I've got my fingers crossed that this post gets published on my original blog, but here goes.....
Over at Make My Monday Challenge it's still "things with wings", and this week that means 'birds or bugs'.
As I've just received my new SU French Foliage set, I decided to use it for this challenge.
Here's the card and then I'll tell you how it was made.
I started with a white 6" square card from my stash and sponged the center with Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery. Onto the lower sponged green area, I stamped the grassy image from Just Believe in Sahara Sand, and 2 fern images (from a stamp set I cannot recall the name of), in Always Artichoke, CCelery, and Adirondack Pesto.
I then stamped the text in BBlue over the upper sponged blue area, and randomly stamped the splats
stamp in SSand over the entire background.
Next, I stamped the leaves in a random square in CCelery, Handsome Hunter, and Adirondack Pesto, Rust, and Butterscotch, and cut out the inner section to create a foliage frame. This was then mounted on some Garden Green card and stuck onto the background with 3D pads to give some dimension and the impression that you are looking through a hedge into a secret garden.
Using SSand I stamped the Summer Dovecote and 4 birds from Flower Soft stamp set onto some Very Vanilla card, and soften the lines with an aqua painter before cutting them out. The pair of doves and the single dove were stuck onto the Dovecote itself, and the 2 doves in flight were placed in the sky on 3D pads to give them more dimension.
I hope that the photo shows what I am trying to describe!?
Anyway, my eyes are struggling now as I've been staring at my laptop for far too long and they are feeling really sore.
Hopefully I will be back soon with another post.
Thanks for sticking with me.