Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Australiana - Escape the Ordinary

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by - The card I am sharing today could not be easier to create -  infact it is the second card I have made recently like this - you can see the first one HERE.

I have used white card stock and sponged with various Imagine co-ordinating inks and Sponge Daubers. I have used shades of green ink along the lower portion, moving up to orange to give the impression of a sunset or sunrise, followed by blues and whites for a cloudy sky! To create the cloudy look I have used some torn paper and sponged the edges if this at random intervals and angels and finished with yellow in the corner.  There is no need to be pedantic amount the background as it tends to merge into the background once the die cut is added.

The die has been cut using black card stock and glued to the  sponged card front, trimmed so it is SLIGHTLY larger than the die cut, to create a fine border and then popped up into a slightly larger pre-cut cream card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The sentiment is from the Kaisercraft Sticker Book - Belle.  This has been angled at the left end, adhered onto slightly larger card stock and glued to the card front as shown in the photo above. 

This card is linked to the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafts Galore Encore Always Anything Goes
Crazy For Challenges - Make a Card
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Texture
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Create your own Background
LeAnn’s World 101 -  Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting - Always add an Animal
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy creating


  1. Oh I love this project and a true Aussie creation. I am in Australia too (Nowra NSW). I just love the silhouette and the gorgeous background you have created. Looks fabulous. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  2. Linda, this is a stunning silhouette card! The inked background is lovely and vibrant and really sets off the die cut details. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” October Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT

  3. Another gorgeous background, Linda, and I do love the die cut silhouettes. It's so good to see you playing in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck
    NanaConnie DT

  4. I'm back with another DT hat on my head, Linda. Thanks so much for joining us in our October challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. Hi Linda, I have just discovered Paper Roses stamps and dies, love the only background behind the Aussie animals. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

  6. The background you created is just amazing. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Please keep in mind that you have to be a follower in order to win the prize. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#22 – Make your own background}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#22 – Anything goes}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#53 – Autumn / Halloween}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  7. What a fabulous 'scene' you have created Linda - very Aussie!! Love your 'clouds' too.

  8. What an amazing card. I love the silhouettes and sky backdrop. So striking. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. DT Kathy [https://myasperations.blogspot.com]

  9. Amazing Card, I realy enjoy it.
    Thank You for joining us at Do Al(l) Kreatives Challange, DT Ella.

  10. Wow... that's awesome. Pretty colours and very nice done with the australien animals. Wonderful!!!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik
    *GDT* Die Kreativtanten

  11. Great card and wonderful background you’ve created. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies WynnDT

  12. Fantastic Aussie card! Cathy x

  13. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use texture” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)


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