Friday, August 17, 2012

Nature Walk - JAI 131 Challenge

Today I joined the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge.

These were the colours I could use:

I've always liked Garden Green,
usually on Christmas cards.

Using it as a feature colour with neutrals
was a little more tricky!

It's windy here today,
and a bird's nest fell in our garden, 
inspiring me to use one of my 
favourite sets, Nature Walk,
and feature the bird.

I embossed the background using Finial Press, 
first rubbing Crumb Cake ink on the folder.
(I will miss this folder so much when it retires in two weeks!)

Actually this is a soft little nest that fell another day, that I kept.
Today's one is quite large and has some orange rope woven in!

I also used stamps from Elements of Style and Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Inside is a greeting, this card will be for Dad.

Thanks for visiting!


KimB said...

This is beautiful Fiona! So many fabulous inky effects on this - my fav's are the inked embossing and green touches on the bird. Thanks for the lovely comment and for joning us at Just Add Ink this week.

Anonymous said...

I really like Garden Green too - and I like how you have added the layers and sentiment. Chantell JAI

Christine Blain said...

Fiona, your card is gorgeous! I love the sentiment tag, the inked and embossed background, the bird perched on top of a Framelits die cut, and the use of the eggs from the stamp set. Great job with the challenge colours! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :)

Nikki Spencer said...

Fab use of the colours and great choice of stamps Fiona, your card is really lovely! Thanks for joining us at JAI.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Fiona - I absolutely love this card! Your bird is just beautiful - love how you've coloured it with green highlights. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Fiona the birdy!