Monday, 8 March 2010
Is it the end of Winter?
I seem to be going through a monochromatic phase at the moment, here's a purple card I've made. I bought a lovely set of Inkadinkado clear stamps of winter branches from Stamp Attic and I've been waiting for the right moment to use them, they've been sitting on my desk for a few weeks :).
My card is based on the sketch at Card Pattern's Challenge, Crafty Creations has One Colour as its theme, as do Stampin' for the Weekend and Pile It On. The Quixotic Challenge theme is Leave It Out, to include leaves. I began this card with this challenge in mind, then panicked that there were no leaves on the branches. However on closer inspection there are leaves in the images - phew :).
I sponged Dusty Concord and Weathered Wood Distress Inks onto glossy card and overstamped the branhces and birds onto it. I added some berries with Stickles. The DPs are all Artylicious, I used a Big Shot die to cut the flower from the DP. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and I used some hand-dyed variegated thread from my sewing stash. It's a very cold looking image, but although the ice is solid on the horse's water the sun is shining and hopefully chilly scenes like this will sooon be just a memory...