Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Circled in Flight...

The latest challenge theme over on the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog is 'Wings, Wings, Wings' (SD#13) hosted by DT member Willy Anderson.

As its the FIRST challenge of the month on the site its 'use any stamps'.

I decided to go with a gatefold card inspired by the words from the Hopi Prayer stamp (you may recognise it beginning 'Do not stand at my grave and weep'). I also chose the Grass stamp to play the part of 'ripened grain' and the two sided Tiny Bird to circle in flight. All by Stampotique Originals.

Above you can see how its tied with a soft pale pink organza ribbon.

When the card is opened the birds on the front of the card create the full circle in flight with the three birds on the inside.

and the inside...

I do hope you get an opportunity to play along. Don't forget theres a $15 gift certificate to spend on rubber at the Stampotique Originals online store for a randomly chosen participant.
Please hop on over to the Stampotique Designers challenge site for more Wings Wings Wings ideas from the rest of the team.

Stamps available from Stampotique Originals in the USA or here in the UK from Happy Daze.

EDIT to add...main papers used are by Basic Grey (yellow outer and honeycombe effect inner).


Anonymous said...

love the feel of this card.

Cynthia Schelzig.....Cynnie said...

This is a beautiful it!

Cath Wilson said...

Absolutely stunning, Jo - I love everything about it. The inside is a cracker but the front is gorgeous. I love grasses, words and birds, so it's just my cup of tea.

Willy said...

What a SUPER card, Jo. Love it! Very elegant creation and the idea of a gatefold card is great.

Kaz said...

It's a gorgeous card Jo xx

JeanFB said...

This is beautiful, Jo - soft and elegant!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card, I love the grass and the birds.

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Jo, inspiring verse, love the single piece of grass on it's own. must have taken some patience stamping the inside. (at least I assume you did!)

Unknown said...

This is really beautiful! Gives a real sense of calm and I could certainly do with one of those at the moment!

Helen said...

Jo, this is lovely!! And you've changed your blog pic - very arty!

Siobhan Brignull said...

love love love it and the honeycomb background is extra cool :)

Tracy Evans said...

Stunning card, love the text and the birds and the grasses, beautifully put together. Tracy Evans x

Carol said...

Beautiful work, Jo. Soft and quiet.
Colors are lovely too. Thank you! I also like the interior paper. Looks like honeycomb. Who's the manufacturer?

Vicki G said...

I Love the Hopi Prayer stamp........You're stamping never ceases to amaze me Jo.....your sense of style is Unbelievable!



Sid said...

Love this one Jo, very artfully put together !

Ellie said...

Really beautiful card

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Jo what a beautifully stunning creation!
Utterly love that paper and your design is so beautiful!
kim x

Shar B said...

Wow! Beautiful! I just am in awe of the design as well as the beauty of your card! xx

Anonymous said...

Pretty interesting place you've got here. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to this matter. I definitely want to read more soon.

Julia Smith

joanne wardle said...

just gorgeous

Katy said...

Lovely Jo, somehow makes me feel tranquil.

G Peplow said...

Fabulous card, so many great elements and I love the Hopi prayer!:) xx

Valerie H. Marshall said...

Positively stunning! So peaceful and graceful...

Unknown said...

My goodnes this is so amazing and moving.

What a truly inspired design featuring the birds in a circle when you open the card - never in a million years would I thought of that.

You have really used your grass stamp to an amazing effect with this - it is just perfect.

I haven't been on line for a while, hence my lack of visiting and commenting - but I am catching up now!

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