Tuesday, 5 June 2012

A bit more Red, White and Blue and Cake!

 The challenge at Less is More this week is to use Red White and Blue, so I got my thinking cap on and tried several one layer cards that failed miserably! Instead I got my dusters and distress inks (Chipped Sapphire and Fired Brick) out again and made a background. I stamped over this with the friends text stamp from Penny Black with stormy sky DI. Once this was dry I used the indigo Blue grasses with versamark and Fine detail white embossing powder. The sentiment (Waltzing Mouse) was stamped in Majestic Blue versafine. I mounted this on a strip of iridescent red paper and placed it across one of my failed single layer attempts!
I am also entering this into the June Challenge at Samuel Taylors where the theme is also red, white and blue. The prize this month includes:
* A metre of each of the ribbons: red/white and blue satin, distressed union jack and "Best of British"
* A Portello Road Tri-Boss Union Jack embossing folder
* Craft for Occasions - Red. white, blue wire flowers
   and some white Card Candi.
 Sounds fabulous!
Before I go I thought I would share a couple of pictures of my jubilee banana cupcakes. They are in Red white and blue cases, but I don't think they would pass for clean and simple - sticky and multi-layered is more accurate! A perfect way to use up over ripe bananas, though.
Here is one on it's own, just for you in the garden sunshine!
That is toffee sauce dribbling down the cream cheese frosting - enjoy!
Thanks for looking!


Linby said...

This is a real labour of love Sally and it shows, magnificent work. Yum cupcake too, I presume you took that photo before the rain came down!
Lynn x

Deanna said...

This is a stunning card! I love the design and the total effect of the RWB. Beautiful Card! Those cupcakes look scrumptious~hugs Deanna

Lisa Jane said...

Your card is stunning.. i love the background.. and those buns look yummy.. i love banana bread , so know i would love these
Lisa x

Valerie said...

Love your take on the challenge Sally it's beautiful. The way you've used the colours is so effective but blend beautifully. Those cupcakes look amazing any chance of the recipe:)
Val x

Chrissie said...

This looks tremendous Sally!
You've made these colours work brilliantly in this card.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Zoë said...

Fabby card, love all the technique in there and the cakes look yummy too! Zx

timepasshobbies said...

Lovely card! Those colors blend so well yet pop up too! :)
The cupcakes look absolutely yummy! Would love to peek into a recipe...I bake a lot too and love to try new recipes! :)

Pia S said...

Beautiful work with these colors!

downrightcrafty said...

Perfect panel so pretty and the white grasses stunning
Hugs Kate xx

baileyrosy.com said...

Oh my Im drooling from the cupcakes they look delicious as does that fab card. I have those dusters but have never used them. What fabulous stamping this really took my breath away. !


Paula (PEP) said...

That's a terrific saving of the OLW card & I love your naturally stylish & very patriotic creation.
Those cupcakes look good too.
Paula (PEP)

Lindsey said...

I do like the different layers in your masked area. Fab!

Michelle said...

It might be a last resort card but it is quite beautiful Sally. So lovin your work lately it has become so well polished and 'grown up' Fabulous! Hope you are all well
X Michelle

Katina said...

Fantastic card Sally; love how you made the background. Your cupcakes look delicious - I bet they didn't last long!

Victoria said...

When I first saw the colour challenge at LiM, I thought about doing an inked panel and thought nah, no way could I get those colours to work together like that....... you've made it look so easy! It is a fabulously elegant card with so much attention to detail.

Di said...

Hi Sally, what stunning card - I just spied it over at LIM and it stands out a mile! Those cupcakes look totally yummy too :) Di xx

Kathyk said...

An unusual and totall FABULOUS take on the theme here and the cakes look great too!


Sue said...

What a beautiful card Sally, I love the white embossing and your blended background. Your cupcakes look pretty fab too! x

Anna said...

Lovely x

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card, gorgeous design. The cupcake looks scrumptious. Bet there won't be any left by Saturday! x

Kay Carley said...

Hi Sally!!! Great to hear from you but what I want to know is..................................where's my cake????????? Kay xxxx

Aileen said...

This is beautiful Sally. Love the text, the sponging and your silhouette grasses. x

Susan said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE IT!!! Absolutely perfection!!

Mandi said...

Superb inking
Terrific card
Thank you very much
"Less is More"


OMGoodness Sally - I suddenly feel very hungry - those banana cupcakes are magnificent!
Love your card design too - the white grasses look so delicate against the red and blue background.
Have a happy weekend - Sylvia x

Caggy said...

Love the contrast of the white grasses against the inked background, fab concept. Caggy x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

oooooOOOOOOOOO LOVE this! Great approach to the challenge.
And those cakes look delicious!!

Debbie said...

Stunning card Sally...your so clever. Fabulous cupcakes too...they look wonderful.
Debbie x

craftimamma said...

What a fabulous card Sally. I totally love everything about it and grasses are up their with butterflies as my favourite type of stamps. The cupcakes do look gorgeous too!
Lesley Xx

Fliss said...

Catching up here Sally! A totally stunning card and love the simple look to the design - so effective with the white grasses.
Yummy cakes too.
Thanks for the harbour comment and I have to say that I have rather more of the stamps than just that one too!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Faith A said...

Your card is stunning and I may even pinch your idea somehow, love the white on the blue.
As for your cupcakes, oh! yes please, all my favourite flavours LOL