Thursday, 28 April 2011

Constellations

I had my first go at resist embossing last weekend...I embossed 'Constellations' (by Penny Black) in white on white card, then rubbed several different colours of fluid chalk inks over the top...I had so much fun I did another in a different colourway. To keep the focus on the images, I kept the rest of the card really simple, embossing plain white card with my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' folder, and adding a sentiment (the 'Happy Birthday' is from the CCSR set by Papermania, and the 'Thank You' is from the 'Heartfelt Messages' set by Hero Arts).


Challenges for these cards:

19 comments:

Chrissie said...

These are both great Helen, although I prefer the blue one because of the lovely shades of colour you used in the inking... plus I love the style of the sentiment.
Don't forget about keeping down the number of layers used in a C&S card!
Thanks for another great submission!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Helen
Both cards are gorgeous,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Mandi said...

Super cards Helen, love the resist technique
Thanks so much
mandi
Diva LIM
Less is More

Debgem said...

I think both these cards are perfect for the challenge! Love the clean but textured backing, and you can't go wrong with the resist technique. My favourite is the blue one - because it's blue!!

Saskia said...

So beautiful and so elegant! :)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Love both cards and the resist technique is perfect !

Marie

Claire x said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Helen - love the soft colours on both cards. Hugs, Claire x

Lynn said...

These are gorgeous. The chalking gives such a soft finish. Lynn x

Jo said...

These are beautiful cards Helen. I love the colours you've used for them both, couldn't pick a favourite. Jo x

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Both beautiful Helen :D

Ali x

Dora said...

So elegant and pretty, love them both xxx

Sue said...

Two lovely cards Helen. Sue.x

Suze Bain said...

These are really lovely Helen, I love both colour schemes. x

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Helen.Love these scallop edged cards both of them .

Samantha said...

Lovely job! Helen love the blue one best but that's me hu! hugs Samantha :0)

Aileen said...

I like them both, lovely colours and I like this technoque too. x

papertrails leaver said...

gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! :-) Amy

Kaz said...

Simply stunning! Love both of them.
Kaz xx

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous cards Helen - Love the colours achieved with your inking :)

Carol x