Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Flying High

Had a bit of a re-jig in the craftie space and a good tidy this morning - bet now I won't be able to find anything......

I've been messing about with inks again - this time Pine Needles and Weathered Wood with a bit of Fossilized Amber.
And am feeling quite pleased with myself as I have today (round of applause please๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘) used two NEVER BEFORE USED Dies!!!

So after inking the main panel, I randomly stamped the cogs using Tea Dye DI and used the wire honeycomby stamp from SU Butterfly Basics inked in Versafine Smokey Grey along the bottom and right side edge.

The sentiment was a rectangle, but used the MISTI to re-position into a straight sentence. Looks a bit light here but is OK in real life!

The balloon die was rubbed with Pine Needles DI, then I applied a liberal helping metallic rubs in verdi gris and gold. Cut a piece of green vellum to sit behind it.

Finished off with the Never Before Used cogs die, and pewter, rust and gold rubs applied here too!
Matted and layered onto dark brown then Bermuda Bay card stock.

Challenges -
Stampin' Royalty #362 - Dies
OLLCB - Use Die Cuts
Cardz 4 Guyz - No patterned paper
TIOT -  Let's Get Messy
and I am also entering into this into #430 at Color Throwdown who have this gorgeous inspiration pic!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today. Appreciate any comments you might leave - have a great week! x


  1. Fantastic Viv! I Love this card. Great design and stamping and I love the colours. Yes - you get a clap for using TWO NBU Dies! Now I hope you'll be able to find things. It's always a mistake when I try to tidy up! Barbxx

  2. What a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

  3. Wow Viv your mojo has certainly returned with a bang...this is fabulous...great inking, great colours and dimension. Take a bow my friend. Yes rename Valentine'sDay ----Happy Heart day...I like it! xx

  4. Wow! I am loving this. What a great card!

  5. Really lovely card, great dies, colours and design. I also had a tidy u is morning, started another project this afternoon and it now looks worse than it did this morning.

    Kath x

  6. Its a fantastic card Viv, good for you to use some new dies. I have a few waiting to be put to use as well.
    Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Love the steam punk feel to your card Viv and the colours work so well together!
    Val x

  8. What a beautiful card this is. I love the colours and all that rustic going ons. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Beautiful - I'm a huge fan of cog dies so you had me at first glance, and I absolutely LOVE the verdigris finish on the balloon. Thanks for sharing at OLLCB

  10. Fabulous and wonderful card Viv
    Dianne xx :)

  11. There's a whole lotta rubbing going on there! LOL!

    FANTASTIC result and super card. Up up and awaaaaaaay!

    Hugs, Sarnie xxx

  12. Really beautiful work on this and thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Our theme is called 'Let's Get Messy' this time not Use Ink.

    Love Chrissie xx

  13. Great design and I think this would suit for a guy very well, I love the dies you've used and the overall "flow" of the card. Well done!

  14. fantastic card, Viv, love it! Looks very cool. And we are applauding here for you to use never used dies. Now that they are used u can ignore them for many years *lol*
    xoxo, Ally

  15. Hello Viv, thanks for your visit and lovely comment.
    Your card is fabulous, love the image of the balloon and the cogs. Brilliant combination of colours give a fantastic verdigris look, Kate x

  16. What a great masucline card VIv, great colours and love the dies


  17. Gorgeous card Viv, love the dies and the great colouring too ;) Viv xx

  18. Fab card Viv, love the die cut balloon.
    So pleased you linked up at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  19. Wowzer Viv, this is one awesome card.x{aNNie}

  20. Wowser Viv - what a stunning card! Love the shades of turquoise with the fabby die cuts!


    Di xx

  21. Hi Viv,
    Love the verdigris colours, subtle background stamping and steampunk look. Well done for using NBU dies.

  22. Thanks bunches for sharing your beautiful piece with us at TioT this time. Hugs!

  23. Awesome! Love the verdigris look of this hot air balloon. Brilliant idea to pair the balloon with all these rustic textured metallic gears too. It's a gorgeous card, and great job on the NBUS items too. TFS & Hugs

  24. Fab card Viv, love the colours and that die cut balloon, the rubs certainly give a great metallic effect on the cogs too.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz this week


  25. What a great masculine card Viv and I love the balloon and cogs and the lovely colour and aged look with the waxes you have used and the bit of stencilling in the background, quite delicate, also the sentiment arrangement which finishes it beautifully. x


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