Monday, 19 March 2012

Aqua Sundial

I didn't think I was going to enter this week's Less is More Challenge...masking really isn't my thing...I  usually find it really fiddly cutting out the masks...but thought I'd have a go anyway, and chose an image that wouldn't be too tricky to cut out. I stamped my Penny Black 'Sundial' stamp first, then overstamped my Hero Arts 'Music Background' stamp in 'Pumice Stone' Distress Ink, once I'd masked it off. I used 'Tumbled Glass' Distress Ink and silver and green Cosmmic Shimmer pigments to colour the flower (although the shimmer doesn't show up too well in the photo). I blended a little more of the 'Pumice Stone' ink around the edges, then added some adhesive pearls (from Wild Orchid Crafts) before matting it on to some aqua coloured card.


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24 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautiful. I have also not tried my hand at masking yet, but you have mastered it just so professionally here.
Hugs
Desire

Squirrel x said...

This is just brilliant hun, love the soft aqua tones. Think you should do more of this - you've nailed it with this one. Sxxx

Sue said...

To say you don't do masking, you have made a great job. I love the colour combinations used.

zeelhell said...

It really great printing cards.This cards designs are so pretty and colourful.Silver colour and blue colour combination are so interesting.Flowers designs are so beautiful look.Thanx to share with us.

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Scrapmate said...

Perfect masking card. Lovely colours.

Carissa said...

Pooh, so pretty. I love it.
Hugs, Carissa

Candy C said...

Hello Helen! Beautiful background and beautiful card! Love the touches of bling and the beautiful colored flower as your focal point! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Katy said...

This is very pretty! The masking and background look awesome!

Sue said...

Stopping in from Simon Says Stamp. Your masking is beautiful and I love your color choice.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.


Hugs Riet.xx

sarah's little snippets said...

Great masking Helen :) love the aqua flower and the stamped background is fab! Sarah x

sarah's little snippets said...

Great masking Helen :) love the aqua flower and the stamped background is fab! Sarah x

Mandi said...

So glad you decided to enter, Helen
This looks FAB, love that flower

Thank you very much
madni
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

This is great Helen, but masking doesn't necessarily mean fussy cutting out... simple masked shapes or panels would also qualify! Your card however, is super!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lyndsey Marie said...

Great card, fab flower image and lovely colours.
Lyndsey xx

ellen vargo said...

Hi Helen - great job on your card! Your background turned out gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Ellen :)

Ren-Yi said...

This is truly amazing. Less is truly more in this case! Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Pauline said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

Victoria said...

This is so beautiful. I love the soft blue of the flower.

Helen in the UK said...

What a lovely card.
I'm also a Helen and am fairly new at cardmaking - stamping is my fav technique and I'm learning so much from visiting the LIM participant's blogs! Thank you :)

Samantha said...

you did an awesome job and your masking is brilliant well done you! xxx

Trish Latimer said...

Beautiful colours Helen love the simplicity even though masking is anything but simple!!

Mandy said...

Lovely card Helen.

Ribbon Girl said...

Hi Helen - oh your card is fab - I love it and thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary G x