie said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch challenge!