Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Contrasts (WOYWW)

We had wonderful weather at the weekend, brilliant sunshine and so definitely time for the park and lots of fun, however, the walk to school this morning was wet and windy and horrid. Total opposites.
It is time for another WOYWW and here is my desk, covered in cuttlebug embossing folders and a filthy brayer in need of cleaning after my crafting session with Alex this morning.  My fresh mug of tea is sat there ready for me to clear my desk for work (yep, I work full-time and from home one day a week).  The little zebra you can see is Alex's creation from this morning.
He drew the shape (I cut it out for him for speed and accuracy), then he embossed it with a cuttlebug embossing folder, then brayered in black ink over the top to give the zebra stripes (somehow we managed to keep it of the school uniform!).  He will add some eyes tonight.
Here is my crafting for this week, a card made for Less is More 'one layer with wings', and taking inspiration from Speedy Fox's 'photo inspiration' challenge. I made the card by embossing the frame first, then stamping the Crafty Individuals bird flourish stamp in the middle, then masking the birds and using a masked frame placed over the top and distress inks to make the tile pattern. I am also entering this into CCC 'Two's company' (2 birds), and SSSS 'favourite' (my favourite technique is masking which I have used twice in this card).  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

21 comments:

Helen said...

Love the shadows of Alex on the swing, and also his zebra - brave letting him ink in uniform before school! Your card is stunning. have a good day. Helen, 4

jill said...

Alex did a good job with the zebra even though he had a little help from mum, i like to see children craftying . jill #51

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Caro. I love the embossing and how you have done the inking for the window. Sue x

Sunshine Girl said...

Great cards and I love the zebra. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl no. 57

Gita said...

What an adorable zebra. Great job with the hand drawing. :-) Brigita #129

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow, gorgeous, love the inking & stamp techniques you used.

Julia Dunnit said...

Great work on the card Caro ,it's very striking. Clever masking. greatly of your growing boy in the sunshine, I love his zebra...and still admiring the time you make for him to craft before school. Less admiring about your milky tea...ugh!!!

Chris said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colous, stamp and the clean simple design!
Chris
x
(Zebra's not bad either!!!)

Chrissie said...

The embossing gives a most nostalgic feel to this card Caro!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Ali H said...

Love the card - the birds are so elegant ! But the zebra is even cuter !! Have a fun week crafting together ! Ali #48

alicaz said...

oh wow! love it! simple and very elegant!

Suzi B said...

So pretty :)
Suzi B x

Shazsilverwolf said...

I love the card, gorgeous. This is what I love about WOYWW, we get to see so many ideas and get so much inspiration. I love how you've used the squares stamp as a 'background'. I have a few of these type of stamps( just bought another off e-bay) and you have given me a great idea on how to use them better.Have a great week, Shaz #96

Angie said...

What a wonderful card!!! You did a beautiful job of interpreting the inspiration photo!!! I love your squares and swirls! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

Pat Garvin said...

Very elegant. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Viv said...

What a great card, so clever, love that image too. My desk looks like that most of the time too lol. :) Viv xx

lin_ka1 said...

Ingenious composition. A tax card. Congratulations.

butterfly said...

Great zebra from Alex, and such a lovely elegant card from you! Belated happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Shelly said...

A lovely bird card! Beautiful image, just perfect for my Two's Company Challenge at Cupcake. Thanks for joining in, Shelly x

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous card with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love the embossing and the little birdies woww love it. Hugs Terry xxxx

Tamika said...

I saw all of your cuttlebug folders on the desk and I like the card using one of the same ones I own. So inspiring! Tamika #124