Wednesday, 22 January 2014

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Time for our monthly BLOG HOP with Artistic Outpost and this time around it is Designers Choice and I have decided to showcase the fabulous BIRDS OF A FEATHER plate this month.
The background piece has been coloured with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and flicked with water to add blotches to the backdrop. I have also distressed the edges with a pair of scissors.
I have added the fabulous bird image to a heart cut from white card, stamped with Watering Can Archival Ink and coloured with Weathered Wood Distress Ink which I have then showcased in a Heart Tart Tin.
I love the dimension the Tart Tin gives to my design.
I have also added random background stamping to my backdrop using the background stamp from the BIRDS OF A FEATHER plate and Watering Can Archival Ink.
A smaller heart has been added to the top of my card stamping part of the bird image to the heart incorporating a sentiment stamped on a banner, again coloured with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.
The background stamp has been added to the bottom corner of my card, I use the text from this stamp on many of my designs, its a great all rounder for any design.

My fellow Design Team members have made some fabulous pieces to inspire you, please pop along and visit their blogs and be inspired along the way.

Artistic Outpost also has a fabulous REFERRAL THEME taking place for January and the theme is ANYTHING GOES using your AO images. There is also a fabulous prize on offer, upload your designs HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x

22 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous card,love theimage andthe soft colours x trace x hugs x

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful design and muted palette.
hugs {brenda} x0x

She King said...

Gorgeous card Tracy. Love how you have used the Heart Tart Tin. xxxx

Buttons said...

Such a great collage of beautiful images. Loving that cake tin touch! Jenny x

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Tracy, yowzer, this is freaking fantastic, lot the tart heart, I just love how you random stamp it, can't seem to do that :O) and I looooooove the birds, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..((( BIG HUGS)))

butterfly said...

You're making this stamp set look so desirable, Tracy - I love the scraps of text, and the subtle greys... it's beautiful!
Alison x

rachel said...

this looks beautiful Tracy - that tart tin is inspired! Gorgeous subtle colours - love it all xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful monochromatic card Tracy! Love the subtle background and added tin heart!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Outstanding piece! I just love how you put it all together and made it so interesting. (I had no idea what to do with those tins, so thanks much!)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Fantastic piece, Tracy! Love everything about it, especially the monochromatic palette and the tart tin!

Hugs,
Linda

Terry said...

Love the soft and subtle colors and what a great background! How clever the way you used the heart tin to display that AO bird! Love this!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous!! I love the bird showcased in the heart tart tin. Perfect touch to this piece. Great make Tracy! -- Mary Elizabeth

Candy C said...

Tracy...love your bird piece for Artistic Outpost. That is such a pretty stamp collection. I have it but don't think I've used it. Imagine that!! :) At any rate, I love your design and the addition of the heart shaped tin. You and your hearts! :) Love the torn edges of your mottled background, too. <3 Candy

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Gorgeously elegant.
The Weathered Wood is a beautiful colour for this stamp set.
Can I ask where you purchased your heart shape tart tin?
Wishes
Lynne

Chris said...

Love your project Tracy and the stamp set is superb, such a gorgeous muted colour scheme too.
Chris x

Kate said...

Wow! This is really stunning, Tracy. I love the heart tin showcasing the bird. This looks just like a piece of art out of an Anthropologie catalog. Loving the muted tones.
Kate

Connie Paxman said...

Oh my word...this is divine...and so different. Awesome job on this challenge for all of you.
Miss you AO Gals..
connie paxman

Maggie said...

Fabulous Tracy I love the soft colour which compliments these stamps.

MaggieH

Redanne said...

Love the beautiful stamp set and love the way you have used the tart tin - so clever and effective. Anne x

Coco said...

A fabulous card once again, love love this...!! And the details are fantastic! Hugs Coco x

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Tracy! I love it! Love the beautiful background and the heart shaped tin with the sweet bird inside!

Lynn Stevens said...

I adore how you used the tin to showcase the bird, so very creative!