Rise Above by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

Donna here today using a really fab and unusual stamp from Rubber Dance.

What to do:

Take a sheet of Strathmore Mixed Media Paper and proceed to swoosh it through a mixture of the green, yellow and brown Distress Oxides, which have been diluted first.

Dry the background thoroughly and place to one side.

Now this is where the confession comes in as the figure was originally stamped and white embossed directly onto a tag that had been painted with a blue shade of Fresco paint. However, I messed the tag up but couldn’t bear to throw the whole thing away so I fussy cut the figure out.

Within my stash I had this pair of Tim Holtz die cut butterfly wings which were assembled from a Gelli print and black card and I thought….as you do….hey this figure needs wings!

Adhere the winged figure to the card, then taking one of Tim’s chipboard sentiment, swoosh it through a little orange colour Distress Oxide and then add another little sentiment at the top of the card.

Mount onto black card and then white cardstock.

A quirky card, oh yes indeed. By the way, does anyone else feel really reluctant to cover up a Oxides background too much?!

Supplies Used:

Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Chipboard Quote Chips and Metallic Quotations Stickers

Hope you like it

Donna x

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  1. Donna this is stunning. Love your card x

  2. A really unusual card Donna and love your oxide background which contrasts perfectly with the winged figure.
    Know what you mean about covering up oxide backgrounds too as I still can't bear to do anything with the first one I made!
    Fliss xx

  3. A very genuine card, Donna, such beautiful background for the winged special lady, and love the words you used !! xx

  4. Quirk at it's best!! great oxide background and it is a shame to cover them up to much.
    Amanda x

  5. Amen, sister on not wanting to cover up those DOX backgrounds! Awesome inspiration here! Thank you for your kind words on my broken brick garden wall; they made my day!

  6. Oh my word, Donna - this is gorgeous! Love the white embossing on the body, and cutting her out was a happy accident I think. Love the wings!! Your Oxie background is really beautiful, as always! xx

  7. Love the composition of this Donna, really highlights the background and to know there is even more background beauty hiding beneath those wings makes it even more intriguing.. Hugs Tracey xx

  8. Fabulous stamps and design - great card!
    Oh and of course amazing oxides b/g :)
    Gill xx


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