Monday, 14 November 2011

Had a lovely hour yesterday, playing with the same colours of DI I’d used on my LIM leaves card, but this time on Glossy card and with stipple brushes.  It’s a long time since these little friends of mine have been out of their basket. I used to use them all the time to add colour because I found it easier to place colour exactly where I wanted to AND because it’s good for you.  There’s something about thumping a brush on that card – very therapeutic.

It has to be said that I’m not over happy with this one because I added micro beads in Sepia Accents but it’s given a bit too much dimension to the sunflower heart.  Might just have to add more to the petals… will think about that one.

sunflower collage stamp
I love this stamp – it’s humongous and is great for selective stamping – using just the bits you want at the time.  It’s a simple one stamp affair, with a few postmarks stamped on but I did enjoy getting inky.

This one’s just a matted up version of one of my LIM one layer leaf cards. I liked the colour (Aged Mahogany) and the design, but thought it a bit too stark to stay on its own.

your special day
Browsing through this week’s LIMette entries has given me lots of ideas.  It’s amazing what you can learn from looking at other people’s LIM design ideas.  Some people have a real knack for making a simple card stunning.  LIM is a great challenge, so if you get chance, please do join in – the beauty of it is it doesn’t take long at all, although some of the designs aren’t quite as simple as they appear to be. There are some incredibly talented peeps in blogland!

32 very much appreciated comments:

Paul Browning said...

Two very beautiful & very different cards. I adore your colourful sunflower project. Very vibrant. I know what you mean about being inspired by others' take on a challenge. And you're right, LIM isn't always as easy or as quick as it looks lol. I've made cards which took an hour and look like I spent 5 minutes on it. Pxx

Helen said...

Fanatastic sunflower - love that stamp, it is fabulous - I want one, lol!!

Chris said...

Love the colours on your sunflower card, Cath. Fab image. The leaf card is beautiful too. So elegant. I think I'll have to pop over and check out the LIM cards - I need some inspiration.

Von said...

Sure is a lovely and versatile samp Cath :) I've not tried adding inks with a stencil brush looks good :)
Von xxx

Zoechaos said...

Love your sleeping sunflower girl. The colours are glorious against the dark (?black) you inked the stamp with. Could happily send ages just looking at this one in fact I might. XOXO Zoe

Sandy said...

OMG these are stunning.
So amazing collage card. Love the stamps. Awesome work.

Gio said...

I love your card! The design and composition i so stunning, along with the colours you used!

Ellie said...

that card with the sunflower is just too gorgeous!
LOVE the stamp too, from which stamp company is it?

Ann B said...

You have some beautiful stamps Cath but that sunflower collage is one of my favourites and it is stamped and coloured perfectly - as usual.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Cath
Sorry I haven't stopped by for some time.
Anyway your first card has resulted in my jaw hitting the floor. Stunning stamping.
Wishes
Lynne

Georgie Horn said...

I love this sunflower! Including the micro beads(I love microbeads)
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Di said...

Super card Cath - I think it's absolutely perfect! Di xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the large flower stamp xx

sam21ski said...

Wow Cath, love that first card, lovely deep colours

Sam xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful sunflower card, great image and great coloring. Also your LIM card looks beautiful.

Martina2801 said...

Exquisitely crafted, Cath ! So beautiful.

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card! Fabulous stamp and the colours are scrumptious! (sp) Your LIM is simply perfect! I'm not good with white; backgrounds especially! I tend to get my inky hands all over it! Awesome Cath!

Debbie
^..^

Sally H said...

Love them both. The colours on the first one are so beautiful! Hoping to get chance to have a bit of a browse round the LIMettes blogs one evening soon

Michelle said...

Hi Cath
Just read your comments on my Journaling Blog and thrilled that you've become a follower! Had a nosey round here and been bowled over by the Quality of your work - Everything looks so beautiful!
Looking forward to seeing more
Gentle thoughts
x Michelle

Petra Tillmann said...

Beautiful cards, Cath! Especially the one with the sunflower. Great colours!

Marjie Kemper said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the color application and your beautiful stamp.

Janine said...

what a great card, the stamps are really beautifull, I love your lay-out. and those colors. Very, very nice. have a great week. janine

Sue said...

Wow Cath, you sunflower card is out of this world!! The colours are gorgeous and I love how you have blended them. Your LIM card is fab too, I love the idea of these but all the white space frightens me lol x

Marilyn Rock said...

I adore what you did with the sunflower stamp - gorgeous!

Anke said...

Two very beautiful and different cards Cath, I love you sunflower.

Hugs
Anke

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful card! Love the color on your sunflower card!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Cath, Wonderful cards today, I love the deeply multicoloured sunflower card and the LIM card is equally delightful, clever you, Gay xxx

Jack said...

Two fabulous cards. That large stamp (first card) reminds me of a Dorothea Tanning painting. xx

herminesplace said...

Love both cards

Lorraine said...

lovely autumn muted colours on these pieces..thanks for your comment on my paintings

Ephemera said...

WOW how beautiful is that gorgeous sunflower card. You have inspired me to start using some different stamps and I ashamed to say I don't own any decent botannical stamps, wiil have to rectify that. XX

Gez said...

Ooooh, two more stunners! I love your sunflower. Think I must check out these little brushes you talk about, they sound like just what I need right now!

Take care.xx