Sunday, 20 May 2012

Back to basics


One of my favourite bloggers Lin is a prolific card maker. Every time I visit her blog she has created another half a dozen or more beautiful cards.  She's a great one for challenges and I thought I'd join in one of her regulars this week - the CR84FN colour challenge - this one being green, blue and a neutral.  I wanted to get back to rubber stamping basics and kept to my favourite one layer style, just using a beautiful mask from Balzer Designs, some Distress Inks and a set of silhouette stamps.  Not tried this masking technique before but I like it and will definitely be using it again.  I can see another mask purchase coming on!
We trawled the charity shops in the next town yesterday and although my haul was small I was very pleased with my purchases.  I love these Kilner jars with the orange tops - so very 70s.  They don't make them now but they still surface every now and then at boot sales or in charity shops.  I also found these pretty crochet mats which I want to turn into beaded jug covers.  I like the solid star centres which will keep even the smallest fly out of the milk jug!  And my last purchase was this lovely natural linen blouse at just £1! Now that's what I call a successful shopping trip!

Card supplies: The Crafters Workshop 6x6 template mask; Stampin Up Pocket Silhouettes stamps; various Distress Inks from Tim Holtz.

11 comments:

  1. I'm a follower of Lin now - love her style. Your card is just wonderful - think I may have to CASE it.
    Linbyx

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  3. Argg... Sorry, Blogger is acting all funny to me. For some reason, it posted before I could finish. I was in the middle of saying how much cards like this, back to basic... Just stamps, inks, and wonderful technique. No frills, no embelliies.

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  4. This is gorgeous - I love the softly shaded background and the way you've stamped the grasses at the front. Great CAS card! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

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  5. Ann, this is just so soft, and beautifully inked, a really serene card.
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

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  6. Simply wonderful Ann! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

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  7. Really like your card and love your shopping spirit!

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  8. Ann, LOVE the masking and the black contrast! You must definitely try this technique again! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

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  9. Lucky you that blouse for only 1 pond and made from linen!!!!! I love linen clothes .

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment - its hugely appreciated. Ann :o)

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