Monday, 10 February 2014

I Love Stamps



It's stating the obvious, but I Love Stamps.  And stamping.  And one layer cards.  And challenges.  So when Simon Says Monday Challenge came up with "We Love Stamps" for this week's theme, I'm straight in there!


I've used the colour scheme from City Crafter of black/grey/white with a splash - red for me.


It's a one layer challenge at Less is More:
At the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, it's all about making a valentine or other card for someone special:


And on the Penny Black blog, the Website Wonder challenge is to use anything from the new Happy Everything release.


I've used the Bashful die, but I've used it as a stencil, so I hope that counts!  I sponged Black Soot and Barn Door through the stencil for the main image, then repositioned it and sponged lightly, getting a light grey colour with just a hint of the red around the flower.  Unfortunately I also managed to get some red on the underside of the masking tape which transferred onto the card as I repositioned the stencil.  So I just repeatedly stuck the masking tape down on the card, transferring more red smudges.  I added the sentiment in black, but decided it needed a bit more black, so I used the edge of an old credit card to stamp some random black lines on the card.

I'm getting way behind with blog visits, so I'm hoping to catch up with everyone tonight or tomorrow!

Die - Penny Black Bashful
Sentiment  Penny Black Salutations

ETA:  I forgot about the obvious one - One Layer Simplicity Challenge - Can You Repeat That?


23 comments:

  1. HEY! Don't forget OLS repeat! Love the bold red on this and the fun font!

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  2. Gorgeous one layer card !!

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  3. Okay, this may take a minute... First, I was on the Penny Black blog and in a small corner marked "gallery" I saw a very small picture that really piqued my interest. I clicked on the picture (I could tell it was a striking flower card) and it took me to Flicker. I find that site very difficult to figure out and although it showed a wonderful picture of the card, I wanted more info. Anyway, after a while I figured out how to get to you and HOORAY, I'm here! I LOVE THIS CARD SO SO MUCH! Simple, but very dramatic. Elegant, but cozy. Quie,t but makes a very loud statement. Then I looked at the last few posts and wow, I am so glad I was able to figure out how to get to your blog. You are now bookmarked and each evening when I sit down to go to my favorites, I'll be able to enjoy your work as well. Thanks!

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  4. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who plays in so many challenges and lays them out this way, Shirley! Your OLC is everything a lovely and CAS OLC should be! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. What a great way to incorporate your card into so many challenges! I love how you stamped your flowers...the soft, dreamy blooms are fab with the bright pink one! I love the itty bitty dragonflies, too...so clever! Lovely OLC card, Shirley!

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  6. You know Shirley, I was thinking the other day that you have developed your own 'style' - I think I would recognise your cards now, without being told! I love this very, very much! You have created so much depth - wonderful!

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  7. This looks great Shirley, although it looks as though you've gone one over our limit of challenges which may be combined!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  8. beautiful card, i like the background

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  9. This is so beautiful!! I love the effect of your sponging ... so delicate ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  10. This is my favourite card this week on the Less is More website. You've used some lovely features on yur card.

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  11. Stunning one layer! It has so much going on and yet it has a CAS look. WOW. :)

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  12. Oooh, another stunner, Shirley ... this is so gorgeous! Beautiful blooms ... and who else would've thought of using masking tape and a credit card to create such a fabulous effect? Awesome! Anita :)

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  13. So striking but not at all overwhelming. I especially like the background texture.
    Heather T

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  14. Beautiful card and what a happy accident it was that gave you the idea to repeatedly make those "camouflage" marks - brilliant!

    Kathyk

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  15. Stunning card Shirley, I was going to ask were you got the DP from but you made those distressed patterns!!!… brilliant :0)

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  16. Simplicity and beauty brought together !! U do a great job in this :)

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  17. Wow, this is just stunning Shirley!
    How beautifully the red flower comes out of the card....
    Rosi x

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  18. Fabulous card! The stamping is perfect, and I love the two tiny dragonflies. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  19. Sweet and elegant design! Love the striking flowers. Thanks for joining us this week and playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  20. Fabulous, beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  21. Congrats for being showcased in One Layer Simplicity! Have a fun weekend! xxx

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