But first back to the Lucky Dip!!!
These are: die cuts, ribbon, pearls, distressing, a sentiment and/or a stamped image.
Loved that theme so much and hope to see your fab entries with us at TioT! This fortnight's winner can again choose 4 digis from http://deliciousdoodles.blogspot.co.uk
I chose a recipe that uses a die cut bird, ribbon, a sentiment and a lot of stamped images.
The theme for my card was mainly inspired by my daily dog walkies which lead me past many trees with a lot of crows sitting in them. I have come to love these intelligent birds - they even sometimes play "catch me if you can" with my dog girl Bluna, which means they come rather close, sit in a place (right before her) and wait for my dog to start running towards them. Then they fly up in the air only to land a bit farther away, waiting again for my dog to start running... I also love watching them trying to crack walnuts open by dropping them from high up above onto the asphalt. (Sometimes I help a little by carefully stepping onto the nuts until I hear them cracking).
Well, back to the subject! My new stamps from Crafty Individuals already waited to be used (could almost hear them cry from out of the storage box). I so love these tree images and the birds sitting on the wire and the sentiment by Victor Hugo...well, the whole set as it seems ;)
I also only recently bought a gorgeous texture stamp from Kaisercraft - "Grunge". Love that stamp too as it can be used in so many different kinds of projects! This time I used it on white cardboard to stamp a background for the tree images. All images and textures were stamped with archival ink "jet black" from Ranger.
I distressed the edges of the cut out stamped images and the background card and gave them some sprays and sprinkles with Mr. Huey's "inky black" and "opaque white". Distress inks used for blending were "pumice stone" and "black soot".
The panel with the tree images was fixed onto the background with white brads and that was glued onto some black cardboard, which I had embellished with a broad white ribbon to add some texture. I added the white die cut bird to a rather dark area to create some contrast for a finish. Voila!
Hope you like it and maybe it also inspired you to do a recipe on your own. Would love to see you sharing your projects with me and the team over at TIOT!!!
die amelie xx