Thursday, February 16, 2017

You Can Fly

It's time for a new challenge over at the Time Out Challenge Blog. The theme this time around is Home Sweet Home: a challenge in which we take our inspiration from home decor. Here it is:

The challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations.
See details on the Time Out Challenge Blog.

Andrea of KandA Creative Moments is Guest Designer. Treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. You will be glad you did.

Here is my take using STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2 stamp set:

I focused on the birds, banners and clouds. It's hard to see in this photo, but the card base is embossed with the Taylored Expressions Clouds Impression Plate. I painted with Zigs directly onto the bird stamp, sprayed it with water, stamped it on watercolor paper and added a drop of Nuvo Ebony Black for an eye. I die cut the watercolor panel with Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners, added the sentiment and leafy ribbon, and popped it up on the cloud background.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team has created to ignite your creative flame. What inspires you in the photo? I can't wait to find out.

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Thanks for stopping in!


sandie said...

This is fab Stephanie, I adore that bg and it is a new embossing plate to me, love it. I adore how arty the bird looks using this technique and love how you added interest with the leaves curled, super take on the photo x

Gerrina said...

The watercoloured bird looks so great! And love the leaffy ribbon; that really finishes the card so beautifully! Hugs, Gerrina

Kara Lynne said...

I love your watercolor washed bird, Stephanie! Those clouds are a great background for your wonderful banner!

PJ said...

Great job with the bird.. Love the sentiment, good reminder for all of us on our "down days"

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous watercolour little bird, Stephanie ... brilliant with that leafy trailing vine ribbon ... all the texture and dimension is delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely CAS design Stephanie, and I love your watercolour stamped bird. The leaf ribbon is such a great finishing touch.

Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

KandA said...

What a fabulous card Stephanie. That's such a gorgeous bird and super design with the banner against the embossed background. Thanks so much for the shout out xx

Nonni said...

That's a wonderful sentiment and I love the design with the banner... The ribbon was a great idea and I love your colorful stamping!

Lois said...

What a cute little birdie! Thanks for playing in the STAMPlorations CAS challenge.

Linda said...

Beautiful CAS design. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx

Jill V said...

This is one of my favourite bird stamps and I just love how you have used it - framed with the banner and that fun leaf ribbon - love it!! The cloud embossing is a wonderful finishing touch too!