Tuesday, 5 March 2013

4 Birds/One Stone-Woo Hoo!

Hey Everyone,

The sun is shining bright in my neck of the woods today...deceiving...it's bitter cold out there!  At least it was warm in my little craft room with creative juices flowing! I really should be tidying up around here!  took some time off work to try and de-clutter the house and clean out the basement (which is reaching intervention proportions!) in hopes to get it all finished down there...later.  Right now I'd like to share with you a little creation I made that happens to fulfill 4 challenge blogs out there!  Wowzers!  New for me but hopefully not a rare occurance!  I LOVE getting inspiration in all the corners of the interweb and having it all get the creativity in gear!  Shout out to all those blogs out there that stimulate this!
I was driving to the grandparents with my C3 this morning and they wanted to keep her for the day!  (who am I to deny them seeing their granddaughter!)  Perfect opportunity to get stuff done!  In the traffic jam I encountered on the highway on the way home the concept for the colouring of this stamp popped into my head.  I wasn't sure if it was possible but thought it would be pretty cool if it worked.  Let me know what y'all think!  I like the abstractness of it.  It's different that's for sure!  This is the Greeting Farm Stamp I used.  I'm hoping you can make it out...but just in case....

I stamped the Angel Anya Greeting Farm stamp with vintage sepia ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.   (I originally tried this with no embossing and it didn't turn out quite so well.  It was difficult to make out the image.)  Then with a pencil I lightly traced a curvy checkerboard pattern over the image then then coloured the alternating spaces with brown and blue Chromatix markers by American Crafts.  It's important to have markers with a fine tip and these worked perfect!  The flourish is from a Bo Bunny clear stamp set, the sentiments are from Simon Says Stamp, the background stamp is from Hero Arts and the die is from Spellbinders.  The hat pin is from the clearance section at Michaels and I added the pennant and the brad is from Making Memories).  
I would like to submit this card in the following challenges:

The Greeting Farm Double Take Tuesday: Colour Challenge-Blue and Brown
Cardabilities: Sketch Challenge #70
A Blog Named Hero: Make Your Own (stamped sentiment ribbons)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by!



  1. Fabulous card Liz :-) a very original and arty way of coloring the image, very effective and the colors and papers are fab, I love the little flag too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. This is so unique! What a great idea! Thanks for joining the TGF challenge!

  3. Wow that is one beautiful creation Liz! Love the dark colours with the splash of blue.

  4. This is great. What a fun way to use your stamp. Embossed on a patterned paper. Like it! Thank you for playing along with us at Cardabilities. /Malin


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