Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Live In The Moment

Time for a few peeks at Sheena Douglass' new stamp ranges, the first of which is the Silhouette Grasses and my first card uses the floral meadow type image. Sheena's shows are on Create and Craft on 18th July at 8am and Ideal World at midday.
I love these umbelliferous type images and I really enjoyed creating this card using Sheena's new stamps. The background was created with Distress Inks broken china and faded jeans.  I simply applied the ink to my non-stick craft sheet, spritzed with water and mopped up the beads of ink with my card, heat setting before each application of ink.
My floral image has been stamped with manganese blue archival ink and I have added white highlights with a gel pen.  For added dimension I have stamped the image once again onto a strip of card to fit a microscope slide and added to a memory frame, attaching a Philosophy tag attached with jump rings.  I have added silver paint dabber to the Philosophy tag to coordinate with my memory frame.
For further interest I have added a mini bird and the fabulous sentiment "Live in the Moment" to the bottom corner.  Faux stitching completes my first card in this series.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x

11 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Your creativity is boundless, you make even the most simple stamps speak, wonderful xx

Emma said...

I love what you've done with these stamps, and the little added touch of the memory frame just makes for a perfect card! :)
Hope you're ok and not too busy...
Love Emma xx

Alexandra said...

Love this card Tracy, beautiful blues and new Sheena stamps to look forward to. You've made my day. I'm just back from having a peak and can't wait for these. tfs

Sandy said...

Really really beautiful Tracy.
A dream in blue.
xoxo

Fiona C said...

Love the card Tracey - so clean and fresh and even more impressed with your use of the word umbelliferous...I may well adopt it as my word of the day xxxx

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous Tracy, love the memory glass focus, lovely! Kimx

Buttons said...

Putting the dots on the flowers has really made them pop. Love the design and will be looking out for these stamps. Hugs, Buttons x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous monotone card Tracy. The memory glass is a great addition.
hugs {brenda} xox

Barb Cady said...

Of all the things you do so fabulously well, I reckon you do blue best! This is a lovely design., love the memory glass addition. x

hazel said...

Fabulous Tracy. I love your chosen colour and the stamps look great.
xxx Hazel.

Suzanne C said...

Ohhh lovely monochromatic card in shades of blue. Love the pretty flowers and grasses. The charm and window in the center is a lovely focal point!