Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Go Wild

This is one of those cards that just evolved and I had to stop myself from wanting to add more.
It all began with the Crafty Individuals stamp, stamped up  with brown ink,  shaded with antique linen distress ink,then edged with some Vintage Photo distress glitter.
So back to the base, The card was dry embossed using the dotty Embossalicious folder.
Then a piece of  printed Kraft card.
The tree bark layer was also made using an embossing folder, I rubbed the ink pad  [walnut stain]over the surface to highlight the knots in the bark.
The piece of  corrogated card is from  an old box and added a bit more texture.
The  colours and shading  were all distress inks, Walnut Stain. Vintage Photo and Tea Dye.

Challenges that I think this will fit are-
Crafts Too Challenge You  Challenge 3 week 1.  Texture with a Twist. Choose your own style.
I will try most styles but I realy love the vintage/aged , grungy look and nothing pleases me more than to use these shades of distress inks.
Simon Says Stamp The Monday challenge over here is Embossed.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I do always appreciate your comments.


  1. Gorgeous card! Love the texture of the hessian and the corrugated card!

  2. Love your crafting on the wild side! What an absolutely stunning card with such richness! Love it!

  3. I love this stamp Yvonne and it looks fabulous on those different textures you have used.
    Thanks for sharing it at c2cu and congrats on being the winner of last months challenge.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. LOVE the tree bark embossing, that's fabulous!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  5. MeggyMay...I love this card! I can see how using that Crafty Individuals stamp got you going! That is an incredible stamp and I love how you've stamped it in brown! The back embossing in the background really looks great with the distressing you've added to it. Love the corrugated card and the burlap looking ribbon across the front! Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

  6. Beautiful card! Love that stamp, too! Valerie

  7. I just love all the texture you've got going on there, makes me want to run my fingers over it! That giraffe stamp is so nice too :-)


  8. Gorgeous card Yvonne, looks really African. Great textures as well. Wendy x

  9. Love all the textures you have on this, wonderful card!

  10. Terrific textures Yvonne and loving the African scene you've set.
    Annette x

  11. very jungle like with the wood effect great use of the image

  12. Such depth to all those rich browns - and I love that giraffe! The woody rough textures in the embossed and corrugated layers are very cool.
    Alison x

  13. LOL I completely understand as it is a stamp that you can just add more and more to the project!
    I liked the fact you used corrugated cardboard as I also used fragments on that along with this stamp, doesn't it work in such a lovely manner with that image.
    A stunning card.

  14. Great card - I love giraffes and your card has a real tribal feel to it which is fabulous. x

  15. I love all the different textures and the giraffe. Wonderful stamping too
    Saying hi from Artists in Blogland

  16. Wow! I kept scooting closer and closer to my computer screen to take in all these amazing textures and techniques you used! This card is truly unique and is a tribute to your sense of artistry. I haven't seen anything quite like this before and thought the layers were genius! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog.

  17. Fabulous background really compliments your image Yvonne :)
    Von ♥