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

Monday, 22 April 2019

I found this in my photo file, made a while ago, but never posted because at the time, I decided I just didn't like it... looking again, I think I like it a little more now  😉 Using Watercolour paper and some Distress Oxides, I applied lines of lots of blue inks and brushed them out with water, leaving me with this semi stripey background. I just stamped the dandelions in deeper blue, for a shadow effect, then stamped and embossed the white  dandelions over it - quite simple.

This is for  Day of the Month Card Club, Dandelion Day.

For my birthday, a very dear friend sent me a wonderful Lavinia card, which I loved. This is a shamelessly 'cased' copy - though it isn't an exact copy. I didn't have all the stamps she used, and I think she used a mixture of Distress and Distress Oxide inks, whereas I used all Distress Oxides. It isn't as dramatic as the one I received, but I'm quite pleased with it 😊

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15 very kind comments from lovely people:

Neet said...

Your 'case' card is very nice but the dandelion one blew me away. I just love the play on 'blue' you have used. The background is lovely and quite subtle, great idea, might have to try that out, but I think it is the stamped twice dandelions that do it for me. The effect of the darker stamping and then the white embossing is beautiful.
Thanks for a lovely couple of cards Cath.
Hugs, Neet xx

brenda said...

Two pretty yet so very different creations Cath. Hope you've had a good Easter.

B x

froebelsternchen said...

I love the dandelion card !
The fairy card is gorgeous as well dear Cath! Happy new week!
Susi xxx

My name is Erika. said...

Isn't funny how time can change our perspectives on our art? It happens to me all the time. I think these cards are great. The dandelion one is very photogenic. Sometimes art photographs well and sometimes it doesn't, and that can change (for me at least) how I feel about it. Happy new week cath. Hugs-Erika

papierelle said...

Beautiful background, beautiful card. I particularly love the shadow effect of the dandelions.
Thank you for showing this card in our current Challenge of DotMCC.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore the stripes you created in that card, Cath. It is genuinely beautiful and SO unique. I'm glad you shared it.

The other card is lovely, too. It feels rich and warm, with a bit of whimsy and magic.

Meggymay said...

Your dandelion card looks beautiful Cath, the blues of the background look lovely. I have enjoyed reading the post I missed and your lovely cards.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such beautiful cards! The blues with the white embossing looks amazing and I love your magical fairy scene too - perfect 😁. I hope you had a lovely Easter and wishing you a wonderful week! J 😊 x

Linda Kunsman said...

these are both such beautiful cards! I love the sweet dandelion stamp and how you did the shadowing of it too. The Lavinia stamps card is just magical.
and a happy birthday too!

Sue said...

Such beautiful cards Cath, white embossing always does it for me, and although I'm not usually a lover of fairies Lavinia stamps are always gorgeous aren't they. Have a lovely crafty week, Sue x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just stopped by to let you know I now have regained control of my original blog and have even posted on it.


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What's not to like here? Those dandelions are so pretty. especially with the double stamping. Gives it so much depth. Thank you for playing along in our current Challenge DOTMCC. Your second card is a real beauty as well!

Caty said...

Wooww Cath !! I love love those Wonderful cards !! The dandelions are gorgeous over this lovely blue background !! And your fairies card is simply Amazing !! Love these stamps and the so beautiful background you have created.
I wish you a very nice afternoon,
Big hugs, Caty

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards but my outright favourite is the dandelion card -fabulous background and great double stamping for the shadow effect.
Carol x

Rosmarie said...

Well, I think your card has something dramatic! - Because of the dark shadows you got by double stamping!! ....whatever it may be, these dandelions are beautiful!
Thank you so much for playing with us at DotMCC!
Rosi x