Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Just like buses, nothing for ages then suddenly you get a few posts, lol.  I finished these over the last few days but haven’t had chance to photograph them, partly due to lack of light!
The first one is for the One Layer Wednesday challenge, which is to use nothing but a Greetings stamp on two cards, using different colours or placement. Just sneaking in by the skin of my teeth on this one, even though I had hoped to take part earlier in the week!
My first one is embossed in glitter gold EP on champagne pearlescent card.
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The second one obviously uses the same stamp, but this time it’s embossed with Pearl Gold EP on a cream 6x4 card. Hard to photograph in this grey light.

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I confess that I find these a bit too stark and will emboss lines above and below before I use them, perhaps even layering them onto other card bases – we’ll see.
My second challenge is for Less is More, which this week is to use green.  The KCUK challenge this month is to make a Christmas card in white and one other colour, so this is also for that challenge. You can’t really see it but the lines above and below the trees (Hero Arts) are dry embossed to add interest and the stripes of green card are just above.  I originally cut these thinner but had to do it again and cut them a bit thick – shame, really cos they looked better.
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The last one is another card for the white and one colour challenge.  I’ve got a bit of a green thing going on at the moment, for some reason. Most of these are Stampington stamps but the swirl that I stamped on the border (in Ranger Pearl Acrylic) is Inkadinkado and the postmarks are Simple Expressions stamps.
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Looks as if the corner was caught a bit there – oops!
I have some blog candy to offer but won’t post it with these, in case I lose track – I’ll be back with that and tomorrow I’ll be posting my first Visiting Artist Challenge project, although I’m working, so it will be later in the day.
Thanks for looking.  Cath x

19 very much appreciated comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

beautiful!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Cath all these are wonderful. Specially I love the green one. marbelous.
Lovely greet
Marja

herminesplace said...

They all look very stylish

Mandi said...

Super LIM card, love the funky trees
thank you very much
manid LIM

Wax Beach Artist said...

I really like your cards, very pretty! I especially like the last one with the tree.

JoZart said...

I especially love the last one but the others are so elegant in their simplicity.
Love Jo x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

3 beautiful cards, the last one is my personal favorite.

Chrissie said...

Great cards, I love them all!
Thanks so much for joining us.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Janine said...

I love all cards but the last on, is my favorite. Have a great week.

sam21ski said...

Great set, but the bottom one is my fave - well it is green!!!

Sam xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Cath, These OLW cards are a bit of a challenge but you nailed it, what a great sentiment. You don't need anything else:0) Two more cards, green and trees, love both but the bottom one is just wonderful and my favourite, great stamping, Gay xxx

Netty said...

All terrific cards with fab designs. x

Sandy said...

Oh wow you´ve made so wonderful cards Cath.
Elegant and gorgeous. Love your work.

Paul Browning said...

Hmmm. Not sure if my last comment got through. The short of it was that I love how easily you slip from one creative style into another. And that I adore the elegance of the gold sentiment on white card. Gorgeous! Px

Susan Raihala said...

Love all your cards! The ones for the OLW, though, are my favorites...that stamp is gorgeous and certainly can stand alone (although of course you are allowed to feel differently, LOL!!!)

Thanks for playing the challenge!

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards, the final is my favourite, beautiful colour and images Karen x

Kathyk said...

Such a fab selection that I couldn't possibly decide on my fave - gr8 work

Kathyk

Vicky Hayes said...

What a brilliant array of cards Cath! I love them all but (and this is quite a surprise to me because I'm more of a CAS girl really!) the last one is my favourite. I really like the layered stamping. Vx

Jack said...

What elegant cards. I think my fav has to be the last one. xx