Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Time for a Colour challenge .....

Happy Wednesday (what's left of it!),

This week is flying by .... again!!  Don't know what I've been doing mind, but hey ho the weekend is nearly here.

Over at Less is More it's the first challenge of the month so that means we have a Colour challenge ..... we have to use ......

I love berry colours .... all those plum shades and deep reds with just a hint of pink in there ..... gorgeous!

Here's this week's entry from me ......

The colours are a little bit darker in real life but I couldn't quite capture this on camera ..... this is as good as it gets!!

I stamped my image onto a piece of white card using Versamark ink, and then embossed it with a fine detail, white embossing powder.

I then masked off a panel down the edges using low tack tape, and started to blend Distress inks over the top of my embossed image ....... Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Festive Berries and just a touch of Aged Mahogany.

Once I was happy with the colours I polished off any excess ink left on the embossed image .... and voila! ...... there was my pretty flower spray.
Before I removed the masking tape, I spritzed a little water over the ink, let it sit for a few seconds then mopped up the excess using a piece of paper towel ....... I love this splattered effect.

Off came the masking tape, and I finished the card with a nice sentiment.

This months Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge is all about Masking so I'm also linking this up over there too.

Well that's another job crossed off the list .... plenty more to get done tomorrow!

Thanks for popping by ...... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time



  1. Great minds do indeed think alike :) I love how you've used the stamp on your card - the white embossing really stands out.

  2. Love these sweet colors and the pretty image! Another beauty!

  3. So pretty Linda! Love the sponged and splattered colours of your background. This stamp is on my wish list!!! LOVE it done in white. xx

  4. This berrylicious, Linda! I am swooning over your beautiful masked CAS design! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  5. So beautiful - love the finishing touch of the spritz of water

  6. Lovely colours and a perfect sentiment - beautiful.
    Kath x

  7. Now this is just gorgeous, such a pretty colour


  8. Hi Linda
    Lovely card, I love the backgrounds you do.
    Love Angela x

  9. This is so lovely Linda! Soft and dreamy looking! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

  10. Simply stunning Linda.
    Love the technique and you've created a super classy, CAS and berry-licious card!
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  11. Ooh Linda this is a beauty! I love those blended shades and that image looks gorgeous embossed in white. Thanks for sharing at Less is More and for popping in the gallery at HLS!
    Anita x

  12. What a fabulous panel Linda, just perfect for both LIM and HLS!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More" & Happy Little Stampers

  13. Loving your card Linda !

  14. OMG, this is gorgeous! Love the panel you've created and those embossed flowers are amazing! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  15. I'm catching up on last week's Less is More cards, sorry to be so late with my visit!
    What gorgeous berry shades in your panel Linda
    Thanks so much for joining us this week
    Less is More


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