Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wood grain and Vine

Hello , thank you for calling in . Welcome to my room where I hope that you like what you see .
Just another quick post to show a card I made to share at a workshop . I generally have 3 cards and kits to make and take for my friends on Tuesday morning but this week my mojo left me for the last set . So as I usually do, when this happens , I began to browse through my favourite magazine for inspiration .
And so I must acknowledge that I was inspired and motivated by a card by Carolyn Bennie, SA, shown in Readers gallery , Australian Cardmaking Stamping & PaperCraft.
Can't show you of course as I dont have permission from either parties .
But if Carolyn sees this and oks I'd love to share her card here
Chocolate Chip card base, Whisper White layer . Wood Grain image from KaiserCraft
stamped twice on light  tan cardstock. Inks were Creamy Caramel and Soft Suede.
The vine from KaiserCraft, inked in Garden Green . The Bird Collage from Hero Arts, inked with  basic Grey..The large silver brad is from SU


Here I stamped image in two colours again overlapping each stamping, on Very Vanilla card. .I used a torn rectangle of paper as a mask and stamped over it to give the sentiment /greeting blank place.
For a slapped up card and a little different from Carolyn's card , I really liked the end result .

Hope that you are enjoying the week and managing to get some crafting  in .
Would like to enter this card in a challenge or two [ make your own background ] ends Nov 16th [anything goes]
                                                                                                                     ends in 9 days [ a flower somewhere] there is a flower in the collage and on the brad ..

                                                           A quote to ponder..

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Gorgeous Shirley-anne love that stamp its so lovely it doesn't need anything else to go with it

jacqui x

Caroline said...

Beautiful card love the wood grain effect and the image is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Shirley-anne this is gorgeous and very creative. Love everything about it. Wishing you a fab Wednesday.
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Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful card Shirley Anne great job!!!

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Such a wonderful stamp.

Monica said...

Love your card with the wood grain background and flourishes on it. What a clever idea to stamp it twice. Love the bird stamp. The quote is lovely.

Lisa M said...

Well for Pete's sake Shirley-Anne, if this is what is created with missing mojo then sign me up! I am thrilled with the outcome of your card. The earthy elements are wonderful together and I really, really love that you masked a focal point for your image. The green vintagy swirls add beautiful movement to your card. It's a fantastic piece of art and I'm so happy that you entered it over at Our Creative Corner.
Hope you're doing well and hugs to you my friend,
Lisa xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Great wood grain effect - a lovely card

Chrissy said...

I love this card Shirley-anne, gorgeous image and love the woodgrain..fabulous.


Pia S said...

This card is beautiful! And thanks for the idea of stamping the inside, using a mask for the white space - I've never though of that - really clever!

Sue said...

Hello Shirly-Anne
You must have been inspired as your Bg looks great, and using a mask for your image to make it one layer, is very effective, it is a very pretty card.
Thank you so very much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner, we are just thrilled to see your work, please join us again and good luck.

Birgit said...

The wood grain effect is great-I thought it was store bought until i read how you did it-Great card

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

fantastic woodgrain background, perfect for Our Creative Corner challenge this week... your overall card is Wonderful! Thanks for playing along :-)

Jane said...

Great card, love the stamp. Had a great time today. xx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

oh I love the woodgrain effect, and the masking inside!

Do send me your address when you get the chance, Shirley. So I may add you to my Christmas card list! :D

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh....ShirleyAnne, this card is awesome! Love the background you created and the layout is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at Our creative Corner this week. Have a great weekend!... :)

Anni said...

What an elegant card!
I love that you decorated the inside of the card!

Merry said...

Beautiful card...that wood grain looks terrific with the flourish on the side.

Eva Marie said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for playing at DVC
Hugs :)

Jack said...

Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Ooh I love this, its very clever :-) Thank you so much for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges this time, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter