Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Texture and "You used WHAT!?"

The theme for the current Created by Hand challenge is to use texture.
These blog challenges are all about flowers:
Crazy Amigo has a spring challenge
The Paper Play challenge is to add a quote.
I am SO looking forward to this snow melting, and getting out in my gardens again!
For these cards, I crumpled up paper napkins, painted my cardstock with a thin coating of PVA glue, patted the napkins down, and coated them again with the glue. Stamps are from Quietfire Design.



I'm sending these cards in for Operation Write Home, which is Wee Memories Challenge # 46 this week.

Now Jo set a wonderful theme for the new Art Journey challenge this month..."You used what!?"
It was FUN trying to come up with something different. For this card, I used the underdside of bark sliced from a birch tree in my back yard, with this beautiful recently released stamp.





The alphabet challenge this week is "Q for quotes and sayings."
The Etsy inspired challenge is to use something from a delightful shop called the Hidden Alphabet. I used this photograph.
Hope you can take the time to stop by the other designers' blogs for some artsy inspiration (links are on the right sidebar). If you'd like to play in the challenge too, one participant will be randomly selected for a 10 euro’s gift certificate to shop at Art Journey! To win this gift certificate you are required to use primarily Art Journey stamps. Post your new creation on your blog or Flickr (with a link to the challenge post on this blog) and leave a direct link right here.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today.
I wish you a creative week, doing whatever feeds your artsy heart!

32 comments:

Hillie said...

What a great idea! I like it. Nice idea.

Willy said...

What a beauty, Deborah! Great idea to use bark.

Paula said...

how creative using the bark to stamp on - very clever indeed!

Rein said...

Gorgeous card deborah!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous artwork. Beautifully created. The image on bark is awesome.

Rosie said...

Soooo beautiful, Deborah

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, all of your pieces are fantastic. Love how you've stamped on the bark.

Wendy said...

Very fun and creative cards. Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories this week.

Quietfire said...

Oh, Deborah, these are luscious! Thanks so much for using the rubber!

de said...

Love all your cards. The birch idea... OMG brilliant! What a beautiful effect! Thanks so much for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Robyn said...

Love your use of paper and bark.
thanks for playing and sharing

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely cards, you made me want to break out my napkins :)
neat stamping on the bark, I am amazed you were able to get it to lay flat!

Emily Branch said...

EXCELLENT use of a creative and natural product!!! What a wonderful idea and take on this week's shop!! Beautiful DESIGN!!! Thanks for playing EIC with us this week!!!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

What a wonderful idea and it looks gorgeous, Thank you for sharing at Alphabet Challenge
Hugs
Tamara

* Shaz * said...

Great cards, Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week.

Godelieve said...

Wow Deborah! Such a clever idea to use bark, and it looks gorgeous too!!

Alicia said...

I love your cards and I love your sentiments! Fab work.
Alicia xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow. Your work is stunning ! Marie

dutchstamptramp said...

all so gorgeous!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards and a fab idea.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "Lets get sentimental" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

LiveArt said...

Your cards are sooo gorgeous!! Love the sunflowers and the idea to use the bark :) Brilliant!!
hugs and smiles,
Linda

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is crazy beautiful...superfine...I really just love natural textures like this Deborah, it is artwork from nature.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is crazy beautiful...superfine...I really just love natural textures like this Deborah, it is artwork from nature.

Cat Spicer said...

Wahooooo, these are amazing! SOOOOO lovely. A perfect spring flower creations for the OSC Challenge. THANKS for sharing!

Cat, OSCC DT

Muckyfingers said...

Incredibly clever and very beautiful!
Thanks for playing along with us at Paperplay :)
Annette xXx

~*~Patty S said...

Your creations are so lovely and heartfelt...I Love words and the ones you have chosen are extra special

Your Q box is marvelous as well dear Deborah!

oxo

Jackie said...

What an awesome idea...you're very creative!! Thanks for playing with Etsy this week!!!!

de said...

Deborah you won EtsyInspired! Check the blog for details!

Karin said...

What a brilliant idea, looks fab!

Shar said...

The sunflowers are amazing but the birch bark blew me away! Awesome art!

Sue said...

These are all beautiful, I love your use of the tree bark, and this new stamp could soon be a favourite x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic idea, wonderful cards.