Saturday, 29 October 2011

LESS is MORE this week has the theme of Stars.
I knew I had the perfect words (Stamp Camp, I think) but couldn’t work out how to use them, so I masked off an area of white card and sprayed it with subtle colours of Glimmer Mist – Sea Grass and Peony (I think), then blotted it with my paper towel roll, which just happened to have some ochre ink on from a previous project (messy). I liked it. 
I stamped the lovely blotchy stars but – despite NOT being a glitter lover - wanted a bit of glitter, so I embossed with Holographic EP and added a silver star brad.

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One of the annoying things about Holographic EP is that it clings to places you don’t want it to cling to, but in this case, it worked out beautifully, adding random touches of sparkling glimmer to the outside border. Of course the scan didn’t pick that up, so I had to photograph it, in an attempt to show what I mean.
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Stamping was done with Versafine Blue – can’t remember the exact name but it’s a lovely royal blue.

36 very much appreciated comments:

Carol Q said...

ooh gorgeous Cath. love those stars

Loli said...

Hola Kath, fantastic concept for your card. i love the sentiment and your stars are really beautiful, Well done Kath.
A hug from Palma

Lottie said...

Fabulous Kath - what a brilliant idea with the quote - it's gorgeous and very original

Sandy said...

Really really beautiful Cath.
Love the stars.

Chris said...

Beautiful holographic shimmer, Cath. Love the words and splotchy stars.

Have a lovely weekend.

TAM said...

Great card - love the sentiment

Chrissie said...

I always prefer photos to scans, the results are always more vibrant... you can always enhance them in a free program like Picasa. It's great to see the glitter... I do love a bit of twinkle!
Super card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Di said...

Yikes! This is really stunning Cath - love the holographic EP and the sentiment is perfect. Di xx

hazel said...

I love your card Cath, it's wonderful.
xxx Hazel.

Paul Browning said...

What's going on in the world - I'm getting more arty farty & you're becoming designer CAS lol. It's all gone topsy turvy haha. Good thing too, as you have created a beautiful card. The EP is a wonderful creative effect. And I love the sentiment, I can see why you bought that stamp. It shows just what a versatile stamp artist you are. :) Pxx

Lizy said...

This is really gorgeous Cath!
Lizy x

cockney blonde said...

Really pretty Cath, x

Ann B said...

Twinkle, twinkle....but I prefer your quote stamp.
Beautiful simple card Cath

Helen said...

Love your card - what a wonderful star stamp you have! The sparkle is fab.

Netty said...

Terrific star sparkly card Cath. x

Debgem said...

Love this sentiment, the funky stars and the shimmer from the glitter (which we can see beautifully in the photo) is lovely!

Carol said...

Great card, love the sentiment and the glittery stars. Carol x

Sally H said...

totally gorgeous card, Cath, and just the right amount of sparkle. I LOVE that quote!

Jack said...

Fab card. And we all need a bit of glitter now and then, lol. xx

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the quote too and the background and stars are wonderful.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Cath
Thank you so much for the congratulations. I am still buzzing as I cannot believe I've made it into Somerset Studio for the second time this year alone.
I like the way you stamped the text down the centre of the card. This card's composition is so striking.
Trying to catch up with friends' art as I've been unable to get as much done lately.
Hope a lovely Sunday.
Wishes
Lynne

Rosemary said...

beautiful card!!

Anne said...

Stunning stars and what a wonderful sentiment
Anne
x

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card, love the sentiment
Beryl x

Lynne said...

Super card.
Lynne xxx

Jenni's Jems said...

Gorgeous card x

Lisa A. said...

How pretty...especially love the sentiment!!

Anne C. said...

I love the stars and hand cards, Cath. The 'Hope' sentiment is beautiful, and the inspiration is very thought provoking. You are such a busy lady! Soups and pies and mulled fruits, sounds fab for this time of year. love from Anne xx

Zoechaos said...

Simply fabulous! love the sentiment, the cool blues oh heck just love it XOXO Zoe

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful LIM card, love the saying.

Janine said...

I see your totaly into crafting ☺ I love this card, so my kind off work. Great!!!

Pauline said...

This is a fabulous card, love the sentiment too.

Karen said...

Great card - love the sentiment and the stars.

Sandy said...

What a fab sentiment, a beautiful card,
Sandy

You can view my card here

Kathryn said...

Love it xx

Sarah said...

love those stars and the sentiment is really wonderful. Well done!