Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Two very different colour challenges

Hi there!
The long weekend was great! I got to finish preparations for work, have half a day in the garden, see some friends and make three cards and two cakes too! I wanted to join in with Less is more where the challenge was to use yellow. I had been meaning to try the sun rays technique that I saw used by Glenda Waterworth some time ago and came up with this:
 I used squeezed lemonade and wild honey distress inks with my ink dusters and some masking to make the rays. The main image is a Chocolate Baroque stamp and the sentiment and border are from my new Waltzing Mouse stamps. I used a Wild Honey distress marker to do the faux stitching and a die from Go Kreate.
I hope that is enough white space for you ladies.
I couldn't let my mask go to waste so I used it again! This time I coloured the stamp with distress markers in wild honey and peeled paint. I used the same colours as last time for the rays, but added a bit of Brushed corduroy to the yellow soil. Not strictly yellow, and no white space so not really eligible, but I thought I'd show you anyway!
The sentiment on this one is from Waltzing Mouse too. After that I decided to have a go at Allsorts challenge this week where the theme is black and white.
The lace and pattern stamps are from the Waltzing Mouse French Country set. The sentiment and circle border are also from Waltzing Mouse.Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments xxx


  1. You certainly made brilliant use of the long weekend, Sally, these are stunning.I love the sun rays, very art deco. They work brilliantly with the grass stamps don't they!!
    Your B&W card is beautiful too, very elegant.
    Hugs Lisax

  2. Gorgeous cards Sally,love the sunrays one.xxx

  3. Fabulous cards Sally, love the rays reminds me of Clarice Cliffe! 3 day weekends should be the norm when you work to give you a little time for yourself :0)
    Val x

  4. These are lovely Sally!
    Your first one is my favourite... just super!
    Great inking.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Amazing creations! LOVE that first one--the texture of the white is amazing with the bright yellows!!! :)

  6. Lovely, Sally. That was one of my fave techniques once upon a time - haven't used it for ages so must have another go. Love the second one. Have a good week x

  7. These are all just gorgeous Sally and love your sun rays which look stunning. Could do with some here as it's raining again!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  8. Wow, love this effect. Great b&w card too very elegant. Lynnx

  9. Super effect! I love the window card!

    The other card with sun is beautiful too.


  10. Such beautiful cards Sally, I esp. love the rays of sunshine. Thanks for the lovely comments too :) Viv xx

  11. Three stunning cards Sal, I imagine you know the first or possibly the second is my fav, those sun rays are awesome.

    And I think you have a confession to make ? Lemonade distress ink ?

    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  12. The yellows of the first card are just glorious! Summer time on a card! Glad you had a great weekend!

  13. wow these are gorgeous .. i just love the window card with the sun rays ..its beautiful
    Lisa x

  14. Striking - all of them but I have to admit the middle one with the green grass is my favourite. I've not tried that masking yet but I'm looking forward to doing so. Love the addition of the brown to the whole too.
    Paula (PEP)

  15. WOW!!! Love all of these Sally, especially the second one.

    Glad you enjoyed the weekend. Not long until half term now. Terrible isn't it - my life is ruled by school bells and holidays, lol!

  16. Hola Sally, simply and elegant cards, good job.
    A hug from palma

  17. Oh Sally your cards are so beautiful, I love the yellow one and the second with the sun rays is absolutely stunning. Fantastic work !


  18. 3 fabulous cards Sally.
    Love the sun rays on the second one and the B&W one is so elegant.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  19. These are gorgeous sally, really love the first and really liking the new distress colour and how you've used it.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  20. Such a lovely creation! Thank you so much for entering it in our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  21. Fabulous Sally
    That window arch is superb
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  22. Hi Sally that is a fantastic card. It inspires and let dream. Thanks also for your visit and your lovely comment on my blog.
    Hugs Claudia


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