28 May 2012

Bowtastic


Well, it's Monday again (comes round quickly doesn't it?!) and time for a new challenge at Crafty Boots. This time Stephanie-Emma has chosen Bows. I die cut a Cabinet Card from mountboard and inked with lots of Distress Stains and Inks. I did it in about five layers to ensure that there was a real depth of colour, making pools of colour on my craft mat and dipping the card into it. I added a Studio 490 stamp over the top and it looked like this!
The cage was die cut from card and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, highlighted with Black Soot Distress Ink and I sprayed a little Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist in places. The bird is a Studio 490 stamp.  I covered grungepaper with Beach Hut Fresco Finish Paint and stamped the bird in Jet Black Archival Ink - I stamped an extra wing for dimension! There's an ideaology crown at the top of the cage for balance. 
The bow was laced through the cage and tied in the middle. The sentiment is from Studio 490 and was stamped on kraft card, cut into sections and the edged in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The flowers and leaves are die cut from Core-Dinations card, sanded and edged in Vintage Photo again.
So, what will you make with a bow, or bows, on? I'm really looking forward to seeing your project! In the meantime, have a great week!
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17 comments:

Kim Dellow said...

Soooo beautiful Gabrielle! Kim

emma mitchell said...

Love all your gorgeous detail on this amazing creation .
Hugs Emma xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Good morning Gabrielle, isn't it a fabulous day?

This is a really pretty design and I love the effect you have created on the blackbird, it looks amazing.

Dionne xx

Helen said...

Vintage photo? That's an unusual choice for you (!!) Gorgeous, Gabrielle, it's gorgeous.

Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle
Another stunning piece! Love the shape, the colour and whole design is fantastic.
Michaela xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Another stunner from you, absolutely love it! Zo xx

Red Kitty said...

Wow this is awesome, love it. X

isisimaginings said...

Completely fan-tab-u-lous!

Redanne said...

That cabinet card die is such a useful shape and goes with the birdcage die so well. Your tag is stunning, I love the colours you have used and the dimension you have created with the bow and the flowers. The bird is amaZing.

victoria h said...

love the sentiment arranged in a square and bird placed outside of the cage ready to fly.

Denise Fiore said...

I really love this hanging. The colors are so rich, and the design is great. What a lovely gift idea! xx Denise

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful colors! And what a perfect fit the bird cage is with the cabinet card... great match!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great cabinet card, love all the details.

monique said...

wow so gorgeous, awesome card

hazel said...

A fabulous creation Gabrielle.
xxx Hazel.

Stephanie-Emma said...

Love your stunning bow creation! :) xxx

kittychater said...

Lovely, very inspirational x