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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Flora and Fauna


Greetings and thank you for stopping by today!  I so appreciate every visit and comment.  The weeks just keep rolling by and already it is time for another challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge (FSC).  For our current challenge, our theme is Flora and Fauna, which is a mix of flowers and animals.  I am still traveling about and had a hard time mixing the few animal images I had along with flowers (think elephant and giraffes!)  And so, when I saw this uninked image of birds and pussy willows by Red Lead, I knew I had found my focal image! The image was stamped with Black StazOn Ink and water colored with Distress Markers.  More and more, I find myself reaching for the Distress Markers rather than Distress Ink Pads for coloring in images.  How about you?  To balance out my focal image, I inked up another new to me stamp by KaiserCraft called Flutter.  It includes butterflies and if you look very close, tiny flowers.  The trio of sentiments are also by Red Lead.  A snippet of bronze lace, some black Liquid Pearls, and a scrap of twine rescued from a sales tag completes my card.  I hope you will stop over to FSC to see what the very talented Design Team have dreamed up to inspire you and then create a masterpiece of your own to share with us.  Please remember, though, that we are a stamping challenge, so digis cannot be used as your focal image.  As always, our generous sponsor is FlonzCraft. A sample of a card I made recently using a FlonzCraft image can be found here.  Best of luck to you in the draw for a $20 gift voucher.  Yvonne

15 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Yvonne...I hope you are having an absolutely wonderful holiday!!! Such a beautiful focal image, very relaxing to look at. Happy travels Yvonne.
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

Lovely images Yvonne and a great card.
Happy Sunday.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous focal image and sentiments making a lovely card.
Hope you're having a good time.
Avril xx

Claire said...

Hi Yvonne, this is a real beauty, gorgeous stamping. Hope you're having a wonderful time
Claire xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card. Wonderful images and details. Love the use of the lace.

Shirley Chillman said...

Gorgeous Yvonne and like you I love the markers for colouring. Beautiful mix of stamps and elements.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Ephemera said...

Hi Yvonne, stunning, beautiful stamping and colouring. I have a few distress markers, but still use my DI pads and Inktense pencils for colouring. Have a lovely day. xx

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Yvonne, love the little birds and the layout. Sue C x

butterfly said...

Another beauty - such lovely neutrals.
Alison x

Jay reid said...

this is lovely, adore the colours you have used

happy crafting
Jay x

Pia S said...

The images you've used are so beautiful and perfect for the fauna and flora theme, and I like how you placed the sentiments on this card. And the bronze colored lace you've used is such a great feminine touch!

Terry said...

Adorable card, Yvonne! The birds are colored so perfecly and I love the way you layed the three sentiments! Love it!

Esther said...

Hi Yvonne - love both the stamps you've used, and the colours set them off gorgeously ! Yummy card..Esther xx

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Yvonne, just wanted to pop over to say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my Fashionable Stamping entry. I really do appreciate so thank you so much. Whilst here I've had a lovely look at your blog - such gorgeous creations that you have inspired me a little - many thanks again hugs Karen

Ellie Knol said...

Catching up after my holiday; this looks so great - beautiful stamping!
xxx Ellie xxx