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


  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

  2. Lovely, great combination of colours used xx

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

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

  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

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

  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

  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

  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 (my personal blog)

  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

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

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