Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Crafty Individuals..........

Morning peeps, I think I'm going through an orange and pink phase as todays piece featuring Crafty Individuals stamps is using those colours with a smidge of blue, I love these stamps and have collected many of the past couple of years and finally Jean has her own blog and is now doing challenges to inspire us further. My first encounter with stamping was having met Jean and Malcolm at the nec trade show about three years ago and I fell in love with her designs and her art.....inspirational ,ever since then I've been addicted to their stamps and even managed to do a workshop......fingers crossed Jean will be doing another this year.

I've used the papers from the Springtime book to cover the frame but then painted a thin layer of wash of paint over the top, I also used the paint (fresco from Paperartsy) to added colour to the gold swirls. I then over stamped in orange the papers with the crackle stamp and added foil highlights using aged Mahogany for the sentiment. The bird image has been stamped onto glimmer misted fabric using Stazon and then I embroidered part of the image for added interest. The little branch has been coloured and tied up with thread. The flowers were made from the remnant pieces of fabric using the smallest flower die I added a bead to the centre as well scrunching them up.

Crafty Individuals.....square.
Top tip Tuesday.......spring has sprung.
Simon Says stamp and show......distressing.
Wild Orchid......wings.
Secret Crafter...our feathered friends.

Oh well better go and get ready for work now
hugs N' smiles


Curlybear said...

Oh my word this is very a beautiful creation, and such a lovely design and layout,

Thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 129
Our Feathered Friends,

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Jean Hardy said...

Wow Daniele - gorgeous entry. Thanks so much. Jean

margit said...

oh, this is a very cute, very beautiful creation!
greetings from austria

Netty said...

Terrific card Daniele. Annette x

Meggymay said...

Truly beautiful Daniele, the colours are lovely. xx

PeggyR said...

This is very lovely!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Daniele! I love Crafty Individuals too. Thank you for joining in the Gingersnap Creations Mists challenge,

Lucy x

Debbie Dolphin said...

Oh Daniele this is so gorgeous,it really is xxx
Thankyou also for all the comments you leave on my blog. xxx
love Debbie xxx

Vicky said...

OMG...this so beautiful hun..I love it!

hugs Vicky xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

This is gorgeous love the way you have altered the colours totally beautiful.


Faye said...

Oh Daniele - WOW!!! xxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, amazing how pretty those colors work together! Great piece.

Suzanne Brookfield said... the whole piece but the extra touches are the icing on the cake. Thank you playing along with Gingersnaps

Nancy Wethington said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joininig the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!

Maggie said...


Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Francesca said...

What a beautiful card

Thanks for joining us for our Feathered Friends challenge at secret crafter this week and good luck!


Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabby card

Thanks for joining "Our feathered friends" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

minnie_mac said...

Gorgeous piece. Love those colours.


Caroljenks said...

This is gorgeous - absolutely beautiful image and colours.

Thanks for joining in with our 'Spring Has Sprung' Challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

trisha too said...

Beautiful piece--thank you for joining in the Gingersnap misty challenge!


Karen said...

Thanks for stopping over on my blog and leaving a comment: I am very happy to do the same :)
I love this piece, especially the embroidery and fabric. Gorgeous colours too!

JeanFB said...

Oh my gosh this is stunning! I love, love, love your embroidery over parts of the image - what a fantastic way to highlight it. Brilliant!

email: said...

Oh my this is lovely!! The flourishes and colors...really the whole thing is stunning! Great job!

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


stampdiva said...

I saw this at the CI Challenge and decided to pop over and leave a comment.
Really lovely.

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Beautiful creation, Daniele!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful bird image and great details.

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely fabulous ... love the subtle texture of the misted fabric ... so many beautiful elements to draw your eye into the design ... so glad you got Misty with us at Gingersnap Creations.