Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Delicate Branches

Today's card is for three challenges:  Paper Players #112 (Colours from Lesley - Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Basic Black) ... and Less is More #84 (One Layer - Foliage) ... and CAS-ology #10 - Sky.

I struggle with one layer cards.  I'm really not one to add lots of layers, but usally I have two or three and I love using die-cuts.  So this challenge is just that for me.  I went to Heather Telford's wonderful blog for inspiration.  To me, she is the expert at one layer cards ... her masking and sponging is second to none.  What's also amazing about Heather's work is her huge gallery of cards that are all so unique.  Hope you like my "ode to Heather" card for today using the soft, muted palette from the Paper Players challenge.

Please email me if you have any questions about how I made this card ... or check out Heather's tutorials on her blog.

"Delicate Branches"


Stamps:  Delicate Branches (Inkadinkado); Elements of Style sentiment (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, post-it notes for masking, Stamp-a-ma-jig




45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Soft and Serene and Beautiful! A perfect 10!

Lisa Lara said...

Amazing amazing amazing Lolly. Definitely a GOLLY LOLLY card.

My Paper Epiphany said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! As soon as i saw your card in the LIM challenge, I thought - that looks like one of Heather Telford's cards! You have absolutely captured her magic! I have tried with little success so far - so well done!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think you've done this every bit as well as Heather does her magical cards, Loll! Fantastic! I'm hoping to combine the one layer challenges this week, too, but I'm still struggling with how. You've nailed them!

Sillyfilly said...

Wow Loll this is gorgeous! So soft and peaceful.

Meadie said...

Stunning card - I really love how you have made this:) Hugs x x

Melissa said...

Gorgeous!!! Those snow drifts look so realistic! You did a fabulous job!!! Love the beautiful scene...this is truly a one-layer beauty! Now off to check out Heather's blog!!! :)
Thanks so much for joining us at CASology!

Chrissie said...

This is amazing Loll and I agree that you couldn't have greater inspiration than Heather. She is the past master of this inky technique. Having said that, this card is an inspiration too! Simply wonderful!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Paula Whittaker said...

super ink/stamp work

denmo said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING..LOVE IT! DENISE X

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, so serene.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Theresarichard said...

Beautiful

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness, Loll! You don't look like you struggle at all! This is beautiful!!! Lovely design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players!

Ardyth said...

Oh, wow! What a gorgeous sky! Love the muted colours. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Carole said...

Life has it's moments, but I just lost one!!!Wow... excuse me while I pick my jaw off the floor. Fantastic card, amazing colors, beautifully executed I am in awe,

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome sponging! Can't pick a better mentor than Heather~ that girl rocks a sponge!

GinaA said...

Stunning scene, fabulous card.

shirley-bee said...

This is beautiful, Loll, worthy of the Queen of Sponging and Masking herself! It works so well with those colours.

I've nominated you for a Leibster award, it'll be on my next post.

Linby said...

wow, wow, wow this is beautiful. I thought it was Heather's work at first - very good.
Linbyx

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful winter sky, fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology !

Mandi said...

Sensational card Lol
Agree about Heather, she blows me away
Your card is superb!
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Lol....your card is GORGEOUS! I love Heather's work too..but you're very talented too!

Deanna said...

I think you mastered this OLC it is simply gorgeous!

LeAnne said...

Holy guacamole, this is one FABULOUS card....that shading puts anything I just did to shame! Just gorgeous. Jaw-dropping. Fabulous. (Can you tell I love this?) Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Paper Players!

Jen Arkfeld said...

Whoa....this card! WOW! Can you send me this card?? I just absolutely love it. Your shading is simply amazing....You have done a stand up, terrifically awesome job! Very glad you played along this week!

Rosemary said...

stunning card... thanks for joining us this week at CASology!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card - love the design and the colour scheme is so subtle but stunning!!

Jackie said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! :)

Jenni's Jems said...

stunning is the only word for it ! x

Heather T said...

You did a wonderful job and the end result is stunning. I love the softness of your colours and that layout which is one of my absolute favourites. Thanks for you kind words and link.

Jen W. said...

This is stunning, Loll! You've done Heather proud with this. Your sponging and masking are amazing! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Kathyk said...

Just fantabulous!

Kathyk

Julia Aston said...

This is just so lovely Loll!! what wonderful shading you achieved! I posted the card I made for you as queen on my blog - and linked to you and Heather.... such inspiration!

Kristel said...

An absolutely stunning card! Thanks for sharing.

kingstonmama said...

This is so beautiful. Your inking and masking are outstanding. A gorgeous card. Ann Y.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful, Loll! I can almost feel the cold, hush of first snowfall!

Amy White said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Such a beautiful soft effect you've created with the sponging and stamping. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Brenda said...

This is the most beautiful card I've seen all week! It is just breathtaking!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Loll, on another win! It is so nice to see you recognized for all your wonderful talent!!

Monika Reeck said...

oh my your scene is STUNNING love everything on your card...CAS and beautiful and elegant....love this...


I am joining too the CASology challenge and my card is Nr. 57 would you mind to see it on my blog? I would be so glad if you could leave me some love :) Many thanks before :) hugs, Monika

shirley-bee said...

Hey, congratulations Loll! Doesn't surprise me at all, it was a stunning card.

Gisela said...

Congratulations!! Stunning card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

And I'm back again to congratulate you on another win for this brilliant card - this time from the divine ladies at LIM! Way to be winning, Loll!!!

Anonymous said...

Loll you most certainly are on a roll ! What a fabulous card and a well deserved win. Beautiful piece of art and I do think you should frame this.

Marie