10 Nov 2011

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Random Redheads Challenge Ravens...........

This subject really was a challenge...........we have 2 that come to the large tree on the edge of the garden daily and I love to watch their antics magnificent birds ....... anyway I had just recently purchased this stamp from Artistic Stamper and have had this project on the go for a while, I had stamped out several images with different effects and just could'nt put a card together..........I hate it when this happens lol!!!! 

Well with all that has been going on lately I only went back to it last night and everything just seemed to click and this is the result...



I stamped onto a background of DI tumbled glass, which was made by putting ink onto craft mat and spritzed with water and swished card through it, then when dry I stamped with versamark and embossed in black, tore the edges and mounted onto black card,  Tim Holtz Ranger Distress collection card in weathered storm was embossed using a mask of cog wheels and sanded........ I am loving this Distress card and all the colours match the DI's  - fabulous...... now you may be wandering why I didn't use the same colour as the background....... simple the same colour looked wrong and weathered wood looked right.....see simple lol :-))  The edges were distressed with scissors as I can not find my distressing tool I have hunted everywhere I am very distressed I expect it is buried somewhere in my very very untidy craft room - note to self tidy up!!...........sorry back to card... I inked these edges with black soot and mounted onto card.  Dream ticket was stamped in black soot and with  Ideaology pin stuck into bakers twine which was tied in a knot.

Hope you like my interpretation of  "The Raven" poem by E.A. Poe I had not read this poem until I googled so this was something else I learned this is the reason I love challenges not only do they challenge me out of my comfort zone but I am always learning something.  Pop over to Gingersnap Creations and see some amazing art.  Thanks ladies for some amazing challenges and DT work.


I am also playing at Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog where this month challenge is backgrounds.


Items used

Stamp Raven - Artistic Stamper

Ticket Stamp, Mask, Black embossing powder - Creative Expressions

Inks DI  Tumbled Glass, Black Soot , Distress Card - Tim Holtz/Ranger

8 comments:

  1. Hi Maggie, I love crows and ravens. Your card is wonderful ! I did get a giggle when you said you couldn't find your distresser. I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEAN. It could be right under my nose and I don't see it till I don't need it.
    Chris

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  2. Smashing post, it did make me laugh...why is it we mislay a necessary tool....!!
    Loving your interpretation of the challenge, the Raven makes a wonderful focal point. So pleased you are joining in the fun at Gingersnaps. x

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  3. Gorgeous card, he is one of my fave stamps :O)) Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper challenge this month :O))

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  4. Fabulous card Maggie! Love those blues with the black Raven! Thanks for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge xx

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  5. Love your card Maggie..that is one great stamp! Appreciate the steps..

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  6. Super card Maggi :) love your raven
    Von x

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  7. Love this card! The backgrounds look fab, and I love the touch of baker's twine. Glad you like the poem, too - it's one of my faves. ;) Thanks for sharing with Gingersnap Creations.

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  8. Fabby card...I love that raven lots :)
    Thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper this month
    xoxo Sioux

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