Thursday, 30 January 2014

Steve's Birthday card

It was Steve's Birthday yesterday, so here is the card I made him. He loves Ducks, so this Crafty Individuals stamp was a must buy! I stamped it in archival black on silk art card and coloured with distress markers and dusted with distress inks. The background paper on the base card was sprayed with a combination of Adirondack, dylusions and crafty notions sprays. I stamped the grass (inkylicious) with Memento Olive Grove and put faux stitching round the edge with a Gelly Roll pen. I'm taking this to Di's snippet playground as the mulberry paper and the sentiment circle were snippets from my snippet mountain, as was the silk art card that the main image was stamped on.
 Hope you are all managing to stay warm and dry. Here it has rained rather a lot (no playtimes at all today!) and we had some decent sized snowflakes a couple of times, but nothing settled, much to my classes annoyance! Right, better go and get on. I've had a headache for a couple of days and I think only good sleep will cure it, so I am having an early night.
Thanks for looking!


Lynne K said...

Gorgeous! Might have to pinch it for MArtin's next birthday! x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Gorgeous ducks Sally, he must have loved this card. I've not seen this stamp by CI, but I've have to go and take a look now. The background is so colourful and vibrant. Happy Birthday to Hubby.

Sue xx

Doreen said...

Love the stamp and your fab

Anke said...

Wonderful card Sally, so beautiful. I love the ducks and the colours.

Happy Birthday to Steve !


Di said...

Great card Sally - bet hubby loved it. And that there duck would be very much at home in the Playground here - in fact am sure I can hear some quacking out there right now!

Hugs, Di xx

Sarn said...

Morning Sally . . . fabulous colouring of that duck stamp. Great card.

I have nice weather for ducks today!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

craftimamma said...

I bet this was a hit Sally! Beautifully coloured image and love the background. The colours are perfect. I was just thinking about your snippet use and I bet I use at least one snippet on nearly every card ....... trouble is for every one I use I make about 3 more, lol!

Lesley Xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Those Mallards are beautifully coloured & I love the efect of your mulberry paper's featheriness echoing the grassy stalks of you stamping. The background really has a sense of the algae & water colours often found on park ponds. I hope you've managed to shake off that headache.
Take care
Rain here too - no snow but just lots & lots of rain on our mountainside with winds……….
Paula (PEP)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a lovely card. Great colors for a wonderful nature themed card. This is great for a manly card indeed!

Dora said...

fantastic card, Sally. I like the stamps of the ducks . beautiful colourized.

Helen J said...

Great card, I bet Steve loved it & hope he had a very happy birthday.

scrappymo! said...

Hope your headache is gone now...they are no fun at all!

Your card for Steve is fab. Strong, masculine and great colours. Those ducks look real!

Love the mullberry paper for this. It looks fabulous the way you have inked and stamped it!

Mrs A. said...

I m partial to Ducks too (so long as its not on my dinner plate) and this is a lovely card. Off to the playground to see what all the quaking is about.! Hugs Mrs A.

Cath Wilson said...

Oh no, I really should NOT look at your stamps - love the ducks and your card is wonderful. Great x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Another work of art Sally, just wonderful.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow this is so gorgious, love the design and the colours a lot!!!