Good morning, Friday at last and its time for a new challenge at Crafty Ann's and this time Ann wants us to 'Ring in the New' but that doesn't mean forgetting all your old favourites, so we want to see you combine the new with the old!
I've gone for a new technique which I've combined with one of the first stamps I used from Crafty Ann (this gorgeous 'Bird on blossom branch' and an old frame rubber stamp (I haven't used this stamp for years and had forgotten how much I love it) from Stampin Around.
I've used a pastel pink bp from Crafty Ann's 'mottled stone' collection (available in Crafty Ann's Digi shop) , stamped and embossed the frame with detail black ep. The bird is coloured with distress inks, my new technique and I have to say one I think will take a while to get the hang of. I also stamped the sentiment (from Elusive Images) on some pastel pink mottled stone paper and layered up the frame and bird with foam pads. I've added some glitter to the flowers for a bit of sparkle. The image is matted on yet another layer of pink mottled stone paper, this time with faux stitching (again stamps from Elusive Images). I wanted to keep the card pretty simple but after 4 attempts to get the stitching straight at the corners, I gave up and used some pretty pink roses from Wild Orchid crafts to cover the dodgy corners lol.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays: Things with wings
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Try something different
The Crazy Challenge: animals
Scrappy Frogs Challenge: Sentiments
Our Creative Corner: photo inspiration
Freshly Brewed Challenge 30: Black, white + 1
Dutch Dare: All stitched up
Sassie Studio Designs: Use something old (my frame stamp)
Meljen's: Square or round card
Thanks for taking the time to visit, I hope you're going to play along with Crafty Ann's Challenge this week. I love these something new challenges, I'm such a nosey parker and I love to have a wander round blogland checking out everyones new stash. The only problem is my wish list gets even longer lol