Monday, 24 October 2011

Crafty Individuals - Winged Things

I have left it to the last minute to make something for the Crafty Individuals monthly challenge. I had planned to make something entirely different with angels at the weekend. It didn't work out the way I wanted so that went in the bin and I decided to make Christmas cards instead. 
Then when I got home from work today I decided to have another go and pulled out this lovely CI stamp of the mallards. Bought it a while ago but had never used it. 

The colours are a bit off as I photographed it tonight.The quote I used is an all time favourite of mine from Inkadinkadoo - "Childhood Garden". My Dad keeps ducks in his garden. For a while he had a drake that was mostly a Mallard. He was a fine dapper little thing. What always amazed me was the it took less time to boil a duck egg than a hen's egg! Sorry, I am getting a little side-tracked!!

The flower was made from a large and medium retro flower punch. It's one I make a lot because it has a nice shabby look to it. I found this idea in one of the Magnolia magazines. Once I had punched out my flowers from the background paper I used for the card, I over stamped the CI crackle glaze stamp. I was really pleased with the effect. I also sprayed with an iridescent gold glimmer mist. You can't see the shimmer in the photo, but it does give the flower a lovely finish.
Hope you have a good week.


  1. Hi
    So glad you had a second go and entered the challenge and finally used the mallard stamp!
    Beautiful colours and I love the shabby flower you created.
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Individuals challenge.

  2. Beautiful card and the flower is stunning. I've had Lake Cayuga ducks, gorgeous creatures, and a Khaki Campbell, a real cheeky chappy who was definitely my favourite, so your duck story brought back some very happy memories. Elizabeth x

  3. Ooh, I've been wanting that stamp for a long time but didn't know who made it. Thanks for that. Love the card and the neutral colours are lovely x

  4. Oh My! This is gorgeous and so beautifully stamped.
    Regards Florence.

  5. A stunning card, beautiful image and sentiment and I love the flower.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. Wow - gorgeous card, in lovely colours. Glad you joined in again Siobhan despite the 'bin' thing! Jean x

  7. Beautiful Card! The grunbgy flower is stunning and I love the detail you put into this. Great quote :)

  8. Gorgeous, and big congrats,

    Lucy x

  9. I just love this card and the quote - congratulations on your win at Crafty Individuals

  10. Saw your card on CI and just had to stop by for a better look and to say how lovely it was !

  11. Aw congrats to you too Siobhan, just got home from a long weekend away to find messages and went and had a look at the CI blog to see you there too.
    Well done - this is just a gorgeous card and the flower with the crackle effect is superb.
    Hope you have had a good weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


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Siobhan x

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