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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






15 comments:

  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

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

    Love Chrissie

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

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  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!

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

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  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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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

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  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

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  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 colors...so happy! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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

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  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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Thank you so much for your comments x