Monday, 8 June 2015

Sunset Meadows

I have an inky card to share today...inspired by the Sunset' prompt for this week's Less is More Challenge. I started by masking off the bottom of a piece of card using a torn piece of card, then stamped and embossed my Blooming Meadows stamp across the centre. The I blended various colours of Distress Ink over the top to create a sunset effect (from the top down - Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Festive Berries). I then inked the edges using 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink, and added a sentiment (from the 'Social Butterfly' set by Penny Black).



Notations of a Crafter said...

Gorgeous card love the colours, thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper

Magic Flying Boots said...

Beautiful! xxx

Magic Flying Boots said...

Beautiful! xxx

Carole Dion said...

Gorgeous inking and lovely card!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A beautiful card Helen :)

Unknown said...

Aww this is so pretty! :-)
Lucy x

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Helen
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

WOW!!! Beautiful card, wonderful colors and embossing. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply awesome Helen, great use of the sunset colours with the white embossed image popping out spectacularly. Great work and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! This is a stunner! I am so impressed at how beautifully you did that ombre effect with such different colors. What a smooth transition and it replicates a sunset so well. I also really like how the flowers are white as a focal point and the "Wonderful" sentiment is so simple, yet so incredible versatile. It says it all and I can imagine this card being used in so many different scenarios. Excellent work on this and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Ankie vd Polder said...

Just gorgeous. Love it. Hugs, Ankie

Jan Clothier said...

Just glorious! Simply beautiful.

Chrissie said...

Beautiful emboss resist Helen, the colours are beautiful!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Beautiful blending and the colours look fantastic with the white embossing.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Anne said...

Helen this is just dreamy, love the blend and the white flowers on your sunset shades!
Thank you very much for joining us.
Less is More

Lena said...

Beautiful and so elegant. Love the warm colours you used. Just perfect in every way :-)
Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
♥ Lena – DT
Lena’s Creations

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful card, Helen. This Hero Arts meadows stamp is one of my favourite too. You have done beautiful heat embossing with that and inking with distress ink is just fab. Lovely summer scene.
Thanks so much for joining us at Artistic stamper this month.