Sunday, 16 March 2014

Clematis Fence


I've been making woodgrain backgrounds again.  This time, it's a fence with a clematis growing up it.    Or trailing down it, depending on your point of view.  Online Card Class has been covering inlaid die cuts but mine is definitely more than a one layer card.  I was also inspired by Gayatri's fabulous DT card for CAS(E) This Sketch where she also used inlaid die cuts in vibrant colours.  I've gone for a less vibrant palette and taken a small liberty or two with the sketch.


I also had the inspiration photo from Curtain Call in mind when I made the card.  See the wooden barrel and the flowers.


I've used a Magenta stamp for the flowers, so I can enter it into Magenta's March challenge, Spring Is Coming.    Think Clematis Montana Rubens -ish.
The challenge at Simon Says Monday Challenge is D for Distress.  Distress Inks and distressed edges for me.


And at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, it's Mother's Day or Special Girl:

Usual procedure for making the fence: score, smooch Distress Ink (Antique Linen) in a random fashion but following the grain, buff with kitchen roll, smooch Distress Ink (Walnut Stain) to fill blank areas, buff with kitchen roll.

Diecut Clustered Leaves from white card, stamp text with Versafine Smoky Grey, smooch with Distress Ink (Bundled Sage).  Die cut Clustered Leaves from distressed fence, replace with green leaves die cut.  Stamp flowers on white card with Versafine Onyx Black, colour with Distress Inks (Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord), cut out.  I added some pink to outline the flowers and give them a bit more oomph.  Speech bubble from X-Cut.  Sentiment from unknown.

ETA:  I forgot to link it up to FUSION!  I've used the sketch:


21 comments:

  1. You nailed this inlaid technique! Your card is gorgeous!

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  2. Wow! I am so impressed and amazed at the level of depth you managed to create with this card! I seriously thought it was a shadowbox when I first glanced at it. Your wood grain skills are incredible! And I like all your attention to detail, too, with the text on the leaves and the various colors on the flowers. Most of all, I loved what a special tribute this was to MOM! It made me think fondly of my own mother and her love of flowers and I always admire artists who can convey emotions like that through their creations. Really lovely project and I'm so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

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  3. This is really stunning, Shirley! I love all of your details on the flowers and leaves...they look so pretty with the woodgrain background, too! Gorgeous card!

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  4. Great technique Shirley. The fence and the flowers are perfect. The inlaid leaves are amazing. Kudos.

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  5. Dude you need a pin it button so I can pin ur stuff easier

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  6. The clematis looks so real...I'm sure I can smell their fragrance! The 'fence' is AMAZING!!! Love the depth that you have captured by popping up the flowers! Another stunning creation Shirley!

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  7. That's one awesome fence!! Beautiful project!

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  8. Wow, Shirley ... amazing smooched fence and a stunning clematis ... so deliciously dimensional! Anita :)

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  9. Stunning flowers and the fence is just perfect...so lifelike. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Mother's Day/Special Girl Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

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  10. Oh, what a wonderful take on the sketch! So pretty!

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  11. Gorgeous card Shirley ... I love Clematis ... especially jackmanii with the deep purple.

    Your woodgrain panels are the best I have ever seen ... you are the master. I've tried a couple of times without success ... but you have inspired me to try again. Loll xx

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  12. I so love this technique you've mastered, the colours are perfect and such a pretty backdrop for the clematis xx

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  13. Shirley this is really fabulous! Love those flowers and your stunning background. Thank you so much for joining us at the Curtain Call!

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  14. Fabulous card. All the different textures are great!!

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  15. Your woodgrain is just wonderful on this with the beautiful climbing clematis on it! thanks for joining us at Fusion this week Shirley!

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  16. Super gorgeous Shirley, I love the wood grain BG you created. Stunning as ever. Thank you for sharing with Fusion!!

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  17. A master piece of art!
    Thanks for joining the Magenta challenge!

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  18. Shirley- gorgeous! Wow, I want to walk right into this garden! Thanks for playing with us at Fusion! I gotta go see your other creations now!

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  19. Beautiful card! Love this flower stamp. And your woodgrain background is amazing, I want to learn how to do this! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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