My shining star

My shining star

Saturday, 12 April 2014

favourite techniques

Hello lovelies - how are you today? Wasn't it a gorgeous day yesterday? Lets hope we have more of the same today! I got lots done in the garden - planted out some peas and put out my hardened off broad beans - and set some sunflower seeds and some lettuce seeds.

Todays card is one I have made for my husband Shaun's birthday - its not until June but I wanted to use this stencil and stamp set from Clarity as soon as I got them - so here's the result:


I used a 7x7 piece of clarity card and added the stencil then applied grunge paste through it - whilst this dried a stamped and coloured the woodpecker - and fussycut him. Then I applied mowed lawn DI to the field and brwon panpastels to the trunk. I added light blue panpastel to create the sky then stamped and coloured the foliage with spectrum noirs. The sentiment is from whimsy stamps. Then it was just a case of matting and layering.

I'd like to enter this card to the following challenges:

FSC:fashionablestampingchallenges Favourite technique - I love to combine stencils and stamping and use lots of media.
Crafty Catzcraftycatzweeklychallenge: Animals
PTWpapertakeweekly: Spring has sprung
squirrel and the foxthesquirrelandthefox: all creatures great and small
Sunday stamperpinkleart - nature
Crafty Calendar Challengescraftycalendarchallenge: Things with wings
Artistic stampertheartisticstampercreativeteam: Embossing and texture.

I do hope you have a great Saturday! Big Hugs to you and thanks for dropping by today!

Rachel xx



33 comments:

  1. Hi Rachel, beautiful card. xxx

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  2. Good morning Rachel,
    Stunning card, I love the use of the stencils.
    Beautiful colouring of the woodpecker which I have lots of in my garden. They are wonderful to watch.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia xx

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  3. Gorgeous card Rachel, Shaun will love it. Do like the way you have coloured the woodpecker

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  4. Smashing card Rachel !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  5. This is stunning Rachel. I love your background design and the woodpecker looks fantastic.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. Stunning card.. I love the woodpecker, Px

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  7. That's fab Rachel.

    Have you checked the minutes yet...... lol!

    Susan xx

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  8. Gorgeous card, very creative...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

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  9. A fab card Rachel, I love watching the woodpeckers at our feeder. Hazel xx

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  10. this technique looks fantastic. what a beautiful card! what a beautiful effect have you created.
    I like this one very much.
    kind regards,

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  11. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

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  12. A fabulous card, great choice of stamps and stencils to create a wonderful scene.
    Thanks for sharing your with us at FSC
    Avril x

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  13. Great card Rachel and love the stamp. Must look for that because we have a pair of greater spotted woodpeckers visiting us all day and every day. It will be great for my husband's birthday. Hugs Christine xx

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  14. I am sure your hubby will love this card Rachel it is gorgeous!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  15. That really looks good! Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT

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  16. Fantastic card Rachel. I'm sure the hubster will love it too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  17. This is beautiful sweetie, hope your having a good weekend huggles Pops x x x

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  18. A gorgeous card Rachel, I'm sure Shaun will love it. We've had lovely weather here most of the week, we're hoping that it continues over Easter.

    Sue xx

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  19. Fabulous card Rachel, love the stencil, and your colours. Beautifully coloured woodpecker, I'm sure Shaun will love it, hugs Kate x

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  20. Wow Rachel, such a pretty card, and amazing colouring, stunning!!

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  21. This is gorgeous Rachel, you have created a wonderful scene.
    Pauline
    x

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  22. LOVE IT!!! Really stunning work and a fabulous mix of stencils and stamping - so much work and it really is beautiful! Will try to catch up some more tomorrow. I didn't link the latest card to the C.A.Scene challenge because I thought the mountains need to be stronger? Got a couple of more up my sleeve that will fit though. Am resting now, being good and not crafting - I get bored when I don't craft lol! Will go get the House Mouse decoupage sheets so I can do something whilst watching TV, see your tomorrow Karen x

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  23. Your husband is going to love it! Fantastic!

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  24. Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas and A Little Bit Crafty
    Wendy xx

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  25. Wow Rachel, great stenciling and I love that woodpecker. I bet Shaun will love this! Hugs, Anne xx

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  26. A beautiful card with crisp clear lines...I think your husband should like this card very much.
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

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  27. A gorgeous card Rachel. Love the woodpecker image and how you have used the stencil.
    Mags
    x

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  28. Beautiful card love the woodpecker and stenciling -I have panpastels and never thought of using them to colour on cards
    carol x

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  29. Fabby card and how organised are you! Usually I am making a card for Grim about 5 minutes before his birthday lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  30. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

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  31. A beautiful image and card Rachel. Susan xx

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  32. lovely easter card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz with our challenge this week

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Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx