Saturday, 12 March 2011

Never-ending Nature

Phew, I am just in time to enter the Sunday Stamper's challenge, which this week has been 'nature'.

Also the Take a Word prompt was 'birdlife'. So with those two ideas in mind this project was born:

Last year for Mother's Day I made my Mum and MIL never-ending-cards and my Grandad was thoroughly fascinated by Mum's; kept playing with it and thought it was really complicated (of course I didn't let on how simple they actually were lol!!). So I decided that for his birthday this year I would make him his own to play with.

I chose to use my gorgeous bird stamps (from 7 Gypsies) -I've had them for a good while now and I still reach for them all the time! And chose to go with neutral colours for a masculine look and a natural feel.

The base and panels were made from white card, inked up with DI's (Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain). All stamping was done with black StazOn and the two darker DI's. The panels were layered onto black card and it was all stuck together using a combo of DST and gluestick. It took quite a while to do - 14 rectangular panels and 24 squares, plus the layers argh!!

Well I think all that work was worth it as I love the outcome. Just need to sort out some wording for it now, but as his birthday isn't until June I've got plenty of time to find something appropriate!!

This is also being entered into Simon Says Stamp Challenge, which this time around is Anything Goes!

Thanks for looking, I now have to try to remove the Walnut Stain Distress Ink from my fingers....

Take care and happy crafting,
Charli x


Hels Sheridan said...

very clever collage Charli - thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Ozstuff said...

Wow! I am blown away by the quality and the amount of work you must have put into this artpiece. I love it a lot, especially the exquisite colouring and the hugely creative design. Thanks so much for sharing it with your friends at Take a Word.
(So you are a Proper Charlie are you? I happened on your other blog and saw the name there. It made me smile).
As an Aussie who has explored the most beautiful County of Cornwall I can say that you live in a truly beautiful part of the world.