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Saturday, 12 September 2015

today do whatever makes you happy.....

Hello there. It's a break from kraft card today but I promise you there is more to come :).


This card is all worked on the front of the base card. Although it looks like I have matted and layered, it is all done with masking.
So I started by masking an area on an A6 card with a post it note. I then inked the background with distress inks (abandoned coral, mermaid lagoon, twisted citron and fossilized amber) using brushes.
I then stamped the 2 opposing corners with a corner stamp and black archival ink.


Then I removed the post it note and stamped the sentiment in the centre. I really love this sentiment and for me crafting makes me happy so I was doing just that.
I then stamped the butterfly and the blossoms again in black archival ink. I then coloured the butterfly with the same colours of background and then went over it with the clear wink of stella pen to add a bit of subtle bling.
Finally I went around central panel with a black micron pen.

All the stamps are by Sheena Douglass and they were a freebie in a magazine.

And voila! I hope this time i will not have problems with the challenges...... Theresa xx


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Less is more challenge - one layer card: wishing
Word art Wednesday - anything goes
Creative knockouts challenge - CAS a day for daisies




19 comments:

  1. This is lovely Theresa and I love the way you have outlined the central panel with the micron pen which really makes it stand out. I have that set of stamps, in fact I used that same butterfly on a card I made yesterday, not on my blog yet though. x

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  2. Lovely, great combination of colours used xx

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  3. Wow- what a wonderfully simple card. Such attention to detail. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Creative Knockouts.
    Amy-DT

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous Theresa. I love this technique and you've nailed it! Xx

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  5. The subtle blending you've achieved with your brushes is lovely, great colour choices too. A really effective layout.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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    1. thanks Anita. so happy there were no blips this time xx

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  6. Simply gorgeous masking and ink blending Theresa. Love your colour choice and perfect sentiment.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  7. Hi Theresa, Nice work with your blending and masking! Such a pretty card I am sure Someone will love receiving this pretty affirmation!! Thank you for joining us on Word Art Wednesday's 200 Celebration Challenge! Ginny M DT WAW

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  8. What a beautiful card! I love the colors and the blending! I also love the scroll on the corners, gives it the perfect elegant touch! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
    http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com (my personal blog)

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  9. Hi Theresa there seems to be a hiccup with your latest post as it is has been on my feed since last night but when I click it says it does 't exist and home takes you back to the previous post. Thought you might like to know. x

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  10. What a sweet card ,,, this is really lovely!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  11. What super masking, lovely card!
    Thank you for joining us
    Anne
    Less is More

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