Friday, May 29, 2009

Paper Artsy



I've had a different kind of week- apart from it being my sons 18th (very busy) and school holidays (need I say more), I put my back out and couldnt sit stand or lie down for many minutes without being in a massive amount of pain. So as the pain began to ease I was really keen to get something made a) because it destresses my mind when I craft and takes my thoughts elsewhere and b) I'd recently received the new Crowns and Castles Paper Artsy plates and really needed to get cracking with those.

Wednesday Stampers theme this week is Purple and green. Funny enough my entry last week for the challenge were using those colours so I made sure I created something that used very different shades.




The background is built up of several layers of stamping....first using the mini castle arch, then the thin ribbon stamp (from Love and Kisses 1) and ontop of that, my favourite stamp of the range, the very detailed panel from Crowns and Castles 6 and finishing with the birds from C&C 3 and the phrase from plate 8.

PHEW!!

Kind of got a bit carried away with all the different plates, but I was trying to create a background which reflected the printed textiles I used to do way waay back.

24 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG Jo this is really lovely.
Amazing background and sweet birds. Fabulous card. Love them.

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous, and I hope you feel beteer soon Jo, take care.

flutterbycrafter said...

I love it, love the colours, the theme everything about it. Hope your back is a bit better, take care

Carrie said...

looks cool Jo - I thought the background was purchased paper until I read your post - very impressive. Those birds are great too

Lynne K said...

Wow! I too thought the background was a printed paper. It's stunning. Hope you feel better soon.

Chris said...

I too thought it was printed paper. LOL Love the colours on this piece.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Wonderful card Jo, every detail is excellent! Do take care, back pain is the worst, takes all the fun out of life...ask me how I know! Hope you're feeling completely well again real soon!

Joanne said...

I so like this card. My favourite colours too. Hope your back gets better real soon. xx

Gillian said...

Sorry to hear re the back pain Jo, wow 18 already, hope he enjoyed his day. The multi-layered stamping to the background is very effective, I too thought it was design paper, creates an almost 3d backdrop for those adorable birds though, colour combo I like too. Take Care :)

Kim Piggott said...

Jo this is amazing!
So much detail and your colour is fabulous!
So sorry that you have been in so much pain. I really hope you are feeling better soon.
big hugs
kim x

pudlmom said...

Hi Jo!
LOVE this background! Gorgeous colors. And those birds.......precious!
Take it easy and feel better soon.
Carol

C@ro said...

I agree with all above. This card is so pretty. I love the way you used the colors and these birdies are just adorable.
Hope you feel better soon! Take good care of yourself.

lottie said...

You certainly achieved what you set out to do - and some. It really does look like a printed textile.

I hope you do an article in The Craft Stamper on how to achieve this.

I did have a go at your book page - but didn't think it was good enough to put on my blog - LOL - I will try another one.

Sid said...

What a gorgeous card panel Jo, you have achieved your 'material' feel alright !!!

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, hope your back is better soon.

This really makes me see those stamps in a different light, lol. Beautiful piece, Jo - you did well and I hope you managed to destress.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

gorgeous colors and details in this card! lovely work as always. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Audrey said...

fantastic background, and the simplicity of the birds makes them jump off the page!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is exquisite!

joanne wardle said...

Superb background. It looks textured. I love the shading on the birds

Karin said...

Love the background of this piece and those birds are wonderful.

Patti said...

Simply gorgeous !!! Hope you feel better soon !!
Patti xx

Vickie said...

First, I hope your back is feeling better. I have so much empathy for you. I love the layers. I had to click on the pic so I could get a closer look. The detail is wonderful and I've never thought about layering that way with stamps. What a wounderful way to make some background paper!

Laura said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. I have emailed pic to Leandra as you suggested. Many thanks.
By the way I love your work. Very inspirational.

Amy said...

Beautiful everything..love this card..it is a real delight