Monday, 7 November 2011

LIM - red and orange

I had to make a couple of quick birthday cards and so what better than to go for CAS cards, however, there was a fair bit of time and inkiness to get carried away with before I managed to get them finished!
Here is the first:
I used cut and dry to cover a piece of watercolour paper in Distress inks (Fired Brick, spiced marmalade, Dried marigold and Wild Honey), spraying it with iridescent gold glimmer mist. Once it was dry, I used the Hobby art Stamp set 'Anna's collection - Just for You' in the same colours. I added a couple of gold embossed flower heads before cutting the panel into three equal parts. The sentiment is a very old one from Stamporium (no longer available). I am entering this one into the LIM challenge where the colour theme is red and orange this week, and Clean and Simple Sunday where the theme is Flowers.
I enjoyed this one so much I decided to do a very similar one with different colours and different stamps.
For this one I used Adirondack inks in Bottle, stream and purple twilight with the Wild Meadow stamps from Elusive images/ Chocolate Baroque. I will do my best to visit some of the lovely LIMettes during the week. Thanks for looking and for leaving lovely comments x

25 comments:

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

what a lovely cards you've made, specially the blue one!

Valerie said...

Beautiful card layout Sally love the blue one!
Val x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

These are stunning Sally. I adore the blues.
Hugs, Clare x

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous, Sally. These will be so rich looking in real life, with that gold. Beautiful work and looks like fun x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow these are gorgeous Sally .. i love the colours in both
Lisa x

Chrissie said...

Great cards Sally, I love triptych designs.
The colours look so rich!
Thanks so much!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Suzilou said...

Really like this layout and love the gold embossing, works so well :)

Jules said...

Oh Sal .. these are gorgeous.

Love what you have done here .. .. the colours on the second one are just stunning!!!

Beautiful!

Love Jules xx

Aileen said...

Two super cards, love the different colour combos and the design. x

Zoechaos said...

Stunning work Sally these are wonderful, and the two are so different love them. XOXO Zoe

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the colours on the first one.
Nikki x

Anonymous said...

Wow, Sally!! These are stunning. Love the colours, especially on the second one.
xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

OMG both are just delicious especially love the first but mainly because of the colour. Superb inking and embossing and just adore the card design.

Marie

Victoria said...

I love how the gold embossing complements the colour scheme in both cards. Gorgeous!

Mynnette said...

Oh, wow! These are beautiful!!! :)

Bonnie said...

Both of these are beautiful!!

Kathyk said...

Two very different and very special cards

Kathyk

Helen in the UK said...

LOVE how the two cards are so similar but look so different! Thanks for sharing :)

lisa said...

I love love love these, Sally. And for once I haven't gone straight for the blue one!!! They are both just gorgeous.
Hugs Lisax

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous cards - colour combos on both are just lovely. x

craftimamma said...

These are both gorgeous Sally and I couldn't choose a favourite colour theme. The triptych design works beautifully.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Linby said...

These are just gorgeous Sally, I like how you split the image into three.
Lynn x

Hello From Texas said...

Both cards are wonderful Sally. I love your backgrounds; they look fabulous. I think my favorite is the blue and lavender; but I'm partial to the color blue so thats probably why. :)

TFS
Carole

Lynne K said...

Wow! Love them both! xx

Fliss said...

Managed to miss these somehow Sally and they're really stunning. Love the stamping and colours on both which are simply gorgeous.
Fliss xx