Saturday, 24 September 2011

Keeping it clean and simple


Happy Saturday everyone, are you ready for a new challenge at Allsorts ?

Amanda is hosting this weeks theme and she would like us to be 'Clean and Simple' so I thought this one would fit the bill, it a sample I recently created for Stampalot using one of the new stamps from La Blanch called Wild Flowers here.

I masked a piece of Fabriano watercolour card and sponged three squares using TH wild honey and broken china, then stamped sections of the floral stamp with the masks still in place. The sentiment is a section of Penny Black 2695J.........to use a portion of a stamp I lay a post it note over the sections I don't want to use whilst inking.

Have a good weekend everyone and thanks for popping by.

31 comments:

Merry said...

That is so lovely and such wonderful colours. I must remember this technique....such a terrific effect.

Linby said...

Very CAS-love the colours you have used.
Linbyx

Misty's Mum said...

This is a beautiful card.
I enjoy using that style on my cards but have never created one with multiple blocks I usually use just one.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Debs said...

Beautiful card B.
Love the colours.
Have a great weekend.
Debs xx

Nicola said...

Stunning CAS card, I love the techniques you've used and the colours are stunning!
Enjoy your weekend! Hope your OH is not feeling too poorly
Love Nicola xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow so pretty .. what gorgeous colours
Lisa x

Denise and Louise said...

Beautiful card - great colours and such a lovely sentiment.
Denise xx

Sally H said...

Just gorgeous, Brenda! Love that colour combo and the stamp is so pretty! Love the little nail heads too

Clare *Littlebear* said...

A beautiful card Brenda. It makes me think of hay making on a beautiful summer's day.
Clare x

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi love these colours together with this beautiful stamp ! The sentiment is perfect too ! Kitty :D

Nikbee said...

A lovely card. I love the colours.

Nikki x

tatyana said...

красиво

martina's kaartjes said...

what a lovely card ! great !
greetings, martina
x

Larisa said...

Yes! Yes! Yes!!! - It is adorable! Very nice gentle colours ) Love all stamping to))

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda that is gorgeous I love the layered look of the colours and the sentiment is beautiful, a stunning card for sure. hugs Shirleyxx

Hussena said...

i loved your cas card,its so beautiful

CraftyLoops said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda and a great tip on how to take what you want from a stamp. Lee x (Ps I have a big blog candy give away on my blog if you fancy a wee peep) xx

Kat said...

This is beautiful Brenda, really elegant and I love the sentiment.

I've been a bad blogger this week but I've had a lovely browse round your beautiful cards just now. And I love the pics of your dogs. My two daft dogs often lie together in the one bed or in their cage. The only time the cage is shut is when they're at my daughter's. Last week when we left them there to go to a wedding her dog stole enough biscuits and hide chews to last 3 dogs for 2 nights while they were shut in the cage. Guess who's tummy still wasn't 100% on Monday?!

Kat xx

Sarah said...

Wow Brenda, this is stunning, love the layout and gentle colours x

AsilisA MaM said...

I like everything! The colours combination, idea to use the stamp partly and mask - GREAT, great result!

Paula (PEP) said...

Thanks for the tip about using a post-it for blanking stamp parts whilst inking. I love the way you stamped different portions of the image within your inked sections - lovely interpretation of the CAS theme.
Paula (PEP)

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card Brenda, I love the colours. I So need to get myself some more Distress Inks, have you seen the new ones? could imagine you doing some beautiful things with those!

Annette said...

beautiful card.... Love it..

Rufus said...

Love the colors, sentiment, layout, and flower stamp...yup, that covers the entire card!! So pretty.
R/

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Really lovely B. thanks for sharing - love the colours too! Shaz in Oz.x

Juls said...

just so stylish! Hugs Juls

Milaya said...

Simple as all genial, and so so beautiful!

Sandra (craftynan) said...

Hi Brenda
Beautiful.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Auntie Em said...

Beautiful card! I love the masking technique you used. The colours are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Elizabeth said...

Just a quick comment because I am feeling soooo guilty ... haven't been in to see your work for a wee while but, as usual, it's all real bonnie. Love this card - simple idea but effectively executed, the colours are gorgeous and I love the sentiment. Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

don't think it is too much simple you could use some colors and extra out pieces buttons etc.

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