Saturday, 14 August 2010

Fly free

Just been playing about this afternoon and came up with this.  Must admit to lack of mojo at the moment and consequently my objectivity is a bit awry so I'm not completely sure if this has worked. Stampotique Designers Challenge and Simon Says Stamp and Show (a new challenge blog) are both have wings as a theme this week so I've entered it for both.


Meet Mr Snail who happened to be out for a walk while I was taking pictures.  It's just been raining.  Doesn't the wet wood and lichen look fab?

36 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Carol, I love it. The muted background and the butterflies give it an ethereal feel - gorgeous. Can't believe I'm going to say this but that snail looks so nice - I hate them with a vengeance, normally (apart from the fact that they're good hedgehog fodder, lol) but that shell looks amazing. You've captured it really well!

Cath Wilson said...

Duh! Sorry - they're not flutterbies but little flowers, birds and bees - if I had a brain, I'd be dangerous. I still love the feel of it, anyway!

Sue said...

Oh I think its worked perfectly! Great snail pic too, he looks quite at home among the lichen.

flutterbycrafter said...

I should say it's worked, it's gorgeous, know what you mean about lack of mojo, mines deserted me too.

Netty said...

Hi Carol, great photo of that snail. I love what you happened to create this afternoon......lol Its totally gorgeous. Annette x

Aisling said...

It's gorgeous. I really adore that winged lady.

Dotpat said...

Love your card Carol and love that stamp, have never seen that before.
Love the tree too

nimucha said...

Beautiful!!! Misterious! I love it! :)

Willy said...

What a wonderful piece, Carol. Your background is great. Thanks for joining us at SDC # 13.

joanne wardle said...

yes it worked! it's beautiful

Tracy Evans said...

Love the picture of the snail on the lichen, it does look gorgeous in the wet. Can't believe I have just said I like the snail, they just eat all my hostas. You have captured it perfectly though. Love the card and the images you have used are gorgeous. Tracy Evans x

Paula said...

certainly works in my eyes...fab photo of Mr Snail too!

Chris said...

It's beautiful, Carol. I love the gentle colours. I don't like your snail though.

Heather said...

Looks good to me Carol. A lovely card and very unusual. Love the photo - even your snail looks good and they are the enemy!

Darlene said...

Luv the card and of course the snail pic. (I love photographs)

Kaz said...

I wish I could come up with something like that when I'm just playing around trying to find mojo! It's lovely. Thanks fr joining us at SDCx

Terry said...

Hiya Carol thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show with your fabulous project. wow....the image is just beautifull and so mysterious...wow.....and yep Mr Snail looks very nice the way he is. Hugs Terry xxxx

Artyjen said...

Fabulous close up on the snail :)
Great winged card too
xoxo Sioux

cockney blonde said...

Nothing wrong with your MoJo from where I'm looking, that artwork you've created is lovely.
As for Mr. Snail, his shell is fab. Has he been at your alcohol inks, lol, x

peggylee said...

Wow breath taken art piece!!!!

Sarita said...

It's beautiful Carol, the background is gorgeous and I love all the detail.
Your snail photo is fab, I thought maybe you'd painted his shell-I don't think I've never seen one that colour before!
Love Sarita xx

craftytrog said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the stamping & your BG Carol! Great photo of Mr Snail & the lichen too!
Alison x

Sid said...

Very atmospheric images, loving the silhouette ! Superb !

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the background and the image in the foreground. I think your mojo is back. :) Great picture of the Snail.

Basement Stamper said...

I really like the lace bottom and the little brass piece. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge!

Carol said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Stampotique.

Neet said...

As always, I love what you have made. Gorgeous stamps and I love how you have muted the floral one. Great lichen and wet wood but not sure about the snail - he looks good on a photo but in real life ....

stampdiva said...

Imagine being unsure as to whether this works or not .... of course it works. Not what I associate with you but you can turn your hand to any style, you are so versatile. Lynne x

Pia said...

wooow what a beautiful card.
hugs pia

Karin said...

It's a beautiful piece Carol and so is your picture of the snail,wood & lichen.

Moniqui said...

Wow that is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at SDC#13!

LynneForsythe said...

LACK OF MOJO.....shut up!! this is AMAZING!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

I love this Carol. Love the photo of the snail, too.

Juls said...

wow this is just stunning! I love the fairy silhouette! Hugs Juls

Kim said...

Carol, this is so beautiful and elegant...your work is gorgeous! I love the snail too...thank you for joining us over at Stampotique this week!
:)
Kim

penibear said...

Love the colour scheme,very restrained of you! And well done for winning xx