Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Black on yellow Apothecary Art

I've been wanting to join in with Heather's challenge at One Layer Wednesday - she wants to see a one layer card with stamping in an area no bigger than 2 inches. And when I saw that Daffodil Delight and Basic Black were the two colours required at Dynamic Duos this week, I had an idea! Come and have a look:



I made a mask by cutting a square out of a post it note with my 1 3/8" square punch and sponged Daffodil Delight ink into it with a sponge dauber. With the mask still in place, I inked up part of an image from my Apothecary Art stamp set with a Basic Black marker and stamped it over the top several times using my stamp-a-majig for position.


There's an optional additional challenge at Dynamic Duos to add dry embossing so I added a double scored frame using my Simply Scored. Hmm - technically I suppose this is debossing... hope it still counts! I tried several sentiments out using my stamp-a-majig to see how they looked but decided to leave them off, finishing the card with some rhinestones instead.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Apothecary Art
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Simply Scored, 1 3/8" square punch, sponge dauber, Basic Rhinestones, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

The most exciting thing happened yesterday - I became too hot! Yes, summer has arrived in Buckingham. I definitely need sunglasses, not to protect me from the glare of the sun but to enable me to look at my luminous white legs!

I hope the sun is shining on you today wherever you are.

Hugs,

38 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! So simple yet still has such an impact!! :)

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  2. That's so pretty Vicky. Yellow is my favourite colour xx

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  3. This is just perfect. I love it.
    Hugs, Sarn x

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  4. Hello Vicky

    This is just gorgeous, so simple but beautiful.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  5. i love it i love it i love it, plan on casing it, cuz I love it!!!

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  6. Really beautiful card Vicky. Love the yellow and the embossed borders round the image.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  7. I think this is a wonderful card for the challenges! The bling is a perfect touch.
    Cheers, Karen

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  8. Perfection Vicky...I just love this sweet little card! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

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  9. Beautiful card Vicky! Don't fret about your legs showing in the sunshine - knowing the UK weather we'll be putting on winter woollies again in a few days. Mind you this sunshine doesn't make me feel so guilty about the Mount Everest of ironing that needs to be done - I don't think anyone would argue that it is far, far, far too warm to be standing with a hot iron. Well that's my argument anyway, and I'm sticking to it!

    Ann

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  10. What a wonderful colour Vicky and the black grasses stand out so well. Love the gems and the way the embossing makes the centre pop! Fabulous weather eh? :)
    Val x

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  11. Hi Vicky, This is fabulous, I love that you've used yellow, nice! Pretty flower stamp too:0) I wouldn't look if I were you I gave up a few years ago , much happier now LOL xxx

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  12. Gorgeous! Love the embossed frame. It completes your mini masterpiece!

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  13. This is so lovely and beautifully framed - the rhinestones add the perfect finishing touch - Jacqueline xx

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  14. This is so pretty Vicky, I love the super stamping and that sunny yellow colour. Yes summer arrived for us today too, hope it lasts all week now :) Viv xx

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  15. Lovely dramatic card Vicky...

    Anne

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  16. Such a gorgeous card Vicky. I love the CAS look and the simplicity of the two colours. The frame and rhinestones finish the card perfectly. Enjoy the beautiful weather, I think it's with us for a few days x x

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  17. Very stunning Vicky love the black on yellow Luv Sue x

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  18. Well all I can say is you must have had a gap in the clouds over Buckingham !!!!
    I was chilly but today is a different story :0)

    I love your 2" sq masterpiece, the gems are the perfect finishing touch :0)
    Jenny x

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  19. Hee Hee. I dared to bare my legs this afternoon but only in the back garden!

    Love the way you can take a stamp apart and create a master piece with it. x

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  20. It's like looking through a window - love the colour combo. Luminous legs, hmmm, that gave me a chuckle, enjoy your summer weather. Helen (Sydney)

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  21. I love this little square of artwork! wonderful card for both challenges!

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  22. very pretty, and the added embossed frame is lovely!

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  23. This is a delightful mini masterpiece, Vicky. The yellow and black combination is gorgeous.

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  24. Oh my goodness, Vicky! I smiled so big when I discovered your card! :) LOVE this!! This is CAS at its finest and so beautiful!!! Thank you for joining us again at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

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  25. Fresh, clean and fabulous, Vicky! I love the design and those little bits of bling are wonderful. Thank you so much for joininng us this week over at Dynamic Duos! :)

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  26. Oh! How sweet is that? I love the CAS design. Thanks for using the colours at Dynamic Duos.

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  27. Don't know how I missed this one Vicky - it's lovely and shows how versatile this stamp set is !
    Jane x

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  28. This really jumped out at me !!! Love this dynamic and beautiful card the bling is gorgeous and the frame really is such a gorgeous addition.

    Marie

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  29. Vicky, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the yellow, and the touch of bling is perfect!! Love the addition of the scoring too!

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  30. This is STUNNING, love the cheery yellow.

    Agree about wanting sunglasses for the legs too! (mine)

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  31. WOW...this caught my eye...so simple but really effective.

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  32. this is really good, simple and stunning x

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  33. Stunning! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

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  34. Such fabulous detail in the little space - gorgeous! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

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  35. Stunning work! And I do like the touch of bling!

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  36. wow gorgeous card Vicky you are so good at CAS cards! Kelly xx

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