Tuesday 18 December 2012

"Lucky Dip" at TIOT

This fortnight over at Try It On Tuesday our theme says "Lucky Dip", which means you should pick four of six ingredients from the following list for your project to use in. (Maybe you are also interested in creating ATCs, then, please, scroll down to the previous post, where I introduce thjs fortnight's new challenge from FwATCs).

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


  1. Wow!! That is absolutely stunning, Claudia... the stark b&w is so dramatic, and the birds perched on a wire look fantastic against the grungy background. I've been tempted by those CI trees for a long time, and seeing what you've done with them here sends them right back to the top of the list! Wonderful work...
    Alison xx

  2. wow das hat TIEFGANG im positivsten SInne für mich! wudnervoll gearbeitet Claudia!

    Sollten wir uns nicht mehr lesen dann möchte ich Dir hier schon ein schönes Weihnachtsfest im Kreise der Familie wünschen !
    Bleib gesund und kreativ und genieße jeden Auenblick!

    Liebe Grüße


  3. Love that monochrome style - the little bird is a great touch! Alexa x

  4. What a great set of stamps, so glad you got round to using them. Perfect for monochrome.
    Avril xx

  5. Stunning card, love the monochrome colours scheme. Those stamps of the trees are great. I can imagine your walk with your dog.
    Yvonne x

  6. Making this black and white really adds to the whole drama of this piece, and the close ups really allow us to see the level of detail you have added to create texture. A fan as always, hugs Jenny x

  7. Love the card, and that quote is one of my favorites, it's in a quote book of mine that I made when I was going through my divorce. Love the button bracelet that you made too, just stunning! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  8. Love your take on the challenge!
    Hugz, Z

  9. Wow,Deine Karte ist einfach wunderschöööön,ich liiibe den text und die tollen bäume,einfach klasse gestaltet,auch deine buttondose ist ja gigantisch,ich bin seehr begeistert was ich hier sehe,und mir fehlen für soviel schönheit auch die passenden worte,vielen lieben dank für dein liebes blogkommentar,ich freu mich waahnsinnig das du mal rein geschaut hast,wünsche dir und deinen lieben ein wunderschönes friedvolles weihnachtsfest.

    Herzliche Grüße Jeannette


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