Thursday, 12 September 2013

DREAMS ARE FOREVER

I've been using the fabulous CHALK IT UP and CHALKBOARD WISDOM plates to create my vintage card this week.

The background has been coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and flicked with water to add bleached out blotches to the background.
I stamped the frame from the CHALK IT UP plate using Black Archival Ink and I then added random stamping to the frame using the background stamp from the EPHEMERA BACKGROUNDS stamp plate using Black and Sepia Archival Inks. I then added the wonderful bird from the BIRDS OF A FEATHER plate.
The two birds at the top of the frames is also from the CHALK IT UP plate and is a lovely filler to coordinate with any Artistic Outpost stamp plates. Natural twine and a bird cage charm have been added for further interest.
A second frame has been stamped alongside the first, stamping the fabulous sentiment from the CHALKBOARD WISDOM plate, again background stamping has also been added.
A dimensional flower has been added, cut from Calico, adding a touch of background stamping to the petals for further interest along with a medallion to the centre.
The dots, from the CHALKBOARD WISDOM plate are yet another great filler and I love them here stamped at the bottom of each frame. Ornate brass corners have been added for further dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

10 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Tracy...this is soooo beautiful. I love all the effects with the water and background stamping. These are gorgeous stamps!
Dot x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Tracy, beautiful stamps and I love your calico flower xx

ElizabethR said...

Great make and the flower is fab! Elizabeth xxx

butterfly said...

Such cool watery splotches in your background, and the pair of frames look brilliant. Great composition and another beauty of a card, Tracy!
Alison x

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love those water splotches!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Your work always amazes me GF! This piece is beautiful....love how you got all those sets in too!

jean.phillips1 said...

Beautiful card, love the background and great stamps too! xxx

Redanne said...

REally love those fabulous sentiments and they look wonderful with all the spotches - love this piece. Hugs, Anne x

Barb Cady said...

This is my favourite piece of the month! I love how you've done the big splotches, the colour scheme is great, terrific piece. X

Suzanne C said...

Stunning!