Friday, 26 April 2013

Seeing Double?


I certainly was by the time I'd finished all the dots!

So, after I'd posted yesterday's card I went looking for which challenge to do next, and there was ColourQ's juicy range of colours, including kraft, which would have been ideal for yesterday's card.  Fine, just make another.


This time, I used the inspiration from Virginia's card over at Muse:


I've used Paper Smooches Reflections and Sentiment Sampler, so in it goes to the Picture Perfect challenge, with the flowers and dots again as the inspiration:



Simon Says that anything goes this week:



And CAS-ual Fridays Birthday Bash for Michele is still open:


I masked a circle then stamped the images overlapping the circle, and left the mask in place while I drew in all the dots, in order to get a crisp edge.  My first attempt is on the reverse of the kraft panel, where I'd used dye inks but they weren't vivid enough, so I turned the piece over and used the reverse side with pigment inks.  The good thing about kraft is that even dye inks don't soak right through, so you can use the reverse.  The bad thing is that the reverse (on my kraft at least) is hairier so even after dusting with a magic bag, there was quite a lot of white embossing powder hanging on around the sentiment.  Nothing that couldn't be fixed with a paintbrush before embossing and an Exacto knife after.  Kraft is more forgiving in that respect.

34 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this! What a great take on Virginia's inspiration card! Lovely!

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  2. This card is beautiful! Yes, all those dots are worth it. :)

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  3. What a fun card, Shirley, I love how you highlighted your colors with white dots! I bet you were seeing dots all day! thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

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  4. Oh! Wow! I Love this folksy take on this week's Muse! Thanks for playing along!

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  5. What a delight to see another folk art creation, Shirley ... love this one as much as the last! Anita :)

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  6. I love these colors on the kraft card stock! Just beautiful!

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  7. Love your kraft paper approach! The dotted white lines are simply gorgeous with your flower stamping! You did a beautiful job! So glad that you join the fun with MUS Challenge this week!

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  8. Beautiful card Shirley. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

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  9. Love the circle of flowers - all the dots have a stunning impact worth the effort!

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  10. Lovely take on the Muse inspiration!

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  11. Such a cool card! I love the colours and the dots!!

    Lucy :-)

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  12. Oooooh pretty! I love this :) Your dots were well worth the effort, well done x

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  13. really love this!! Thanks for sharing it with us at the CQC!!

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  14. Great job with all the challenges! Love the colors ... and the dots are SWEET! Loll xx

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  15. Beautiful card and I love all the white dots - certainly worth all the effort - hugs xx

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  16. Well done Shirley! This is such a fantastic interpretation of Virginia's card - I love how you used the masking but made it CAS and also set it off to the side!

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  17. Brilliant and soooooo gorgeous!
    xx

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  18. This card is an absolute stunner!!!

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  19. What a fabulous design! Love the look of those white dots against the kraft and bold colors.

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  20. When you're on a roll, you roll on to another beautiful CASE befitting more challenges!! Your posts are like writing an instruction manual on how to do it, Shirley!!

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  21. Okay, you are one ca-razy woman! Not one...but two dotted delights! Seriously amazing. I really am in awe of your steady hand Shirley.

    Thanks for the tips on the kraft card stock - I didn't realize that one side was smoother than the other. Also great tip to remove embossing powder shrapnel with an exacto knife!

    Love your clever craftiness :)

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  22. Ooh, I just saw it ... you're a PS Pro with this wondrous delight ... congratulations, my friend ... such splendid news! Anita :)

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  23. Congrats on being selected as PS pro with this card :0)
    Love the colours on the Kraft and all those dots were well worth the time spent on them.
    Jenny x

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  24. Congrats on winning at the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge!!! Love the dots around the stamped images!

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  25. Congrats on your win, Shirley! Those are great colors from ColourQ and a great sketch from Virginia. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  26. So pretty, the dots really look great on the kraft. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

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  27. WHOOO HOOO!!! The dots paid off big time Shirley. A really big congrats for a very, VERY well deserved win over at PS :)

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  28. This is wonderful. Reminds me of the Laura B. version way back when, but taken to a new level. On kraft. And with the white dots. Luverly, Shirley.

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  29. Such a pretty card-- LOVE the dots around the stamped images! FAB design!! Fab take on the inspiration!!!

    Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge-- hope you will join in this week as well!!! It's ANYTHING GOES-- so make whatever you want using PS stamps and dies!!! <3

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  30. This is so beautiful, the colors look lovely on kraft.

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  31. Gorgeous colors on kraft! Congrats on your deserving Picture Perfect win at Paper Smooches!

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  32. Thud. Wowsza. One of my all time favorite cards of 2013.

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