Sunday, 8 March 2015

Spring Colours

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to another challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

This time the subject is -


Come and join us with your spring creations - Anything that is fresh, sunny and colourful.

I chose two very spring colours - Tumbled Glass and Scattered Straw. 

I cut out a rectangle of card to make a small hanging. I dabbed some Picket Fence DP through a leaf stencil. When this was dry I blended Tumbled Glass and Scattered Straw DI over the card and then spritzed with water.

The card was stamped with some text from the Artistic Outpost Bluebird stamp set using Scattered Straw. I then stamped a music stamp with Tumbled Glass. Adding a darker script stamp brings depth to the background.

I added the words 'spring' and 'adventure' from chit chat stickers. They were dabbed with Scattered Straw DI and edged with Vintage Photo DI. They were then placed onto spare card that had been inked with Tumbled Glass and Scattered Straw DI and stamped with text and music stamps.

The main picture was stamped with the birds nest stamp from the same AO set. I used Coffee Archival ink for this stamp. I added a bird stamp to this image from another stamp set.

I added two cream eyelets tot he top of the hanging and threaded hemp string through the holes tying the ends in knots to secure them.

I added small flowers that were recycled from an old project. The flowers were tiny die cuts that were covered with Guacamole and Bora Bora Fresco paint and were dabbed with a little Quinacridone Gold Decoart Traditions paint. They were then covered in Decoart One Step crackle before being inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink to highlight the crackle.

I added a small bow made from hemp string to the group of flowers

The edges of the hanging were darkened with Vintage Photo DI 

A strip of lace was added to the bottom of the hanging with a strand of hemp string

So there is my Springtime picture! Hope you like it

I would love it if you came over to see what the rest of the team have made to inspire you at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Remember we are a stamping challenge so please feature a stamped focal image on your creation.
You could be the winner of $20 to spend at Flonzcraft Stamps! And of course you could be picked as one of our Catwalk Spotlights!
Hope to see you there!

Happy Crafting!

Laura xxx

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  1. Great colour palette and some fab stamps. Lovely picture, some fab techniques and great inspiration:-) xxx

  2. Hi Laura. This is Spring to a tee! The resist in the background looks great.
    Dot x

  3. I love your springtime picture ! And especially these cute flowers: lovely!

  4. I love your colors here - the Tumbled Glass in particular! Great images, especially that robin....hoping I seem some of those in person soon :-) As always, your composition is exquisite..... glad to find this new challenge and hope I can join in once in a while. In the meantime, thank you for the great inspiration - xx Lynn

  5. What a gorgeous make Laura!! I love Tumbled Glass and Scattered Straw together, such a dreamy combo! Excellent work combing those images, looks like one big amazing stamp!! Such a wonderful spring time scene! hugs :)

  6. Lovely hanger

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Monday!

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  7. HI Laura - love how you've combined spring and vintage..beautiful hanging..Esther xx

  8. So pretty and delicate, Laura! Just the perfect little hanging for Spring :) It's lovely!! XOXO-Shari


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