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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Summer...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Well the title of this post is rather tongue in cheek as at the moment here in the UK it is more like autumnal weather than summer. I want the sun and warm weather back!!!

Today's card is made for the Clarity challenge.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream square card from Anna Marie Designs
2. Matted and layered black and red card onto base card.
3. The topper background I created by spraying water onto Theuva card then adding Colour Burst,
I love how this  background ended up after leaving it to dry. Using the Magpie stencil I distressed using DI hickory smoke.
4. On a white piece of card I drew around the stencil and then coloured the Magpie with my Derwent watercolour pencils, added glitter to the white area and using distress markers to colour in the branch, leaves and claws of the bird, I then fussy cut out and layered over the distressed magpie slightly off centre to give a shadow effect.
5. To finish off I stamped Summer in the corner, curving the stamp on my block, then added red pearls to the corners.


In the above photograph you can see the shadow and the dimension of the fussy cut magpie.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Clarity Stamp #42- Fussy Cutting
Artistic Inspirations #162 - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #323 - Always Anything Goes
A bit more time to Craft #25 - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

39 comments:

  1. Wow Linda, what wonderful colours and your magpie is fabulous, love the dimension you've given it, great design, Kate x

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  2. Hi Linda this is a gorgeous card I love the magpie and the dramatic background. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  3. We have been having lovely weather, not too hot, just how I like it, rained yesterday afternoon but still warm. This is fab, so vibrant

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  4. A gorgeous design and fab image.xxx

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  5. Wow the magpie stands out beautifully crafting hugs xxx

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  6. Wow love the bird but omg that background you have created is awesome have a lovely day hugs S xx

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  7. Love it. Fabulous project. Love the bird and that awesome background..xx
    {aNNie}

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  8. What a stunning background! Love it! x

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  9. Love this card Linda, the colours and image are fantastic, know what you mean about Summer lol where is it ?
    Hugs Janet xxx

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  10. Fabulous card, adore it xx Zoe xx

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  11. Love the colours you use. Beautiful. Janny

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  12. Morning Linda what a great card and I love the colours of the background.

    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

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  13. Love, love, love this Linda......possibly your nicest card....ever! Fabulous! xx

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  14. fantastic and gorgeous card Linda great background
    Gr Karin

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  15. Linda, come to Texas if you want to see summer and heat! Hope your weather improves.
    Love the background on this card. Stunning!
    Lynn

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  16. Love your card and your choice of colour. Thank you for entering the challenge and the best of luck. Xx

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  17. Love your choice of card very colourful good luck in the clarity challenge x

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  18. Wow wow wowsers!!! Totally fantastic

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  19. Loving this piece Linda - that's a fab background and the magpie looks great on it.
    Thanks for joining in with the Clarity Challenge, and good luck to you x

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  20. A gorgeous card Linda. The background is stunning and I love the magpie. Hugs xxx

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  21. Great card Linda. Such a fabulous bright background.
    Laine
    xx

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  22. A great contrast between Magpie and Background. Thank you for joining the Clarity. 'Fussy Cutting' challenge and best wishes. ;~}

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  23. Gorgeous card Linda, love the fab background.

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  24. Wow Linda - this is fabulous - the background is stunning - beautiful colours and the magpie is superb! Great card!
    xx

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  25. Gorgeous card Linda, love background colours.
    Pam x

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  26. gorgeous background Linda and a fabulous fussycut bird - wonderful! Big hugs rachel x

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  27. Very beautiful Linda!
    xoxo Olga

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  28. Wow!! This card is absolutely amazing Linda!! I love your background and that bird look fabulous here!! :)

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  29. Linda, hello! Beautiful project! Such a dramatic background for your beautiful bird! I especially am drawn to the shininess in his feathers! Wonderful design! Hugs, de

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  30. Oh my. Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

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  31. What a stunning background for showcasing that bird iamg, Linda! Fabulous bright summer colors.

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  32. Linda I love your background which really sets off the magpie. Thanks for joining the Claritystamp challenge. Good luck x

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  33. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Louise DT x

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  34. Bold and dramatic; love this design. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

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  35. Great background really sets off the magpie. good luck and thanks for entering the Claritystamp challenge

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  36. Best of luck in your challenges Linda......no need to say anymore.....all the ladies above have already taken the words out of my mouth. Hugs xxxx

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  37. A Gorgeous entry to our Creative Challenge at THe Artistic Stamper . Thank you xx

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Thank you very much for your comments. I really do appreciate them all and I do read them. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and come back again soon. Linda xxxx