Monday, 10 February 2014

Miserable Monday

Well the dry weather is a distant memory and we woke to a frost and then sleet!
My husband went to his shed and it took him 4 steps to realize that the sleet had frozen onto the ramp and made it a skating rink!

So after the hoovering, I thought I needed cheering up so here I am back in the craft room. 
Was going through my papers trying to find inspiration for a birthday card for my Sis, but none was forthcoming! So I sat with a cuppa and checked my challenge sites and fell onto the Less is More site. This week it is Anything goes on a single layer, always a tricky proposition. You really have to plan what and where you need to stamp. Well I thought I would get those gorgeous dandelion stamps out again and had to have a play. This is the result.


This time I used the same mask made for my Love and Cherish card with the Marianne (CR1254) Craftable die and stamped the flower heads and embossed them in white embossing powder. I used a mixture of Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans to colour the base card within the mask, which I moved around to create the tattered edge.
The greeting was from the same Inkylicious set stamped in Broken China.
 I shall enter it into the following challenges:-

Less is More - One Layer, Anything Goes
Creative Impressions - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Sentiments Only
Allsorts - Colours beginning with B - blues
Addicted to Stamps and more - Anything Goes
Well that's it folks, thanks for popping by.

16 comments:

  1. beautiful card, i like the way you did the background and that's a really beautiful dandelion stamp also.

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  2. Ah mum that is really pretty. There is a warning for snow here tomorrow!

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  3. This is terrific Julie, I love the way you used the colours and that stamp is fab! Love the tattered edge too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  4. A fantastic creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

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  5. A lovely inky creation Julie and perfect colours for our theme.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts this week.

    I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here

    B x


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  6. Lovely soft card and great blending. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

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  7. This is a great card. White embossing always looks fabulous when done like this and I loe that tattered frame.

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  8. A gorgeous one layer card - I like your masking. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

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  9. This card really caught my eye - the subtle shading behind the embossing gives this card a really ethereal quality I think, just beautiful.

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  10. Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week Tracy x

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  11. What a striking card. Lovely design!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Sentiment Challenge!

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  12. Love the look of that tattered edge, Julie and the stamps are gorgeous! Thank you for your kind comments on my card this week - I'm just re-entering challenges and have a lot to catch up with. Hugs, Ann

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  13. Just popped over from less is more..what beautiful colours and loving those dandelions ...I have just purchased a dandelion mask and cant wait to try it out...x

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment. Not tried this idea with a mask. Cheers x

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