Sunday, 5 July 2020

All Creatures Great And Small

Hello there my wonderful friends and followers,

It's time for a new challenge over at Stamping Sensations and I'm really excited about this one for a couple of reasons.  The first one being that we are being sponsored by the lovely Jean and Malcolm over at Crafty Individuals and as you may or may not know,  I'm on their Design Team and have been for the last three years.  (Our lovely Sally and Dora are also on the team!) The second reason is that I've made a card using a Crafty Individuals stamp that was drawn by our very own Dora.  I won't keep you in suspense any longer, here's my card:

I started by colouring my background with Distress Oxide (Fossilized Amber) and (Broken China.) I then used a stencil over the colours to add a little variation.  Next, I used VersaFine Clair (Nocturn) to stamp my main focal image.  This is a beautiful stamp by Crafty Individuals (CI-515) and beautifully drawn by our very own Dora.  I used Distress inks to colour the image.  My next stage was to add a little texture using a stencil and some (All Purpose Filler!) Yes, I know it should be texture paste but I find it far too expensive and this does the same job and it's just £1 from a well known shop!  Once this was dry, I sponged over it with VersaFine Twilight and then waited for it to dry before rubbing it over with a sanding block to allow it to blend a little.  Finally, I used a blending tool and more of the Twilight ink around the edge to draw the eye into the image.

As I mentioned earlier, we are very generously sponsored this month by 

'Jean and Malcolm'
Crafty Individuals 

who are offering one lucky winner the chance to win £25 worth of stamps from their online store.

I'd like to end be wishing you all a very happy and colourful Sunday xx


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssssss Sandra
Gr Karin

brenda said...

Love your treatment of the background Sandra, it really sets off the deeper colours of the bird which is unusual with an almost jocular feel to it.

B x

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Sandra a beautiful background and I just love your gorgeous bird image


cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Sandra, wonderful stamping and images, with super colours. Super inspiration, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful combination of colours and stamping on your beautiful card. Such pretty colouring and a fabulous image. Great use of the all purpose filler too....x.

Magic Maggie said...

Lovely card Sandra, nice to have you around. Hope you are OK.


Maggie (Bendy Yorkite)

Pat said...

I love Dora's pretty image and coloured beautifully by you Sandra, and the stencilled dots add texture with the filler, great idea by the way, and I love the extra stamping in the background too. A gorgeous card! x

Gerrina said...

So beautiful; love the soft colours! And the white dots; they give it such depth! Hugs, Gerrina

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous image with super colours and the colouring is fabulous, a really lovely creation.

Kath x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Great use of the lovely CI bird stamp and the stenciled background looks amazing! Well done with using alternative paste for it and save money! :) All the design looks very delicate. Well done!
Hugs, have a sweet week!

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Sandra. Lovely colours and fab colouring. You made a lovely background for Dora's stamp.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Your cards are always so stunning Sandra and this one is no exception. This bird looks like it is sitting waiting for the morning sun, just rising behind it, to warm the day.

Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sandra,
this is such a beautiful card and that stamped image is fabulous.
I sure wish I could draw like that.
Love your wonderful work on this fantastic creation.
The colours look amazing.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

pam said...

Absolutely stunning card Sandra, fabulous design and colours.
Pam x

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Absolutely stunning piece of work Sandra. I love everything about it

June x

Leanne Harris said...

A beautiful creation Sandra and I love your colour choices here. I'm down in Cornwall at the moment and for next week too so I've got my paintbrush out and am having fun painting! xxxx

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Sandra! That colour combination is beautiful and I love how Dora's bird seems to be in a little ray of sunshine when there are stormy skies around. Love it!

Tracy said...

I love this Sandra, Gorgeous as always. Amazing backgound and the image is perfect and coloured perfectly too. Thanks for the tip about the cheap filler, will try that.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fantastic background you've created Sandra and I love Dora's bird and flower cluster. So pretty! Vicky x