Saturday, 9 July 2011

Nothing but Blue Skies

Now you may think that I am talking about the weather outside but I'm afraid that the sky here has been filled with rain clouds on and off for the past few days, so no inspirartion there.

No the blue skies are the ones that I have been trying to incorporate into a card for the OLW 61 challenge hosted by Jennifer Styles.  The theme is Clouds this week.  I don't have a suitable stamp so off I went to Youtube to find out how to paint clouds.

Well two days later, and several discarded attempts at watercolouring with pencils and paints, I went back to have a look at how the other entrants had fared.  KathyB had used a template provided by Bev Rochester. Eureka!  So thank you to Kathy for giving the means to complete this card and for emptying the space in my brain that it has been occupying.
Back to my favourite masking technique. It wasn't allowed in last week's challenge and I was having withdrawal symptoms. I have a WRMK magnetic cutting mat which comes in handy when I need to keep things in situ like this. It came with small magnets that I placed on the mask and card. I wouldn't be without them.  It saves using tape.
So I cut out Bev's template and sponged/blended, with Rubber Stampede Ocean Blue ink and Cut and Dry foam . More sponging/blending with Versamark Fresh Green .....again masking with torn paper for the hills.  The stamps are from Lavinia Stamps- Poppies set , I think.  I used Distress Inks - Stormy Sky ( appropriate!) here and Versafine for the Hero Arts sentiment.


Vicki Dutcher said...

This is a gorgeous one layer card! I just adore the scene inside the circle! Well done!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Your card came out beautiful!!!!! Love how you have it inside the circle.So glad I could help with the clouds, I just loved Bev's template, sure makes it easier when clouds are needed. Have a great weekend.

Suze Bain said...

Wow, those clouds are fab and I love the placement of the large poppy. Fab. xx

Susan said...

Beautiful job on this card! Love everything about it!!

Susie said...

Gorgeous card. Very beautifully designed. Love the extra flower on the side of the mask.

Debgem said...

I really like this - it's like a summer meadow!! I can imagine lying down and watching the clouds float by! Fab!

Carla said...

love your card, great clouds

Jenny said...

I really love the framed sky and the flowers popping into the circle too :)
Jenny x

Pauline said...

What a great card. The clouds are perfect and the circle just finishes it.
Pauline H


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