Ohhhhhhhh I just sat writing a post..this post...then somehow deleted the lot!! AGHHHHHHH!!! Right, lets try again. Stampotique Designer's Challenge time.... and this fortnights challenge is Buttons and Birds. Not something, if I'm honest, that I've matched up before, but I'm game for anything new.
I discovered some 'We'll Meet Again' song sheet paper in an old stash which spring boarded me in to putting this card together for the theme. Dame Vera Lynn, who sang this iconic song, is a patron of a special needs school that my son attended for under fives and we met her on numerous occasions. She comes across as having plenty of time for people....anyway, I digress, the card was a simple make. Matt and layering, bits of cutting out and a bit of distressing some of the edges.
I used the Owl with Wings stamp and cut out a wing to place over his left eye so he is peeping out. I designed the stamp with wings that almost mirror image themselves, so if you design anything where you need double sided wings it's possible to do that with this stamp.
'Just Sitting Here Thinking Of You' and a few of Daniel's Hearts for added background detail behind Owl (you might just be able to spot these in the close up at the top of the post)along with the direct ink pad to paper swishiness with added water splashes (thats the dark brown background). I finished by added a few leaf punch shapes.
I hope you can take part in the challenge theme. Don't forget its just Stampotique stamps allowed, but that doesnt stop you using some collage images and other methods of mark making along with your Stampotiques that you might own....and then you'll be in with a chance of winning a $30 gift cert to choose yourself some rubber from the Stampotique store!
Off to open all the windows and doors and let the chickens out of their house into the shady paddock. This heat is certainly making a difference- I'm more a spring person or autumn, not hot hot summer.