Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Spring Is Here

I am dreaming of Spring with this weeks creation for Artistic Outpost using the fabulous BIRDS OF A FEATHER plate.
I created the background using Wendy Vecchi's Archival Re-inker technique which you can find HERE.
I used Archival Re-inkers Aquamarine and Potting Soil for the backdrop and then added background stamping using Potting Soil Archival Ink and distressed the edges of my piece to add to the aged feel. I cut a banner from the inked card stock and again added background stamping and distressed the edges with a pair of scissors.
I die cut a circle from my inked card stock and then stamped the bird with Potting Soil Archival Ink, adding Archival Ink around the edges of the circle for definition. Three dimensional flowers have been added cut from teal card, applying Treasure Gold Wax to the edges of each petal.
I added 'Spring' to the top of the die cut circle and added the sentiment 'Spring is here' to the bottom of the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x 

15 comments:

rachel said...

perfect springlike card Tracy - looks like a fab plate - lovely images xx

Lori said...

Gorgeous! I'm dreaming of spring too, unfortunately it hasn't become reality yet. LOL

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Tracy, this card makes me weak, loooooove the colors you've blended on it, I just watched the video, those inks got my wings a flapping, exciting stuff,love your special little bird image:),the flowers, gorgeousssss, I 'm sure I can see some glassy part over some of it, am I seeing things, didn't read anything about, I don't think :(, what ever it is I loooooove it, thanks for sharing this fabulous creation, loved your FB video.
Have a wonderful day, ((( BIG HUGS )))

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I love the fluidity of your background and a beautiful colour combination. That bold blue works gorgeously well and it certainly is a touch of Spring in gloomy February.
Wishes
Lynne

Tracey Sabella said...

What a gorgeous card, Tracy!! Love these colors and your beautiful handcrafted flowers!! I'm ready for spring, too. The past day has brought snow then freezing rain, then more snow. Yikes!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Tracy! Love the sweet bird image and the beautiful rolled roses!

carol edwards said...

Hi Tracy lovely card great colours and techniques, all blends together so well. The birdie is beautiful, roll on spring

Redanne said...

You certainly created the most wonderful Spring-like feel Tracy, the bird is beautiful and that background technique looks fabulous. Anne x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully designed Tracy, I love the WV technique you have used and the flowers that pop on the top xx

Ellie Knol said...

WOW, it caught my eye straight away!

cbuswell said...

Gorgeous! I love teal and those flowers are beautiful, I love the gold wax on the tips!

Paper Profusion said...

This is truly beautiful Tracy - I just love the background and those colours. The stamp set is a winner too! Nicola x

butterfly said...

Your recent makes have completely sold me on this stamp set - and I think this may be my favourite of the lot... I love the inky colours in the background, the shabbied papers, and the bird looks great in his circular frame.
Alison x

Coco said...

That's a wonderful card, so beautiful... Thank you for sharing it! Coco x

Buttons said...

Love, love, love what you've done with your Archival Reinker background Tracy. Jenny x