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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:

cuilliesocks said...

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

Jackie Trinder said...

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

Marianne's Craftroom said...

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

Doreen said...

A gorgeous design and fab image.xxx

sheila said...

Wow the magpie stands out beautifully crafting hugs xxx

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card!

sandra carey said...

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

Katie Lamb said...

Stunning card

aussie aNNie said...

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

Sammy said...

What a stunning background! Love it! x

Cumbrianlass said...

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

Zoe said...

Fabulous card, adore it xx Zoe xx

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Love the colours you use. Beautiful. Janny

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs xxx
{Debs Cards}

Barbara said...

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

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and gorgeous card Linda great background
Gr Karin

jimlynn said...

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

carols handmade cards said...

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

crafty said...

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

tanya miller said...

Wow wow wowsers!!! Totally fantastic

Mrs P said...

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

Andree said...

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

Laine said...

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

Shelagh Metselaar said...

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

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Linda, love the fab background.

Kate M said...

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

pam said...

Gorgeous card Linda, love background colours.
Pam x

rachel said...

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

Olga Fink said...

Very beautiful Linda!
xoxo Olga

*Vicki* said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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

Catie Cuddles said...

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

NanaConnie said...

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

Angela Simpson said...

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

CraftingMum said...

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

Barbara Lancaster said...

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

Linda Page said...

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

Emma Burns said...

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

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

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