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Monday, 8 August 2011

Make My Monday and Less is More combined

 Over at MMM  we are still following the August theme of Things with Wings but this weeks its birds or bugs.
Using the resist technique  I stamped the main image onto sticky back canvass coloured with distress inks then buffed up the embossing. Fraying the edges of the canvas took for ever! :)
The canvas was originally intended for my piece for the CH exhibition but wasn't big enough.... had to do it all again!!
The background for the canvass is stamped with the same flowers in perfect medium , there's a tiny little bee in there too, then coloured with DI around the edges.
 The bee  was stamped directly onto the card then stamped again onto card and the body part coloured, cut out and adhered to the card.
Stamps: Hero Arts: flowers
             Cart-Us : main bee
             Crafty Individuals: tiny bee... in one of their freebie packs :)
             Sentiment: Artistic Stamper
DI's      Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw and Frayed Burlap
Bits and pieces from stash.

 The challenge over at LIM is to use the colours of your flag.

I chose to use the colours of  St. George.
  I used the same theme as MMM  but this time chose birds.

Stamps: Stampendous; bird nest
             Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque); swirly bird and sentiment
Ink:       DI: Aged Mahogany.

Go and take a look at both challenges and see the wonderful inspiration pieces and join in the fun!
 Enjoy your day
tc xx Sue xx


Pauline said...

3 super cards, I like the bird song image, it's a very graceful image, is it a stamp? Gorgeous.

Fliss said...

Gorgeous canvas and cards Sue. Love the colours of your canvas and the embossed flower detail.
Your Less Is More cards look fabulous and I just wish I could do that style but it always defeats me lol
Hugs, Fliss xx

Valerie said...

your Lim cards are gorgeous Suzi and that canvas is magnificent:)
Val x

Aquarius said...

These are all wonderful and I love the idea of stamping onto the canvas - something a bit different

Chrissie said...

Your LIM cards are fabulous! I love the elegant simplicity of them.
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Netty said...

Your LIM cards are terrific, but I adore your stamped on canvas, this is fab. x

Beryl K said...

Love your LIM cards, they are lovely
Beryl x

GinaA said...

Bird song image is great, both are Fab cards

Suze Bain said...

Love that bird nest stamp. Beautiful cards and your canvas is lovely. xx

Sandra said...

Lovely work - always like looking at your creations! Sandra

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards, such lovely images.

Christine B. said...

Beautiful cards and I really like your stamping on canvas. Hugs x ChrisB

Gibmiss said...


Mandi said...

Beautiful LIM cards Suzi
Love the stamp on the first one
Thanks so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Suzi Birdsong is so simple and elegant, love the canvas and swirly bird too, but that nest is perfect

Jacqueline said...

Really beautiful cards Suzi - Jacqueline xx

massofhair said...

Both cards are amazing, elegant, classy and stunning:-)

Susan said...! Beautiful cards!! Love that second one!!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Suzi all your work on this blog post. The canvas is a beauty and I love that stamp on the second piece, where you get it from lol :)

Diane J said...

Lovely cards xx

Yvonne Garner said...

I'm a bit behind in my comments! Your inspiration card inspired me to choose bees rather than birds! Thanks for dropping by my blog yesterday and for leaving kind words.

Vicky Hayes said...

I keep not being able to comment here Suzi - but I clicked something in frustration today and it worked! I love all your beautiful cards - the emboss-resist technique is great on the first and those red and white bird cards are really elegant. Vx

Viv said...

All lovely CAS cards, can't chose a fav really all great :O) Viv xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Suzi

Oh both cards are lovely can't choose between them!

Tina (no 75)