The Play Date Cafe

Saturday, 20 September 2008


Here is my latest card which fits in with the latest Arty Girlz challenge # 52. As their blog is 1 year old the challenge was to make an item for a birthday. They are offering a prize for one lucky participant.

I have only just discovered the fabulous Coredinations cardstock and bought 4 sheets yesterday from Paddy's Stamping Place where I saw some beautiful examples of cards and boxes made using this cardstock in conjunction with the Cuttlebug embossing folders. I embossed a piece of the teal card with the leaves folder and lightly sanded the surface to reveal the inner core colour of the cardstock, adding highlights. I coloured 4 small squares of Stampbord with various shades of blue ink and stamped the bird and branches over them with Black Versafine ink. The stamp is part of the beautiful Elusive Images bird set and is entitled 'Dawn Chorus.' I used a water brush over the finished image to add a bit of sparkle with Sakura Stardust but it doesn't show up in the photo.


Ann Whitfield said...

This is so beautiful Denise - the colourway is stunning.
Ann x


this is such a pretty one !! love the colors !!

Tanya said...

What a beautiful work! Love the image and the way you have used those squares of Stampbord.
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.
Hugs, Tanya

crissi said...

Gorgeous card i love the card stock you have used the embossed backgroung looks fab with the sanding and i love the bird to.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Grlz challenge.

crissi xx

Beryl (bik59) said...

Wow Denise, that is beautiful. I love the colour
Beryl x

Jacqueline Tr├ęsBella said...

Beautiful Card! Do somemore!

SBS 20

Jacqueline Tr├ęsBella said...

Beautiful Card! Do somemore!

SBS 20

Phree said...

Stunning card, I love it.

Suzanne said...

STUNNING card - love the colours
Thanks for sharing your wonderful work

Kim Piggott said...

Gorgeous card!
I love that blue and your coredination is just fab where you have sanded it.
kim x

A Latte Stampin said...

Hi Denise...Your Vacation looked wonderful. One day I'll visit over there.
I love this stamp set kind of reminds my of the Halloween mood I'm in. Was in Xmas but switched...I'm so warped. Hugs

Beryl said...

Glad to see you've got your crafting hat on again. Great pics from your holiday.
Beryl xx

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning, the image and colours are fantastic.

Cazz said...

this is beautiful denise xxx