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!
Hi Rachel, beautiful card. xxxReplyDelete
Good morning Rachel,ReplyDelete
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
Gorgeous card Rachel, Shaun will love it. Do like the way you have coloured the woodpeckerReplyDelete
Smashing card Rachel !!ReplyDelete
hugs Diane xx
This is stunning Rachel. I love your background design and the woodpecker looks fantastic.ReplyDelete
hugs Sue xx
Stunning card.. I love the woodpecker, PxReplyDelete
That's fab Rachel.ReplyDelete
Have you checked the minutes yet...... lol!
Gorgeous card, very creative...ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x
A fab card Rachel, I love watching the woodpeckers at our feeder. Hazel xxReplyDelete
this technique looks fantastic. what a beautiful card! what a beautiful effect have you created.ReplyDelete
I like this one very much.
Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week xReplyDelete
A fabulous card, great choice of stamps and stencils to create a wonderful scene.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your with us at FSC
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 xxReplyDelete
I am sure your hubby will love this card Rachel it is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
That really looks good! Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at MAWTTReplyDelete
Fantastic card Rachel. I'm sure the hubster will love it too. Hugs Rita xxxReplyDelete
This is beautiful sweetie, hope your having a good weekend huggles Pops x x xReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Fabulous card Rachel, love the stencil, and your colours. Beautifully coloured woodpecker, I'm sure Shaun will love it, hugs Kate xReplyDelete
Wow Rachel, such a pretty card, and amazing colouring, stunning!!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous Rachel, you have created a wonderful scene.ReplyDelete
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 xReplyDelete
Your husband is going to love it! Fantastic!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas and A Little Bit CraftyReplyDelete
Wow Rachel, great stenciling and I love that woodpecker. I bet Shaun will love this! Hugs, Anne xxReplyDelete
A beautiful card with crisp clear lines...I think your husband should like this card very much.ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
A gorgeous card Rachel. Love the woodpecker image and how you have used the stencil.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card love the woodpecker and stenciling -I have panpastels and never thought of using them to colour on cardsReplyDelete
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 xReplyDelete
Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi xReplyDelete
A beautiful image and card Rachel. Susan xxReplyDelete