Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Kingfisher...

Do you sometimes get to the stage where your working space on your desk gets so small you just have to clear it all away?  Thats when I found this lovely image from one of Janye Netley Mayhews CD's, these sort of images a also great for mens cards, I have done one for a man which I will post later in the week.
A few months ago in our craft club we played with inks making backgrounds, and the embossed panel on the right is one that I had done, inking and then spritzing with Glimmer Mist before using an embossing folder,  you can get some amazing results just playing around. The inked embossing foler is one of the Cuttlebug folders and the other side is one of the SU folders.
Using the SU Top Note die  mounted my kingfisher image onto it and just added a bit of ribbon and a Martha Stewart butterfly which I've glittered
Entering into the following challenge..

Thanks for stopping by...
Anne





21 comments:

chris richards said...

Oh Anne the colours are brilliant, such a lovely card....your background is stunning !
love and hugs
chris richards
xxxxx

Aquarius said...

That is a great way to use that kingfisher image which you were searching for a while ago and you are right it's amazing what you can come up with playing around with inks and embossing folders. The colours are lovely together.

Lynne said...

This is lovely Anne. The image is gorgeous and your inked and spritzed panel is a perfect backdrop for it. Beautiful card.
Lynne xxx

Cornelie said...

Anne, I love the kingbird, it's my favorite bird you know!! Your card is stunning!!!!!!!!!!Lovely how you did the coloring at the background!
In Holland we called that bird "icebird". I've also made a card with it, I will put it at my blog in the next two weeks! You will see!
Bye Cornelie

Pauline said...

Oh Anne, this is a wonderful card! The kingfisher image is beautiful, and wonderfully coloured, and I love the embossed coloured background. It would fit our challenge this week at The Ribbon Reel Challenge, there's a link on my blog page, would love to see this entered! Hugs, Pauline x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Anne, I love the Kingfisher, fab colouring and design.
Kevin xx

Craftilicious said...

I have a huge desk but only ever seem to have about an A5 sized space to work in lol! I do like finding forgotton treasures on the odd occasion when I force myself to clear the decks (found an as yet unused whimsey die last night as a case in point!)
Love the card - kingfishers are amazing birds and their colours lend themselves so well to art. I love the backgroun on this as it goes so well with the bird.
Tara x

Pauline said...

Here's the link if I can get it to work! http://www.theribbonreelchallenge.blogspot.com/
Px

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Anne - absolutely love kingfishers as their colours are so amazing.

Sasha said...

Hi Anne, Your Kingfisher image is beautiful. Your inked background and ribbon match so perfectly. A really lovely card.
Thank you for playing along with us at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah said...

Anne this is gorgeous! The image is wonderful, thanks for joining us at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop blog. My workspace is always cluttered and untidy! Sarah x

Valerie said...

beautiful crafty match, your background is perfect with the lovely kingfisher:)
Val x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Anne that is gorgeous and so peaceful looking, they really are beautiful birds and youve caught that with your colouring,. hugs Shirleyxx

Debgem said...

Anne - this is just beautiful. I love Kingfishers - I think it's their fab colours - you've done a great job on this card. And I know what you mean about desks. At the moment mine's a bomb site - better do a bit of tidying and then crafting :)

Sandra said...

Wow this card is just gorgeous love the image and the layout its just stunning:) Sandra H

fabiola said...

super classe, elle est très belle, biz

Martinas Welt said...

This is really fantastic!! And yes...I know that as well....right now my desk looks the same...no more space to craft!!...but full with craft stuff...ehm...
In Austria we also call the bird icebird...it is a really beautiful birdie...like your card!
Martina

Carole of Brum said...

Anne, it's amazing what forgotten treasures you find during a tidy up, I've often found things I didnt even know i had! lol.

This is lovely, what a great image, and i like how you took the colours from the image and used them to make your background. CoB

The Other Patti Sue said...

You've totally WoWeD me with this one... gorgeous!

Peet said...

oh, this is so beautiful, Anne!!

Mina said...

wow what a beautiful card Anne, that kingfisher is amazing and I like how you added a bow in the same colour...thanks for joining in with the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge
Mina xxx