Thursday, February 21, 2013

Featuring London

I love it when I have some creative time for myself and things come together. I started this card with the sketch from Mojo Monday and three sets of London stamps from Artistic Outpost (London Elements, London Underground, and Loverly London). I wanted something eyecatching for my background. When I found this piece of copper, I decided to use one of my favorite techniques of embossing the metal and highlighting it with Staz-on ink. I stamped the images on white cardstock and cut them into the circle shapes. The bird is popped up using a foam dot.
I am entering this card into several challenges. The Artistic Outpost monthly challenge is anything goes. Simon Says Stamp and Show has metal-ology as its theme. Three Muses has the theme of time to time. Fashionable Stamping wants to see a bird. Frilly & Funkie has the theme layer it on and share a word (London).

11 comments:

Rosie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Barbara

herminesplace said...

This looks great!

Terry said...

Those lovely AO stamped images really pop with the gorgeous embossed background! Love this, Barbara!

Anita Houston said...

Love AO images! The embossed metal is perfectly colored! Gorgeous vintage look here! Thank you for showing us your metals at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

Lizbethem said...

Beautiful art! I love the metal background. Awesome.xx

Sue C said...

Fantastic card Barbara ! Love the metal background ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Colleen Dietrich said...

So very cool!

Buttons said...

Love your choice of layers for this - the faded beauty of the circles really work against the metallic background (and if it's London there HAS to be a pigeon!!) Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie, hugs Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous creation Barbara. I can understand why you like this technique! Bravo and tank you for joining us at FSC!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Sensational piece of work, Barbara! That copper BG is just too wonderful. And I relaly love how you cut the focal pieces in circles. Sometimes I wonder what to do with the AO images and I really like this approach. So great to have you joining in the fun with us again this time at Frilly and Funkie!

Hugs,
Linda

Fliss said...

A gorgeous creation Barbara. Love the fabulous textured background and the circle design is so effective.
Thanks for joining in with our FSC birds challenge.
Fliss x