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2/08/2014

Impression Obsession Bird on Dylusions background

Howdy, and thanks for visiting this morning. First let me welcome 2 new friends:

Leann of Paper Doll's Creations and Carol of Crafty-Stamper. Ladies, thanks so much for joining as followers. I hope that the shout-out here will result in some visits for you, from some of my older friends! (remember, the term "old" used this way, does in no way refer to our ages! Just how long we've been friends, ok???)

To the card for today:

I get in moods where I want to just play with the Dylusions sprays, so I experiment with colors, dilutions of the original sprays, then let these dry naturally on most occasions. Sometimes I will blot with paper towels or perhaps a piece of lace that is kept on the airbrush desk for airbrushing..or just whatever my hand picks up. Then later I pull out one of these, to use as a background. So I can't always say what colors I used...but you get the idea from what you see here, that it was blues, the pinks, turquoise.....Had also used a flower stencil in the play on this piece, but not sure if it's showing up here. Probably sprayed with a blue over the stencil, but I could have just laid the stencil down in the wet spray too. Sorry, I just don't remember, and not even sure if the flower stencil shows in this photo anyway, but I can see it IRL, and I like the pattern.

- stamped an IO bird stamp (E13046- Dina Kowal Designs) using a Versafine navy blue pigment ink - cause I couldn't find the Black StazOn. I'm finding that the Memento Tuxedo Black, which is always on my desk, is just not giving a real crisp sharply inked impression over these backgrounds. Sometimes that's ok, but for this I wanted the music on the bird silhouette to show well. There's also a pretty flower & leaf motif above the tail, but I covered that up pretty much with the flowers & leaves.

- additional leaves punched from another Dylusions snippet using Elizabeth Craft Curvy Leaves (730) dies, shaped with a stylus on a rubber mat thing-y. Roses were from a NBUS package, and were adhered as is. Thought about spraying or sponging, decided not to. The hot pink looks pretty with the pink in the background.

- Navy blue snippet cut for matting, rubbed some silver Viva D├ęcor Inca paste around the edges for some glimmer. Hot pink card base from a textured Bazzill.

- sheer purple tone ribbon VOS - pearl added to hide the knot.

- Elizabeth Craft sentiment die from the same snippet as the leaves.

That is it! Shaping the leaves probably was the longest effort on this one. But I like it! So ya'll have a grand weekend, and hope the weather is giving my Northern friends a break. I hope my UK friends are getting some rain relief too! Thanks for stopping & many Cyber Hugs.



 
 

38 comments:

Kathyk said...

This is just LUSH! and such gorgeous colours too Mary

Kathyk

Jan Frances said...

Oh Mary this card is gorgeous, I absolutely love the colours. Stunning x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such an interesting background. Once you mentioned it you could see where they may have been flowers in the background. It seems like you have fun playing with your sprays. I just never really cottoned to them. I suppose if I used them more I may like them more. I like the deep colors of your card and the bird stamp is quite nifty!

Irish Cherokee said...

Wow Mary! This one sure gets your attention. The music in the shape of a bird is unique. Nice touch. The flower arrangement is perfectly placed too. Nice job. Fun Card.

Hazel said...

Stunning card Mary, love all the colours you have used, have a great weekend. Hazel x

Benzi said...

So pretty, Mary, with such vibrant colors. I see those flowers in the bg and you have some pretty roses on your card, too. Like you, I love Memento ink but you may want to try archival or some others with these sprays since you had a problem. Not sure. Look at this video where Dina Kowal talks about ink with mixed media. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/layeredgessobackground/
I tried Memento with my Gesso and sprays and it ran outward. Then, I used ColorBox fluid chalk ink, as she talked about, and it worked, too. She gives suggestions for several kinds.

I am heading off in a bit to a super scrapbook store. Can't wait. Makes for a good Saturday, PLUS I get to see my two little grands.

Patricia said...

