Sunday, 7 February 2016

Feathers

We have an 'Anything Goes' theme set this month at Stamping Sensations and as our sponsors are the fab Visible Image, I have done a remake of a card I made a couple of years ago, using some of their awesome stamps!

I steered away from my usual linen card and went for a white leather look textured card instead and layered the bits onto black.
I considered an all over inky bright coloured background and may yet do a couple of small notecards with this wonderful bird before it goes back into it's file, but I wanted a stark card with impact so the basic white and black with a touch of cream it ended up.

I stamped the feathers with Versamark - one onto an old dictionary page and the other just straight onto dark cream paper and fussy cut them both.

The bird  and sentiment were stamped twice - once onto the main panel and then again onto a scrap piece of the card. Simply cut with a nestie and positioned on top with foam pads
The feathers were glued at the top near where I tied the twine into the bow.

Quite pleased with this - stamping onto the textured card was a bit tricky as it is quite thickly embossed but overall the stamping hasn't turned out too bad!
Please call in at the Stamping Sensations blog and check out what the rest of the DT have done this month - and then get stamping and come and join us - you might win!!

I have been away in Norfolk this week with two really good friends and the other half...- look what we got up to.....
 WINNERS WINNERS CHICKEN DINNERS!!!!!!

Linking up to these other challenges - Allsorts - CAS, Crafty Friends - Birds, LOC - Wings, Addicted to Stamps - CAS and as I used a couple of snippets for the circle and the panel am going to have a nosey in the Playground!

Thanks for popping in, will be round to see you all - have missed blogland this week! x

27 comments:

brenda said...

Wasn't sure if you had to rush back from Norfolk for some bedside hand stroking Viv ! On a serious note well done on the trophy and a very elegant card for the challenge this month. Also thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts, perfect for our theme.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Dora said...

Beautiful! And I love your bird stamp. so artistic!

Stamps and Paper said...

I love stamping onto texured card VIv your card is lovely and like the addition of the feathers....congratulations on your bowls win...

Anne

aussie aNNie said...

Congrats on your win Viv, Love your card ..x {aNNie}

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautifully done Viv and thanks so much for joining in our 5th Birthday celebrations at Less is More.
Sarah x

Joan said...

What a fabulous card Viv, love the stark black and white and wow! you have cut those those feathers to perfection. Well done on winning the trophy too.

Joan

Zoe Sanderson said...

WOW! XOXO

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it. I hadn't spotted that bird stamp before! My wish list for Visible Image is getting longer!

Valerie Nolan said...

Love your feather card Viv love the use of a book page. Congrats on your win!
Val x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, Viv, I think the way you designed this is perfect for that magnificent bird image! Truly perfect just the way it is to my eyes! Congratulations on the trophy!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Doreen said...

Congratulations on your win,this is just gorgeous,love the feather.xxx

Meggymay said...

A fabulous card Viv, love the fussy cut feathers, its a brilliant design.
Yvonne xx

Lynne K said...

Love the graphic simplicity of this, Viv, and the dictionary page feather. Hadn't seen the bird stamp before either - another for my wish list!

Lynne x

Kathleen said...

Love this CAS design and the mainly black and white effect. Great image.
Well done on the Trophy.
Glad you have entered this in the Allsorts challenge but as you are not my numbers I don't want to tread on anyone's toes, so this is personal comment.

Kath x

SARN said...

This is SOOOO me! LOVE this card Viv xxx

Carole said...

Tickled my fancy those feathers! Fantastic card and Congratulations on your win too!

Di said...

Ticks all the boxes for me Viv! And well done on your success in Norfolk too :)

Lovely to see you in the Playground again.

Hugs

Di xx

Eret said...

the white textured cardstock looks fantastic. Love this bird stamp. It took me awhile to understand that it is a bird but it is awesome. Your design is beautiful Viv!

Nicole Diedrichs said...

Such a gorgeous caard! Thank you for showing it at our ATSM challenge this week. Creative regards from stempelfrida
http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

Barb said...

I absolutely love this card. What a great stamp that crow is you can see so much in him. Very elegant and stylish card. Barbxx

Pia S said...

It's striking, the leathery look of the background adds interest too. Well done!

scrappymo! said...

That bird stamp is stunning! Perfect with those feather dies...

craftimamma said...

Love this card! Fab use of the images with the die cut circle! Perfect!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous textures, so stylish card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Pat said...

These Visible Image stamps are just that bit different and have made a wonderful card Viv and I really love the black and white and the use of a dictionary page for one of the feathers. Congratulations on your win in Norfolk!

Tracy said...

I love your choice of images ,beautiful details, and the design too, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Engelchen said...

A nice card.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends Challenge.
Greetings Geesje