Monday, 24 June 2013

Flying In!

It has been soooo long since I have been able to actually DO any crafting - but finally the new craft room is almost finished and  I am able to access some of my stash - not all of it yet as I still have some re-arranging etc to do but the shelves and storage spaces are all done and now all that is required is for me to organise where I want everything!

I did however find enough inky stuff and some stamps to make a quick card - and it was good to get some ink on my hands!

This pic may be a bit dark - am still trying to find the best spot in the new room for taking photos!

I masked off a portion of the card and sponged on some Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw.

Then leaving the mask in place stamped the flower heads and double embossed with White embossing powder.

Removed the masking tape and over stamped with a Crushed Olive DI, then simply scored two lines down either side.

The sentiment stamp done in Versafine ink and to finish off I drew a tiny butterfly shape in the top left of the panel with a white gel pen.
It's not a spectacular effort to be honest, but it looks quite pretty!
I was given an order yesterday for 3 children's cards so will need to get my mojo up and running quickly!

Challenges -
CAS on Sunday - One Layer Wonder
Crafting When we Can - Keep it Simple
Opus Gluei - Wings
Penny Black& more - CAS

Am happy to be back in the swing of things and looking forward to catching up with everyone later! Thanks for visiting. x


Mau xx said...

Hi Viv, good to hear you are getting sorted in your new home, Looking forward to seeing some pics :)
Love the card, the panel is so pretty.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Netty said...

Beautifully effective card Viv. Annette x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this card Viv great colour and I love the CAS look
jacqui xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Viv, its a lovely summery colour.
Yvonne x

Sue said...

This is stunning Viv, I love the design and the colours are gorgeous.
Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Viv It must be great planning your craft room from scratch! Your card is lovely, love the CAS style and how you did the masking and inking of the flower head with different colours - very effective! Susan x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the CAS design and the colours,
Kevin xx

Unknown said...

A gorgeous card Viv and lovely you can get back to creating again xx

Robin said...

Very beautiful! I love the way you did this and will be trying this out myself. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can and good luck! Hugs, Robin

brenda said...

Grate use of colour, masking and stamping Viv.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Jackie said...

What a stunning card, so beautiful. Can't wait to see what you come up with once you can access all of your stash :o)
Jackie xx

Carol Willis said...

Well hellooooo! Great to see you back. Love this card Viv.
Caz x

Monika Reeck said...

I love the white embossing on yellow..this is really beautiful scene you have made...awesome card...

I am joining also the CAS on sunday challenge...I would be glad if you could visit my blog and leave some card is number 20 to help you to find me..many thanks before..hugs, Monika from Germany

Mrs A. said...

I really like how you have made this card. The sponged area look lovely . I must really have a go at doing a sponged background to a card. Hugs Mrs a.

coops said...

so beautiful and classy viv.the yellow is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Hi Viv, hope you are settling into your new home...this card is a reflection how comfy you must feel. It's a fantastic card and love the embossing and colours.xx



Rosemary said...

What a stunning card! You have lost some of your mojo? I find that hard to believe with this classically gorgeous CAS card! The delightful yellow really makes your wildflowers POP! I love the technique for masking and embossing the flowers as you stamped them. GORGEOUS. Also, that butterfly is wonderful - I thought it was a stamp.

Thank you for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI, and letting your creativity take WINGS. (Sorry, I do love a pun)

Please come back and check out our future challenges, would love to see what you make of them!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, this is stunning!!! love the stamping of that wonderful wild flower!

Viv said...

Such a gorgeous card Viv, loving the yellow. Not a colour I use a lot but just made an orange and yellow one. Love the bright colour and that fabulous stamp too( think I have it), you have inspired me to use it again :) Viv xx

Zw@@n said...

GREAT card, Viv. I love the bright yellow and the stamp you used. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

Shea said...

Oh I LOVE this technique of masking, embossing, then over stamping. It's gorgeous and makes me want to run to my craft room and just DO it! Thanks for the lovely example of CAS with texture! This is getting Pinned for inspiration!