Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Basic and Quick!

So today whilst Maureen has been visiting we had a wee dabble in copying an idea from this weeks Craft Stamper mag. The article was called 'Sunset Silhouette' and the cards appealed to me, not only because they were quick to do, but also because they required minimum effort but more importantly they used minimum stash!

Using sticky notes to mask gives clear and crips outlines and this was a first for me. I have never used these for masking before but shall definitely be using them again!

I used Wild Honey, Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed distress inks and an Elusive Images stamp and am very happy with the result. I think I will make a batch of these using different coloured distress ink backgrounds and just stamp on an appropriate sentiment as needed. My card is the one minus the sentiment - Maureen's card was done using the same colours and an Oriental flower stamp I've had for years. In my opinion it makes a perfect Sympathy card as even though the colours are bright I think the overall effect is understated.
So - a succesful afternoon!
Crafty Cardmakers - Clean and Simple
Creative Card Crew - Autumn or Fall
Allsorts - Colours of Autumn
Pollycraft - Autumn Colours


Jan said...

Brilliant! xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

I'm loving the look you have produced here.

Might have to have a go myself.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

Hi there

What a really super card. sheer elegance in it's clever simplicity.

Thank you for joining in my colours of Autumn theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Milliesmarvels said...

This is so lovely! I love the Clean and Simple style. Thanks so much for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!

Sherry said...

I'm glad you both had a lovely time Viv - great cards, both of them.

xGemmax said...

Both cards are gorgeous and what a fab idea,thanks for sharing!
hugs and xxx

Jane said...

Beautifully stunning!!!

scotspanda said...

wow these are fabulous, the colours are gorgeous and they look so simple and effective

thanks for joining in with our autumn challenge @ Allsorts this week

Amanda x

MissyG said...

I Love this card saw it on docrafts, great colour and the stamp is wonderful

Bedecked Beads said...

Simple cards often work best and these are simply elegant. Well done Viv (Val aka Flippinpest)

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful samples of clean and simple - love them both. Joanne's project obviously inspired you!

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

My name is CINDY...... said...

Ooh, very effective, love the colour. Haven't got the mag yet!!

Lee said...

a beautiful card so elegant.xx

Shar said...

Very elegant cards! Beautifully done!

craftattack said...

Minimum stash and maximum effects, well done!!