Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Bonjour mon ami!

Hello friends!
It's been a very busy couple of days, my Granddaughters called and asked for a sleepover and of course I said yes. We love it when they come over and spend time with us. We shopped, baked cookies, played cards, Evelyn had a bottle war with Grandpa and then came into my craft room to work on a tree she wants to add to her art journal. She really enjoys playing with me in the craft room. After she finished her tree she made a card for Mommy and a card for Daddy. It was lots of fun!
Well onto my cards.  I got some new stamps from Altenew and went to work playing with them to get a feel for what  I wanted to do. When I was done I was very happy with the results.

 Products used:
Altenew Golden Garden stamps
Ranger Distress ink (Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Abandoned Coral)
Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Archival Ink Black
Recollections alphabet stamp sets #296432 card 1 #119928 card 2
Just Rite Cling  Script Background stamp # CL-02157

I stamped the Image in black and then using my Ranger distress markers I colored the second stamp with Abandoned Coral and Peeled paint. At this time I didn't know what I was going to do with them I was just playing. Then I decided they would look nice with a Script background so I masked the flowers and stamped the background, just down the middle of the first card, then the whole background on the second. I used my Ranger blending tools to add Abandoned Coral and Mustard seed to the edges and over the flowers. I just loved the way the first one turned out so I did the same on the second card but this time I left the center untouched.  I added French Sentiments, and I was done.

I will be entering these cards in : Less is More one layer cards "Something French"




What a great day of Stamping Fun!!


15 comments:

  1. Wow such beautiful cards! The colors are absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing at less is more!

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  2. Two beautiful cards - I love the design with the delicate script stamping in the background and the warm colouring. Thanks for playing with us at Less is More!

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  3. Beautiful and elegant cards, love the blended BGs and fabulous use of the French sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

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  4. Beautiful cards, love the colours you've used.

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  6. Lovely inking on these two fab cards... a little more white space would be great but super one layer creations!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More!
    Moins est Plus!

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    1. Thanks Chrissie, I did plan to leave white space on the first card but got carried away while blending.

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  7. Gosh! Your ink blending is just dreamily gorgeous Karen. I'm with Chrissie and would love to have seen a little more white space, but wow! These are real beauties. Thanks for sharing them with us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

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    1. Thanks Sharon, I loved the way the colors blended so much I got a little carried away.

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  8. This Altenew set is on my wishlist, and I love how you've worked with it on these cards. What gorgeous tones.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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