Tuesday 14 January 2014


Once again I am showcasing the fabulous BIRDS OF A FEATHER plate from Artistic Outpost.
To create the textural background I added crumpled tissue paper to a piece of thick white card and once dry I coloured with Antiqued Bronze Distress Stain and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and heat set with a heat tool. Once dry I applied Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink around the edges for definition and I also highlighted the wonderful texture with Treasure Gold White Fire wax.
Very difficult to spot but I have also added swirls using Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste and the 3 Flourishes stencil to add a little more interest in the backdrop. My aim was to add a cluster to the bottom corner of my card adding layers of interest.
Metal embellishments add further interest and texture along with added dimension to my piece. SOAR Adage Ticket has been stapled to the top right hand corner which I have crumpled and coloured with touches of Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to age.
The bird has been stamped with Potting Soil Archival Ink along with touches of background stamping. I love the detail on this bird! I have also tucked two banners behind the stamped bird image for a further layer of interest. A dimensional flower, along with brass keys have been included for further interest.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Unknown said...

The colours and textures here are stunning. Congratulations on another beautiful card x

Claudine said...

This is an amazing card, love the texture and the background is wonderful

Amanda said...

A stunner, fab textures.
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful colour combination, one I've never tried before (note to self!)
A stunning card with such beautiful use of the stamps.
Thank you for leaving a comment on Facebook.

Words and Pictures said...

How beautiful - that background is stunning, and I just love the aged look of the bird and banners - fab!
Alison x

rachel said...

super background Tracy - wonderful xx

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful textures, layers and images together. A gorgeous card Tracy.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

Jenny Marples said...

Absolutely LOVE this Tracy (pinning)! The metallics really pick up the colour from the mauve background too. The tissue texture with the stencilled flourishes over the top is so incredibly effective. Jenny x

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous !
Corrie x

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Tracy! Love all the distressing and that gorgeous background!

Beverly Gray said...

Stunning. Whoever gets this card will be a very lucky person!