'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

We’re having a Take Ten (make a card in ten minutes) challenge on KCUK and these were my two entries, both very simple and both made with the same stamp.

The first one is in one of my favourite colour combinations which just happen to be in a Brilliance tricolour inkpad, so we get that lovely pearlescent sheen, too.


This one is used in reverse – stamped in Versamark, then clear embossed and sponged afterwards, giving a much more subtle effect.  I also used a very different colour scheme (rust and sky blue) and added a few blue ‘jewels’ to the flowers, for interest.


This one’s for one of my oldest friends, who is very special to me. We were working out how long we’ve known each other last week and it’s 40 years!  Wow, that makes me feel so old!!! 

The scanned colours aren’t perfectly true – there are lilacs, peaches and oranges in there, along with the yellows. It’s much nicer ‘in the flesh’, though I say it myself ;-)  I was aiming for the faux airbrush effect you get from using a texture sponge.

wend he's made everything

The theme at Crafty Cardmakers this week is Blooming Images, so I’ll enter the top two into that and will have more to enter in the next day or so.

Have a great week!


15 very kind comments from lovely people:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Three wonderful cards. Cannot decide which I like best.

Helen said...

Beautiful cards, they look as if they took much longer!

Carol Q said...

lovely Cath. don't the top 2 cards look different. I really like the colour scheme for the red/blue one. The bull rushes look very effective against your faux airbrush background.

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Beautiful cards Cath. Can't believe these only took ten minutes. You are one remarkable stamper. I could never produce anything so polished in such a short time. Love the resist techniques you used. Pxx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Fantastisch Cath. All of them but the last one is my fav. Wonderful work.
lovely greet

Marie said...

A very lovely collection of cards. They do look brilliant, especially the first one. Thank you so much for joining my blooming challenge over at the Craft Card Makers this time.
Love n hugs

Papercraft By Carole said...

Love the two different effects you have achieved from the one stamp. They are both equally beautiful. Thanks so much for joning us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

Sally H said...

All beautiful Cath! I do like the subtle effect of the clear embossing and the colours applied over the top. The last one has to be my favourite though. Just stunning

Anke said...
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Anke said...

Wonderful cards Cath, so lovely. I love the colours and the flowers from the second one and I think the last one is my favourite.


froebelsternchen Susi said...

beautiful cards Cath --- each one is beautiufl -I like the softness and artsy look!

Ephemera said...

Fabulous cards, look like they took so much longer. Takes me longer than 10 mins to decide what stamp to use let alone making a card! XX

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful and lovely cards Cath.
Love them all.
Greetings Janny

Karin said...

gorgeous cards, can't believe you made these in 10 minutes each! Have a great weekend!

Sharon said...

Lovely cards, can't decide which one I like the best! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x