Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Roots and Wings


When I was working on the tag in the last post and was coloring the ribbon I had all this Color Wash on my craft sheet and it just didn't seem right to waste it so I grabbed a piece of white cardstock and did the wrinkle free distress technique but with the left over Color Wash rather than Distress Ink... so I dipped and dried and dipped and dried... I just love this technique... it's sooooooooo fun and makes such awesome backgrounds.  Now when I do these kind of things with left-over whatever the pieces tend to just sit or get put in a file but today I decided to use it right away.  Distressed the edges with the paper distresser and inked with forest moss.  The next layer is also distressed but inked with vintage photo.  The tree is Tim's die cut from grungepaper, inked with vintage photo, embossed with Tim's woodgrain folder and a little bit of walnut stain rubbed over the texture.. not too much as I didn't want the tree to get really dark.  The saying is a Quietfire Design stamp stamped with Archival Ink jet black.  The bird is a Studio 490 stamp... stamped it twice on grungepaper with Archival Ink sepia... cut out one full bird and just a wing from the second.  Inked over them both with wild honey.  Attached the extra wing with a little piece of grungeboard between the wing and bird.  I decided to brighten things up a little by making it a "flowering" tree by using Flower Soft.  I only have a few colors so used what I had and I think it looks good.    The finished size of the card is 4 7/8" x 6 1/8".

13 comments:

Marjie K said...

It's beautiful, Wanda. Just BEAUTIFUL!

Felicia said...

Wow simply stunning! Great job! =0)

Barb said...

love the background.... the blotters or leftovers always make the best pieces. blessings~barb

Quietfire said...

Oh, wow Wanda! Fabulous!

Eileen said...

Gorgeous, Wanda! I love those "accidental" backgrounds the best.

Von said...

Just fab Wanda :)

Robyn said...

lovely.
I never know what to do with flowersoft.
thanks for the inspiration

SusanK said...

Nice! Love to hear others make use of the 'waste' on their desks as well. Budding trees? I'm just hoping for some sun!

Lori said...

This is such a wonderful idea! Love the flower soft on the tree, and that background is stellar!

2amscrapper said...

I love the flower soft on the tree, your background, and that extra pop on the bird's wing. beautiful!

Angi~Mistress of Mayhem said...

Thanks for stopping by on Wednesday! Love this card...so soft and inviting and wonderful sentiment!

Happy weekend!

Angi

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this work!
I am so inspired by its beauty!
Nancy K in WI

John Briner said...

This is a wonderful looking card. You are truly artistic since you managed to turn your color washed sheet into this creative piece. Thanks for sharing.