Sunday, 22 February 2015

A couple of challenges and a bit of a birdy post!

At Allsorts this week the theme is the colour purple. My inspiration for this card was the sight of two whirling buzzards on Saturday afternoon, and the scrap paper pile I lean on when I am ink dusting sometimes!
Here is the card...
The background was created using ink dusters, Memento inks in dandelion, rosebud, purple twilight, elderberry and Danube blue. The stamp is from Inkylicious, on the old beech tree plate.
Here is the top of the pile of scrap paper I have been using and taking some inspiration from!

My second card is for the current theme at Less is More, where they want to see wings.
This started off as a one layer card with the lower half masked off. It was when I removed the masks and attempted to stamp the sentiment that it all went wrong! I dropped the stamp in completely the wrong place and made a right mess! I ended up cutting part of the front off the card, mounting it on some blue and using a fresh base card. Good job it wasn't a one layer week! Stamps are from inkylicious, stamped in memento ink and coloured with distress markers and a water brush. The background was dusted with tumbled glass DI using a cloud stencil.
Thanks for looking!


  1. They are both very beautiful!

    Love and hugs

  2. Really beautiful cards Sally and you're definitely the ink duster queen too as the backgrounds look amazing.
    Fliss xx

  3. beautiful cards! fantastic done with the birds.
    kind regards. Dora

  4. Fabulous birdy cards, Sally! The scrap paper is pretty good too. It would make a great journal page.... x

  5. Fabulous cards Sally particularly love the detail on the second one. A stunning image and colour.
    thanks for playing along at Less is More
    Sarah x

  6. Lovely cards, I especially love the first one. And I've just entered a card at LIM with exactly the same birds on a wire stamp!

  7. Two beautiful cards Sally. The top one reminds me of a holiday we took one year in the Pyrenees, we stopped for lunch in a beautiful valley and within 10 minutes the sky was full of griffin vultures. We were never sure what the were interested in - us or the sandwiches.

    Sue xx

  8. Both gorgeous Sally.

    Ink dusters are SOOOO useful.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  9. The first one reminds me of going to see Red Kytes flying in to a feeding station in the Brecon Beacons, just beautiful, your card I mean.

    The second one is lovely and little accidents sometimes, make a fabulous card, as here.

  10. What a fab design, such a lovely card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

  11. Both cards are fabulous. That first one is very nifty, but not a scene you want to see when looking up into the sky least you worry you've died. The second card with the line of birds is so sweet!

  12. A right pair of Wowsers! Stunning creations, very clever stamping and inking, love them both Karen x

  13. What lovely cards of our feathered friends!
    Thanks so much for joining us.
    "Less is More"

  14. Two stunning cards Sally!
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More


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