Friday, 24 June 2011

OLW59 - using Greenhouse Garden and Nature Walk

You may be wondering whether you're in the right place, but your eyes don't deceive you - Crafting Clare's Paper Moments is a French Foliage-free zone today! Don't worry, I'm not so fickle as to have gone off it already! It's just that I've been waiting for the fabulous One Layer Wednesday challenge to come out and, when I found that it was to use this picture as the inspiration for a one layer card, well, it didn't exactly shriek leaves to me! Here's what I made:


I don't know quite why (!) but I decided to use the remains of a top note cut-out to use as a mask which I held over my card base while I sponged a background inside with So Saffron and Old Olive inks. I've used my favourite Confetti card stock with those beautiful speckles in it.


The white flowers from Greenhouse Garden were stamped on top of this and embossed with white embossing powder. I really like the misty look of them! The stalk from the set was added randomly in Old Olive and then came the Nature Walk plant, which I coloured with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive markers before stamping repeatedly.


To finish I defined the white flowers with markers and added a sentiment using my stamp-a-majig. This was one of those cards which started with me wondering what would happen if I just... and then ended up like this!


Supplies needed for this project:
Stamps: Nature Walk, Greenhouse Garden, Sincere Salutations
Ink: So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White Craft ink
Card stock: Confetti Cream
Other: Top Note die, markers, white embossing powder
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

This week, my 10-year old son went to a science fair at the 'big school' his older brother and sister attend. When he got home I asked if he'd enjoyed his day. It was brilliant, he told me - he'd met his sister's friends at lunchtime! I told him that sounded great, but what about the science aspect of the day? He then launched into an animated monologue about how this cool guy had made a ball of flame on the end of a stick and it had exploded! He added that he was thinking about buying some hydrogen and some nitric acid on ebay. He then disappeared outside to play, leaving me mentally picturing the charred remains of the family home...

Can you believe it's Friday already? We have a packed programme of cricket, shopping expeditions, summer fairs and tennis tournaments scheduled, so fingers crossed for the weather! I hope you have a lovely weekend too, whatever you have planned. Thanks again for all your support - I really appreciate my followers, your visits and comments, and hope to see you here again very soon.

30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Vicky, the leftover die cutouts are great for masking aren't they? Hope enay didn't have any of the stuff your son wanted, but glad to hear the science inspired him (only cos I'm a science tech!!!)
    M x

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  2. This is just beautiful Vicky.

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  3. Vicky, this is lovely! I have not thought to sponge ink in the background! Love how you used the top note die as a mask!

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  4. Very lovely, Vicky, you layer your nature scenes so well. I hope you have great weekend, weather and all.

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  5. I always have difficulty with inspiration challenges. I'm never quite sure what I should be inspired by! I love how you've interpreted this challenge. The embossed flowers are perfect!

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  6. You may need to do more than wash the floor after that then vicky lol
    How funny your lad sounds hehe
    Fantastic card, super techniques
    Wonderful interpretation of the sketch
    mandi x

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  7. beautiful card, love the way of your interpretation

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  8. This is so beautiful. Great idea to emboss the flowers. Before I read how you did it I thought they were paper flowers you glued on. Great job on the challenge. I've been going to do it but have been making some other things.

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  9. Hello Vicky

    Oh my word wuat a beautiful card, it's just stunning and gorgeous. I love the colours and the technique you have used.

    irene
    xxxx

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  10. Hi Vicky I've nominated you for an award for being a constant source of paper crafting inspiration!http://redneedlesewing.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-been-so-long.html

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  11. Oh Vicky your sponging techniques are wonderful. If I'm ever in the area then I'm popping in for lessons!!! Beautiful card. A xx

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  12. What a cool way to use a mask! Beautiful card you got there!

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  13. Wow!!! I had to look twice - there's so much depth in your card - hard to believe it's just one layer. It really is stunning!

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  14. Hi Vicky
    Beautiful Card.....Love the colours...another stunner...
    Hugs
    sylvie
    xxx

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  15. Vicky, the depth you've achieved is phenomenal! I love those blooms...and they do look like they were added on top of the card...but I can see that you've created a little shadow which gives the depth feeling....WOW! Simply AWESOME!!!
    My Card

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  16. Loved your card. Yous certainly captured the feeling of this challenge. Thank you for commenting on my card. I appreciated it.

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  17. Vicky, I echo everything that everyone else has said,and tripled it. You are totally Fab and I hope the nomination Caroline has made comes up trumps!!!!! Thanks., Bev.x

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  18. Great take on this inspiration! I love those creative white flowers! Hope the weather cooperates and your weekend is wonderful!

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  19. Simply terrific. Lovely card from the inspiration provided.

    Have a great weekend.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  20. Beautiful card, worth waiting a day for...I love the masked background.

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  21. Oh dear I only popped by to see the French Foliage stamp in use again what will I do !!! ( just kidding ) Beautiful work foliage or no foliage love your sponging and stamping and so so pretty. Just going to check out ebay to see if you can by the bomb ingredients lol. Have a great weekend sounds like you have loads planned.

    Marie

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  22. This is gorgeous Vicky, love those white flowers on the leafy background :)
    Jenny x

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  23. WOW!!! What a gorgeous card. Your layering of stamps and colors is just fabulous, Vicky. I love it.

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  24. Absolutely STUNNING!!!!! Do you mind if I borrow the idea to use the Top Note template for sponging in my series on Top Note ideas on my own blog?

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  25. Hi Vicky, Love your card, especially the white embossed flowers, defines them beautifully:0) Good Luck with the budding scientist, scary stuff, LOL Hope you have a great weekend, Gay xxx

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  26. Just beautifull the flowers on the leafy background and the top note mask great work Luv Sue x

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  27. This is sooooo beautiful!! LOVE the stamping, the set you used, the colors...framing...love it all...what a lovely card:)!!!!

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  28. Hello Vicky! I loved reading about your son's science fair. Wow! Another great masked card. Loving this idea! Hugs xxaxx

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  29. Wonderful card, Vicky, reminds me a bit of those old paintings in roman houses. The inspiration picture is wonderful as well! Have a great day :) Janna

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  30. I love this card, Vicky (how many times have I said that to you today as I catch up on old posts!). I really thought those white flowers were punched out -- they visually pop off the sponged/stamped surface. Yes, you are a genious! (And, I'm assuming your house is still standing after your youngest's exposure to a mad scientist! :) )

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x