10 Nov 2011

Gingersnap Creations GC123

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


  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.

  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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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


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