Monday, 14 October 2013

Scarecrow at Sunrise

Evening All,

Just taking a few minutes to write up this post so it will be brief. I have another seasonal card to share with you today.
The background is another of the considerable number of prints I made with the Gelli plate quite a while back now ... I'm steadily finding a use for them all. As usual it was made using some bubble wrap and a Special Touch mask - Fretwork, I think - and a combination of yellow, orange, white, and even a touch of black acrylic paints.

The topper has been inked with a combination of Tim Holtz DIs - wild honey, weathered wood, black soot - and Adirondack - sunshine yellow, peach bellini, willow. The Scarecrow and Wild Poppies are from Clarity Stamps - stamped in Memento tuxedo black and coloured with ProMarkers - apricot, ginger, lime green, pastel yellow, buttercup and cool grey 1.  This is the first time ever that I've tried to create a sunrise, actually showing the rays radiating out from the sun, and ripe fields of goodness knows what ready to harvest ... hope you have a good imagination :))

Wild Poppies simply stamped in black for the insert.

I'd like to submit this card to the following challenges that all have a photo for inspiration:

Colour Throwdown # 263  - photo & colour inspiration ... didn't have the exact colours so substituted with what I do have.


Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #66 - Anything Goes

Papercraft Star Challenge # 165 - photo inspiration that includes a scarecrow :)
Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 94 - although there is only one tiny snippet - the piece of white card that is the basis of the topper - every little snippet used helps :)

I'm off to lie down now ... I finally cleared out my wardrobe this afternoon, discovered a lot of forgotten stuff, much for good reason, and I'm utterly exhausted! And I'll swear there's not a bone in my body that isn't aching :(

I hope you are all well and that Monday has been good to you. Thanks for dropping by.

Take care and happy crafting,

16 comments:

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Elizabeth, WOW background is amazing, I am intrigued by bubble wrap mention but it makes a lovely background. Your card is delightful and good luck with your challenges.

Wilma x x x

Deepti Stephens said...

Great card with great colors. I love the sun burst you created on your card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

Rita said...

Fabulous card Elizabeth. I still have not used my Gelli Plate yet. I hope your not over doing things. Hugs Rita xxx

♥Jan♥ said...

What lovely techniques you have included! I am a scarecrow lover myself, this is such a fun card. Thanks so much for sharing at Papercraft Star!

Ang said...

Wow, your sunrise is gorgeous.
Ang

Joan Ervin said...

I absolutely love the background you created and the scarecrow silhouette looks awesome in the poppy field!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Di said...

Wahoo Elizabeth! What a brilliant card - love the Gelli plate backing. The sunrise with those rays is just perfect - and I adore the foreground stamping. Super card indeed.

Don't over-do things, you can only eat an elephant a little bit at a time according to Len :)

Hugs, Di xx

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! Elizabeth I love this image ... so very beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along at Papercraft Star and sharing your talent with us!

Sue said...

Fab card with fab colours Elizabeth love it, I sorted out my wardrobe a few weeks ago I had to finally relent and give the charity shop clothes I won't even get my thigh in now :( lots of huggles take care Sue xxx

coops said...

so stunning elizabeth.the background looks fabulous and i love your image :D

xx coops xx

Mrs A. said...

Your sunrise is brilliant. Love the little scarecrow. Hugs Mrs A.

Kylie said...

I love the colours and your background. The silhouette is perfect! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

MaryH said...

Your sunrise was wonderful - no imagination needed at all to see this lovely glow. I'm really liking what you're doing with the gelli. Awesome background. I'm saving some diff sizes of bubble wrap...one of these days! Loved your scary scene against the sunrise. Great card. TFS

scrappymo! said...

Love the scene against your fabulous sunrise. How di you do that...it is so wonderful!

Good luck with the packing...it is such a humungous job...you deserve an extra cup of tea or a stiff drink! lol

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Elizabeth, what a stunning card. You've inked it to perfection and used up some of your gelli impressions. FAB.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Linby said...

Beautiful work, love the colours. I have these stamps so thanks for the inspiration.
Linby x