Sunday, 27 January 2013

And now for something completely different!


I have been having a sort out of some bits of paper I had sprayed with Adirondack colour washes and Crafty Notions creative colour sprays. I sprayed them about two years ago at least, and thought I really ought to use them! I found one bit that I particularly liked and covered the front of a card with it. I stamped some text (Inkylicious) and added a ribbon that I spritzed a little too. Then I stamped the image and the sentiment (Indigo Blu) with archival ink onto some scraps of silk art card and ink dusted them with some Adirondack inks.
This is very much a card made from snippets so I'm off to share it with Miss Di and the girls in the playground.(Pixie's Crafty Snippets). The theme at Allsorts this week is masculine cards, so I thought I would share it there too, as I am hoping it will go down well with a teenage fan of Harry Potter and Merlin.
Thanks for looking.

25 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

what a great background...cant believe you had it hanging around for several years!

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous...love the image and fab background.xxx

Linby said...

I'm not the only one that does the play and then doesn't use it then! You made it into a fantastic card.
Lynn x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Sally - this is definitely
different from your usual style, but I LOVE it! The inky colour combination is stunning, and makes a perfect background for the images. Fabulous!
Hugs, Sylvia x

catherine said...

Great work and thanks for joining in with my challenge this week over at Allsorts
x catherine

Dora said...

amazing!! beautiful colours. the background is great done.
greetings

Craftnut said...

Hi Sally, love what you have done with this, thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy x

Paula (PEP) said...

Ideal for that teenager I think. I've little experience with sprays & find them oh so intimidating....... That quote is really something & I love your black matting. Thank you too for your very special comment.
Hope you have a good week.
Paula (PEP)

craftimamma said...

I'm glad you saved that background Sally. It's gorgeous and rather dramatic. You've made a fabulous card from it and I love that main image. As you say, very different for you but just goes to show how versatile your talents are.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lynne K said...

Wow! Different and fabulous! LOVE that background, such gorgeous colours. x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Sal arent we funny the way that we become all enthused and play inky like and then put away for two years or more!! love your creation thanks for popping over, Shaz in Oz,x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Wow! I love this card, so special.
Hugs Tamara

Bubbles said...

I love that image - and it's enhanced beautifully wit the wonderful background. Gorgeous!
Anyway... I was just popping over from Pixie's Place to say "Hi!"...
Bubbles #19

Di said...

Totally fabulous Sally!! Ha - I've been playing with inks here lately, such fun - but nothing like as gorgeous as this - love the colours too! Hugs, Di xx

MagsB said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the background, it has a fab misty magical feel. And I love the raven!!

love Mags B x

lisa said...

Love your background, Sally and it works so well with that great image and sentiment.
Hope you survived the snow and are now keeping dry in all the wind and rain!!! Roll on Spring!!
Hugs Lisax

Faith A said...

This is amazing, such a beautiful card, love the bird and quote the colours are gorgeous too.

Just had a catch up on you other fabulous card, so very beautiful all of them.

Your snow pictures are gorgeous and as for your bird pictures, I'm green that such lovely birds visit your garden, we were going to take numbers for the RSPB, but all we had were seagulls gliding in the strong wind, AND I left plenty of feed out as usual :)

Sarah said...

Love the colours on your card Sally. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week, good luck x

Jules said...

Hi Sal

I am sure your card will go down well .. .. it is brilliant.

Love the treatment you have given to your snippets. They have taken on a whole new lease of life.

Brilliant background.

Hope all is good at your end.

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sally, I love your text stamping, and would say this is perfect for a Merlin fan (if anything can be perfect for a teenage boy lol) xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVE this inky card and the colours you've used. Congrats on using up some things you've had for a LONG time!

xxx

Katina said...

Fabulous, Sally! Love the background you made - how could you resist using it for so long!
xx

scrappymo! said...

I love this swirly, misty, majical background! Great card and great inking!

Kay Carley said...

Fab background on the card Sally. Lovely snowy photos too as the background on your blog :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me. I don't seem to get much time these days to visit everyone else as much as I'd like too!!

Hope you are well.

Kay xxx

Cath Wilson said...

Stunning - love this x