Sunday, 24 July 2011

Musical Clusters

I had a little play with some Distress Inks yesterday afternoon. I made a background by blending 'Faded Jeans', 'Chipped Saphire' and 'Tumbled Glass' together on plain white card, before spritzing with water to create a mottled effect. I stamped a music background stamp (a cling stamp by Hero Arts) in 'Faded Jeans', then stamped 'Agapanthus Clusters' (a cling stamp by Stampendous) in 'Chipped Saphire' a couple of times over the top. Before mounting it on my card, I tied a simple bow using light blue satin ribbon. The sentiment is from the CCSR set by Papermania.


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32 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

wow love this, so classy and love the stamps used
Hugs Kate xx

Donna said...

A stunning little CAS card, love the image and design. Thank you for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop 'CAS' challenge. hugs Donna x

Kathyk said...

This is a lovely and sophisticated card and would work just great as a guy card

KAthyk

Debs M said...

gorgeous stamps, love the colours x

Carissa said...

So pretty and elegant. Hugs, Carissa

Jess said...

love this, your image is perfect :)

Ang C said...

A stunning card

Sandra said...

This is stunning love the stamp image :) Sandra H

Hazel said...

This is indeed stunning - such a gorgeous image (one to put on my wish list) x

Mandi said...

Stunning card Helen
Love those dandelions with the music background
Fabulous! as is the blue!
Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Jenni's Jems said...

Absolutely gorgeous x

Katina said...

Gorgeous card. Love how you've made the background. x

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

Chrissie said...

This is fabulous Helen, it's just the sort of technique I love to do. I've also got this stamp which I had forgotten about, I must get it out.
Thanks for the reminder.
A super, super card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Helen and I love the colours and your stamps.
Thanks for sharing this with the Stamp Man for our 'Anything T!m' challenge.
Have a great day.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kaz said...

Brilliant card Helen, fab inking & choice of stamps!
Hugs
Kaz xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Very impressive indeed ! Love all the techniques here and the result ismperfect, great colour too !

Marie

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Uma said...

very fancy, great work with the ink

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card Helen! So elegant!!

Thank you so much for my nice birthday card! I really appreciate it. It is on display in the living room!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Helen.
luv
Debby

skylife said...

Really clean and simple card! Love the paper!
Thanks for joining us at DDSC

Sarah said...

A lovely card, I have wanted that agapanthus stamp for a long time!

GinaA said...

Goergeous stamping, heavenly colours, brill card.

Pauline C said...

Wow love this helen - I really love this stamp (I have the old wood mounted version) .. and am thinnking of pulliing it out this week as on my hol the defining feature of Jersey seemed to be huge blue agapanthus everywhere! Really love the look you have acheived witht his and the background stamp - fab! Also think i need some chipped sapphite istress ink lol!
pauline x

Aileen said...

Beautiful background and perfectly tied bow. x

Viv said...

So pretty, love that colour too :O) Viv xx

Sasha said...

Fabulous stamping, Helen. I love how the image looks as if the light is shining on it. Perfect LIM card!

WeirdCat said...

Wonderful CAS card, I like the way you have coloured the image, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
Ruth x

Karuna said...

Its very impressive!! loved the final outcome! Will surely give it a shop too :)

kingstonmama said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the blues and your stamping.

lilybygilly said...

Great focal image - and the ribbon sets it off so well. Gill x