"Late Summer Food Aplenty"
I just love getting loads of inks and stamps and having a play, don't you? There are so many different stamps on this card I don't think I can remember them all! I wanted to get that late summer meadow look with lots of different seedheads and the lovely birdie has so much food he's spoilt for choice. The background is inked with distress inks, then the same colour pads were used to stamp all the different meadow flowers and grasses, with a few swirls added. The bird is from a set that my very good friend Lee sent me a while ago (thanks Lee!) I stamped in memento onto scrap card and coloured with promarkers for a complete contrast from the background before cutting and adhering with Pinflair for some extra dimension. The poppy is stamped and coloured with distress markers to match the background.The sentiment is stamped onto a distress inked background and diecut with a Spellbinders petite oval before edging in a darker colour. That corner flourish is trimmed down from an Elegant Post diecut.
It all puts me in mind of that poem:
"What is this life if full of care
We have no time to stand and stare..."
I think that's how it goes, well you could always google it :-) Have fun, Maddy xx
Spellbinders die sets: petite oval, elegant posts
stamp sets: Martha Stewart birds, Artemio nature, Tim Holtz papillon & sentiment, IndigoBlu poppy
Distress inks & markers
Memento black ink pad
Adhesives: PVA, Pinflair
Entered for the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer
Lawnscaping - make your own patterned paper with stamps
Simon Says Stamp and Show - No Rules
Creative Craft World - smaller than 12" x 12" using summery colours
Mishelflo - long hot summer
Sparkles - Nature
My Mojo Monthly - Your Style
Joanna Sheen - Sentimental
That Craft Place - Vintage
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes