Friday, 24 June 2011

Which way is Up?

This is what I debated before I added the sentiment.  The original plan was to have it standing up portrait syle but it just didn't look right so I turned it on its side before finally deciding about the sentiment.  The inspiration for this card came from Simplicity's OLW59 challenge where we were to use this photo as a starting point.


I used my Big Shot and a  Nestabilities circle die to cut 3 circles to act as a mask. I stamped flowers on to a post-it note, cut them out and used them to cover the stamped flowers.  This enabled a light backround to be created with a sponge dauber and green ink. While these were still in place, I stamped the leaves and the dragonfly.   I removed the masks and, because I felt that they needed sometning more, I gave the flowers centres with a Sakura gel pen. Then came the decision about the orientation of the card.
Now, I have a confession - my yellow inkpad was completely dry so, after some thought, I used a Promarker - applying it to the stamp before stamping.  I was a little worried about the effect that it would have, so I immediately cleaned the stamp.  A couple of hours later and it looks as if it is still intact. Phew!
Note to self: Buy a yellow inkpad tomorrow and use it some more.

Saturday: I just couldn't move on until I made the vertical card that I had orginally thought of.......... so here it is.




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I made another mask and positioned the circles closer together. Pleased with this so now I can move on!

6 comments:

Susan said...

Wow! You put so much work into this card! All that cutting and masking! I must say, the final result was definitely worth all your efforts! Beautiful!
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Debgem said...

This is gorgeous - so much work, but it was so worth it! I really like the dragonflies in each picture.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there, Love this a great interpretation of the simplicity challenge. Lots of fiddly cutting but it paid off with a great result, love it, Gay xxx
p.s the Less is more challenge has a sketch this week on similar lines, you might enjoy, Gay xx

Vicky Hayes said...

How beautiful this is! I like the widthwise orientation best. Vx

GinaA said...

My favourite it the upright (friend) the flowers look like they are growing.

Jenny said...

Beautiful card, love the pretty floral circles. Lucky with the yellow promarker, I'm sure it will be ok if you cleaned it straight away :)
Jenny x

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