Wednesday, 20 March 2013

An Impulse To Soar

My Blog Candy post is HERE.

Time for our monthly blog hop with Artistic Outpost and this month our theme is BACKGROUNDS/TYPOGRAPHY or SENTIMENTS.
My background has been painted with sky Fresco Finish paint and then stamped with the background from the Secretary Pool plate using cobalt Archival Ink, adding machine stitching around the edges for further interest.
I created a paper cast of my focal image using tissues and pva glue, and once dry I coloured with salty ocean Distress Ink and highlighted the raised textural areas with Treasure Silver. I also added a mini tag, adding SOAR to add further interest to my card.
I stamped the bird from the Birds Of A Feather plate onto white card using black Archival Ink and coloured with salty ocean Distress Inks, adding splats of water to bleach out some of the colour, adding further interest to the background. I also added some random stamping using the background stamp from the Ephemeral Backgrounds plate. Again I also added machine stitching to the edges of the focal image. I have added the sentiment from the Quote and Quotables plate, one of my favourite at the moment.
I have added a dimensional flower and pieces of doily to the edges of my stamped design, again stamping the doily with the Ephemera Background stamp.
A close up shot of my paper cast, highlighting the fabulous detail from the stamp.

My fellow Design Team members have made some fabulous pieces to inspire you, please pop along and visit their blogs and be inspired along the way.

Artistic Outpost also has a fabulous REFERRAL THEME taking place for March and the theme is ANYTHING GOES using your AO images. There is also a fabulous prize on offer, upload your designs HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x 



23 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous Tracy, love the colours, images and your bird cast.
Have a great day.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is gorgeous...
Love your colour choices too...
Huggles Pops x x x

MichelleZ said...

That paper cast is pretty awesome. I love your work!

Kate said...

Love the bright colors! Very pretty. The texture, stitching, and that fabulous flower make this. Love it!
Kate

Suzanne C said...

Love the monochromatic colors on your card. That flower is just wow! Beautiful card. The technique with the cast image is super cool!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning monocromatic card - love the addtion of the paper casting!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Very cool piece, Tracy. It just shines with color and that paper cast of the bird image is brilliant! Love the way you used the Secretary Pool to create your background!

Hugs,
Linda

JansArtyJunk said...

What a beautiful Blue card Tracy, love that water (bleaching) effect and your paper casting. :)

Terry said...

Love these vibrant blues and the stitching is wonderful! Wonderful card and combination of stamps!

inkypinkycraft said...

A really stunning make, love the papers casting piece too. A really great make thanks for the kind words..you are very kind hugs trace x

Dianne said...

Beautiful blue, fabulous art piece you crated, thanks for sharing all your creativity,have a fun day...

Sue C said...

Wow Tracy, fabulous card ! Love the paper cast and the sentiment ! Sue C x

butterfly said...

Superb, Tracy - from the letterblock background to the fab spritzy framing of the central bird, to that amazing papercast - all in vivid blue - wonderful!
Alison x

fairy thoughts said...

lovely card the colours blend so well
have a good week
janet #28

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this is fab and what a gorgeous shade of blue. Love that quote

Sue said...

A beautiful piece Tracy, and your paper casting is amazing xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Another amazing piece of art, love the colors and the paper cast...that is really neat.

Connie Paxman said...

Wow Tracy...a lot of dimension on this card...and elements that compliment each other...
Radiants beauty in Blue.
connie paxman

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- love the gorgeous paper cast and color on your card!

Redanne said...

Beautiful work Tracy, love the background and the fabulous cast and the blue is gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful blue and love the stamp cast....so cool!

mitz said...

...ohhh this is so pleasing to look at.. great idea with these colors.. wonderful card..

Jeannette said...

Ooohh This is Faboluos Tracy,the birds composition and the blue backround is soooo wonderfull, i love,love,love this.


Hugs Jeannette