'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, 5 August 2012

******Take Flight******

is the theme of the new Sir Stampalot Challenge and here’s something I’ve had in my mind all week – didn’t quite end up the way I planned, but it was good to play and I like the fact that there’s much more ‘white space’ than usual.  This was a personal statement or ‘affirmation’ for me and that needed to be stronger than the background.

I started with my three favourite Pigment inks on the right hand side, then finished off with a touch of Lemonade (or whatever it’s called) from the Spring Distress inks and did the left hand page with that and the other two DIs.  I love, love, LOVE this colour combo :-)  Just wish the DIs were permanent …  Oh, I also used a bit of Evergreen Bough because I love it, but it seemed really deep on this paper.  Amazing what a difference the paper/card itself can make to the end result.  (Just re-read that and thought ‘duh’ – what a daft thing to say … but I hope you knew what I meant).


An old PSX stamp and one of my all-time favourites.


The die I used for the mask is from SU.


This is for the Sir Stampalot Challenge, as above and for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, which is ‘What do you say?

I’ll try to get back before I leave on Wednesday, although my calendar is rapidly filling up and I haven’t even thought about packing, etc, yet… not to mention last minutes shopping, no dry weather for washing and having to say goodbye to Dad because he’ll be going back to New Zealand next week!  I do have a few other bits and bobs to blog, though.

See you soon and have a great week!


23 very kind comments from lovely people:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous, really love the colours in the background and the depth of colour. The butterfly shadow is fabulous and the text is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Carol Q said...

Didn't PSX do some great stamps Cath? Love the way your butterfly zings out of the page. gorgeous. have a great trip.

Ruth said...

Really beautiful inking on this project. The colours are gorgeous.Thanks for joining our August challenge at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

Sandy said...

Oh Cath what a dream.
Really gorgeous and the colors are great.
Love it.

brenda said...

Good morning Cath,

Absolutely super inky work, the spring distress inks are lovely aren't they.

Many thanks for sharing your lovely work and joining our 'Take flight' theme at Stampalot challenge this month.

B x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Love this colors so much. Beautiful pages with the sentiment and the butterfly Cath. Rea;;y gorgeous
Lovelt greet and nice week too

Von said...

Such a lovely soft colour palette Cath :)
Von ♥

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

This is Gorgeous Cath! Those colours, as you say, are glorious when combined together and i love the white-out butterfly silhouette. Have a wonderful holiday! Pxx

Lynne K said...

This is absolutely wonderful, Cath! LOVE the colours, and the sentiment. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

Lynne x

cockney blonde said...

I agree, that colour combo is fabulous, love it. Enjoy your holiday, x

Sally H said...

You have included so many of my favourite things here Cath! Gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful time on your holiday. Thanks for sharing your fab pages with us at Stampalot this month and good luck!

Alie said...

These pages look so great Cath...I only can't read the written text upside down :-)

greetings, Alie

Liz (Chubby Frog) said...

Love your colour combinations - two really nice pages that work beautifully. Hope you have a great holiday.

pinky said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Netty said...

Have a terrific holiday Cath.
Smashing pages and loving the colours, x

Ann B said...

Love the pages Cath. Hope you have a relaxing holiday - enjoy every minute.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just amazing.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful pages Cath, love the sentiment too, very inspirational! You sound very busy:0) I hope you have a wonderful holiday, Gay xxx

Francesca said...

What a very beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


Karen said...

that's gorgeous, love how the colours have blended together - fabulous! hugs Karen x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh wow ..it´s gorgeous.. I love the colors and the saying and it makes me happy!

Dotpat said...

You know Cath black and white always looks so classy doesn't it, fab cards