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!!


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

  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!

  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

  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
    "Less is More!
    Moins est Plus!

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

  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

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

  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