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Monday, 11 March 2013

One Layer of Spots and Stripes

Good morning ladies, followers new and old and friends who visit the blog occasionally.  The weather here is cold with an icy wind and a tiny bit of sunshine today,  I am warm and snug in my craft room posting one or two  blog challenges, did my crafting yesterday when the weather was, you guessed, wet, dull and cold!!

My third blog of the day is a card for the Simply Less Is More Challenge which is Spots and Stripes and a one layer card.  I was inspired by an article in one of my Craft Stamper Magazines for this card, the digi image fits the style perfectly and I really enjoyed the doodling and using the warm orange/yellow combo which makes the black stand out. The image is from Rick St Denis a digital image seller on Etsy, he has some fantastic digital images.  My altered dictionary (featured in my Alpha Challenge post) was inspired by a fantastic cat digi I found on this site.  Anyway less of the prattle and down to the card.

The digital image and the sentiment were printed directly onto a 15cm square card.  The image was doodled round with a black pen and the center (after masking the image) was coloured with DIs in squeezed lemonade and a little dried marigold,  the stripes on the image were coloured with a black pen and the flower and pompom with a little spiced marmalade DI.  I found a piece of die cut card with holes in and used this as a stencil to add a few circles in spiced marmalade.

I liked how this turned out and have made one or two more for some birthdays coming up soon, just moved each one around a little and personalised with a name so everyone gets a unique card.

Again not wonderful photos, just imagine the white whiter and the yellow/orange warmer! I tried to photograph it again today but the weather is not playing ball.


Taniaj said...

Super image, great card thanks for sharing txx

Linda Simpson said...

This is cool! Love the image, and the colours.

Linda xxx

Claudia Bugl said...

great card, i like it!


Kate M said...

rGeat image, lovely colours, super card.

Janice Ayers said...

I know just what you mean about the weather being awful for taking pictures of our work!
Great image and treatment, feeling innspired to do some doodling :)

Evil Edna said...

that is such a great card.RR

Julia S-W said...

I love the image and how you've used it. Great that you've kept the colour to a minimum too. I'm going to check out that link of yours - I have done very little with digi images but you've sparked my interest! Thanks for that!

Pauline Butcher said...

Love Love Love this quirky card Sylv, the image is fabulous, as is the doodling. Hugs P xxx

Chrissie said...

This looks great's a really cute image and a super card.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sylvia Anderson said...

Brilliant image Sweetie x

Danie May said...

What a fabulous design incorporating spots and stripes all in one layer. Very Cute! xx

Sheila in Cyprus said...

A great card and cute image.

Will check out the site, thanks for sharing the info.

Love Sheila x

Kathyk said...

I saw this technique in C.S. too - you've used it to great effect on this fab card too


Vicky Hayes said...

What a brilliant spots and stripes card Sylv! The coloured background really makes your image pop and I like your doodled frame.

Annie said...

How adorable!!! I had to have him and went and bought him! lol