Hi there folks, well its a busy blogging weekend for me and this card is my project for our brand new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges where our theme is 'Circle the Globe' chosen by the lovely Shirley. We want to see some kind of circle on your project, of course as we're a stamping challenge we need to see stamping as the focus of your project too! Our lucky winner as always will receive a $20 voucher from Flonzcraft.
I was a bit stuck for this challenge as I had an idea in my head but couldn't find the stamp I wanted to use anywhere, I hunted high and low but it is definitely hiding lol. Anyway as I was struggling for inspiration I had a little wander around blogland and found that the lovely Astrid had a gorgeous freebie backing paper on her blog, Astrid's blog is always full of wonderful ideas and inspiration so do pop over and have a look.
I used the backing paper with lots of distress inks, a Dutch Doobadoo stencil and Maimeri light modelling paste to create the background and layered this up over another layer of inky stencilled card. The focal image is one of my favourite Flonzcraft stamps, Two Birds on a Branch Engraving. I've watercoloured the image with distress inks and decoupaged the birds
I've added seam binding ribbon, die cuts, paper flowers and some little berries from my stash.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Chocolate Coffee and Cards: circles and squares
Country View Crafts: Natures Glories
Crafts 4 Eternity: Stamp it
Eclectic Paperie: get stencilled
Fussy and Fancy: spring colours
STAMPlorations: stamps and flowers
That's Crafty: Spring is in the air
Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon