Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Just Because

This card is a combination of three challenges, which must be a record for me! CAS-ual Fridays teamed up with Clean and Simple stamping this week to offer the sketch seen below. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use sponging to create the panel, and lucky for me my favorite challenge blog, Less is More, asked us to use ink on a one-layer card this week.

I have used masking and sponging on a number of cards in the past, but I tend to sponge one color or a couple of really closely related colors. This time I decided to go for a sunset look and move from one color to the next across the masked area. I started with yellows, moved to oranges, then red, and finally a purple-red at the top.

I stamped a Stampendous flower image a couple of times on my panel, added a few rhinestones that I colored black with a Sharpie, and added a PTI sentiment. I hope to be back with another Less is More card in the next day or so, as I have been experimenting with the ink on acrylic block technique that Susan posted about last week. Thanks so much for visiting!

Paper: PTI
Stamps: Stampendous, PTI sentiment
Ink: Color Box, Brilliance Graphite Black


mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous background, beautiful shading and great stamping, love the image too, Gay x

Jenni's Jems said...

Lovely background and image x

Diane said...

Very pretty blend of colors!!

Chrissie said...

Oooh Yum!
This is superb!
Love the colours, love the images, love the card!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colour of the inked panel and the stamped flowers are perfectly positioned. Fab! x

Jenny said...

Gorgeous colours in your sunset Anne and I love the silhouette grasses too. Lots of crafters have been trying the acrylic block technique...Susan must have had an idea what was coming up on LIM!!!
Jenny x

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card, love the inked panel the colours are gorgeous
Beryl x

Carla said...

great background

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my. This is gorgeous, peaceful and a beautiful take on the challenge! Very inspiring!

Sally H said...

So beautiful! Love the colours and that stamp is perfect!

Rosemary said...

wow... what a beautiful card!!

Mandi said...

Beautiful colours, my favourite!
Super card, love it!

Thanks so much
diva LIM
"Less is More"

Judy1223 said...

Oh, this is so pretty! LOVE it!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous one -layer card! Love it! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Whoa! This is stunning! Love that you masked it and made it a one layer card. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kathyk said...

I still love that stamp and your background and choice of colours are simply splendid


Jess said...

This is beautiful! I love the graduation of colours you've used and the dandelions are perfectly placed!

Aileen said...

Lovely masked panel, beautiful colours with some fab sponging. x

Laura Davis said...

Lovely work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!