Saturday 1 July 2017

Dare To Be Different

Good Morning and Happy Saturday, welcome to the weekend! I've been retired for over a year now, and I still think that one of the best bits is not working Saturdays (even though I only did one each month before) 
So new month , new challenges, and the lovely Jane has chosen a fun one for Country View Crafts, it's Things With Wings.  Here's my first piece.

Every so often I get the urge to get to grips with my Gelli plate. Then it usually goes away, and I'm left with a lot of mess and about 4 pieces that I actually like.
This is one of them.

So what to do with a busy background - make it busier of course! I cut a piece of fun foam and stamped with Distress Ink.

Then added some stamps from AALL & Create, and Gabi's Loose Threads from 49 & Market.

My leggy birds are a Lin Brown PaperArtsy set which have been paper pieced.

The wings and quote are from the same set.

This quote is by the lovely Tracy Evans and I thought it fitted my bird perfectly.

I couldn't have a PaperArtsy piece without a bit of Darcy, so here's a snail - he's quite happy around the birds as he's Googled them and they're not snail eaters! Other search engines are available, but my snail uses Google ;-)

So all done. It's your turn to put your best wing forward and join in.

I'm also entering this into the following challenges;
Deep Ocean Lots of layers, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday anything goes.

 Have a great weekend, and thanks very much for looking xx


  1. Stunning piece Sue, I'm the same with Gelli plates, not my best thing to use but you have created a stunning background with yours and your birds are so cute. Hugs Debsxx

  2. A terrific background for the fun images. Great bits and bobs you added as well

    Love Chrissie

  3. The gorgeous layers of colours and those quirky images are brilliant together, great fun piece Sue xxx

  4. I fancy a bit of Gelli plating this weekend... I love your background, all these layers of colour and stamping... And the Paper Artsy stamps look awesome on this backdrop too!

  5. Fabulous! I haven't used these stamps for ages - need to get them out!

  6. Hahaha! Again a fun piece from you! I love it to bits: your colourful background, your lovely birds and your google user snail closed in a hexagon! Have a nice weekend! xx

  7. This birds work fabulously with my sentiment. Love your background Sue, works so well with the imagery. Big hugs for all your support. Tracy x

  8. Love it all, the gelli backgrounds, the images, fabulous !
    Corrie x

  9. oh my sue this is fabulous - I love the pastel colours and those birds are fabulous!!! Brilliant! hugs rachel x

  10. Another fab make Sue and may I be cheeky enough to say that you must've retired extremely early!
    Donna xx

  11. What a fun piece Sue....trying to imagine you with birds legs! Great combo of everything and lovely to include a bit of dear Darcy! Xx

  12. Hi Sue what a happy birdie piece. Such lovely colours too. I know what you mean about gelli prints! Enjoy your afternoon.Retirement is highly recommended isn't it. Hugs xxx

  13. hello sue! so glad you are able to be home and create...I am waiting on that day myself! your card is awesoem, I am luvin the background and mix of happy! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  14. Such a cool background treatment and awesome stamps! Love your fun collage. Hugs, Autumn

  15. What a happy and fun card, dear Sue! Love your busy background and the best on it for me is the snail =)
    xxx Evelyn


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