A beautiful card Mary there are some many things I love on this.
I just LOVE it all
Hugs

Patricia xx

jimlynn said...

Simply gorgeous!! Love the bright vibrant colors and especially that hot pink! BEAUTIFUL!!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!
Lynn

Gail said...

TFS, I have 'sprays' that I'm 'saving'!
Haha, might have to try this!

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely, vibrant card...I have some of those sprays and have NOT tried to use them yet...You have inspired me...

vicki said...

This is so pretty and colourful I love the flowers in the centre sooo sweet !!

Have a lovely weekend
Hugs
Vic x

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Redanne said...

Your backgrounds using the Dylusions are always beautiful Mary but this one is absolutely stunning! I really love that mix of colours and the bird stamp looks wonderful on top. Beautiful work! Hugs, Anne x

Diane said...

So pretty, Mary, with such vibrant colors you are inspiring me to try different techniques.

Hugs Diane

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Mary beautiful colours and very 'arty' l can see the flower stencil and it all looks stunning x Susan x

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors!! They are so vibrant and beautiful!! The bird and flowers are fabulous!! So, so pretty!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Shirley said...

How totally creative for a BG and I love your image. I have it and you have really done it justice! The flowers and the ribbon are perfect! Beautiful!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Mary the colours are soooooooooo bright and vibrant . Huggles Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

stunning background and love the colours -great bird image and love the flowe spray
carol x

Donna Hanley said...

Mary this is bright, cheery and vibrant. I love the bright colors. This really came out lovely.

Chrisboldo said...

Mary, this card made me smile and think that spring is really going to be here soon....Great job. I must really get some of those sprays and play, love what you have done with them.

Hugs
Chris B
http://thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

Sandee Setliff said...

Simply gorgeous! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Cathy said...

Love the sprayed bg Mary, the colours are so vibrant. Yes I can see the flower shape in one of the corners, it adds so much interest. Beautiful card, Cathy x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Mary I like the design and colours.
Kevin xx

Sheila H said...

These colors are so vibrant and beautiful! Your flowers are gorgeous, too. This is one fantastic card :)

Jean Straw said...

This card looks fabulous Mary, the colours are so vibrant and beautiful, and I love the music bird stamp.
Jean x

Carol L said...

This is one of your all-time best cards! That background has some serious eye appeal, and the musical bird is just PERFECT for this background! The flowers add such beauty too! Very impressive and an absolutely stunning card!

Pat said...

A really pretty card Mary, and I love that Dylusion ink background so bright and cheerful, and you can see the flower stencil you have used. I love the musical bird stamp and the nicely placed flowers, and such a great idea to die cut some leaves from some other inked pieces. The sheer ribbon is a pretty finishing touch.

dutchess said...

So vibrant Mary ..cheered me up in wet windy UK...love it xxxx

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary, this card is simply gorgeous! I love that inky background and yes, I can see the flowers in the ink!!! So cool looking! I love, love that bird with the music on it, so pretty. I think those 3D flowers are just beautiful and love, love those leaves! This card just makes me feel happy. Hugs!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a gorgeous background! I can see the floral stencil which just adds to the interest of the design. Beautiful card, Mary.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great job on this Mary, love the subtle flowers in the fabulous background. Really love the "music" bird image and your flower embellishments are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a super stunning creation. I love all those superb colours used in this gem of a creation.
I do hope you are well.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous background and I'm lovin that bird! Such a pretty shape and I like that music on it! Beautiful flowers too! A gorgeous creations, my friend!

Kellie 0:) said...

Oh Mary I so LOVE this background. Great work - gorgeous colours

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Mary. Your sprayed backgrounds are always so amazing ... and this one is so gorgeous with the rich and saturated colors. Love the bird image and the flower spray for dimension. Loll xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful - I need to play more and worry less!
sandy

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I've missed a lot of designs, this is gorgeous, love the background and the bird image. Cheers, Shirleyx