Saturday, 2 July 2011

Three Ferns In Three Shades of Blue - LIM Week 22 Challenge

What a week that was, I'm so glad it's over.  After a tough, stressful time some soothing crafting was called for.  This week's Less Is More challenge is a shades of blue colour challenge - I thought that fit the bill perfectly!  I got to use my brand new and utterly gorgeous Hero Arts Three Ferns stamp, the postie only delivered it this morning.    I inked it completely with Tumbled Glass ink and then added two more colours to the stamp (Broken China and Night of Navy) using sponge daubers.  I then misted the stamp with water and stamped onto watercolour paper.  Oooooh,  I love how that turned out!  I added the sentiment and then spritzed the square with silver Glimmer Mist.

I punched the corners of the watercolour paper with the SU! Ticket Corner punch, matted it onto a larger square of Broken China CS and added pale blue gems at the corners.  I then mounted the image panel to a Night of Navy gatefold card I made from a piece of CS measuring 24 x 12cms that I scored at 6 and 18cms.  I haven't made a gatefold card in ages and it was nice to do something different.


I then stamped the ferns again on the envelope flap and on another watercolour paper panel for inside the card.  I will use this as a BRAK card so I stamped a birthday sentiment to finish off.    That was a lovely challenge from the Less Is More girls and just what I needed, some restorative stamping!  Plus it's a birthday card added to the stash - a total win win!  Now it's time to put the kettle on for a cuppa and go to check out  the other entries.


Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts Three Ferns, Best Wishes from Hobby Art, inside sentiment from Hero Arts Yummy Treats clear set
CS: SU! Night of Navy, watercolour paper, Core'dinations Broken China CS
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass & Broken China, SU! Night of Navy
Tools: Metric Scor-Pal, SU! Ticket Corner punch, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: Silver Glimmer Mist, pale blue gems



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37 comments:

Jo Street said...

It's a lovely card and clever stamping, what a great buy!"
Jo x

Loli said...

Hola Ruth, fantastic idea for your card, i love your stamp and the shades.
A hug from Palma

Debgem said...

This is fabulous - love the gatefold effect on the card and the ferns look wonderful!!

Angelnorth said...

I love that stamp and it looks great with the graduate ink colours - fab card!

dutchstamptramp said...

What a beautiful card, love the whole idea.

Ang C said...

A really beautiful card

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done.
Maureen........x
You can view mine here.

Vicky Hayes said...

You sound as if you had a very therapeutic time making this beautiful project Ruth! The fern looks wonderful and I like the way you repeated the motif on the inside of the card and on the envelope.

Mandi said...

Not too much white space Ruth but your card is fabulous nevertheless. Love those ferns. I did mean to get this stamp a while ago...Im off to look!
Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. Love that stamp and the way you`ve stamped it.
Lynne xxx

Jill said...

This is such a beautiful card!

Jill S

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous with the gradual color effect!

Carla said...

a beautiful card

Kaz said...

Love your card, that image is really lovely and the way you have inked it looks FAB!
Kaz xx

Fiona said...

Beautiful work Ruth, love how you have decorated inside the card too.
Blimey, Tingha & Tucker that takes me back a bit!

Kathleen said...

I think this is fabulous, the thumb nail picture drew me straight to it.

Kath x

Suzilou said...

Really lovely stamp and fab shades of blue. Love the inside of your card as well :)

Diane said...

Beautiful card xx

Dana Leigh said...

Just beautiful! The different shades of blue on the ferns are perfect.

Jess said...

this jumped out at me from the linky list, but it looks even better up close :)

ninarsku said...

gorgeous card!

Folly said...

Oh, I love it, Ruth! The stamping technique you used with your ferns is so effective. Beautiful. I think the navy card base for this card was a good choice.
Michelle.

Faith A said...

A lovely card and a great sentiment

Netty said...

Beautiful card, love the ferns. x

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card. Love the fern stamp and your choice of colours. I've never used watercolour paper - something else for me to try! Thanks so much for your suggestion on SU blues, I'm currently in a 'Stampers 6' so I'll definitely look at buying more inks. xx

Rosemary said...

a beautiful card... inside and out!!

Hazel said...

Lovely. Hazel x

Wishcraft said...

Ooh I LOVE this! Fabulous stamp (need it!) and love the way you've inked it - gorgeous :o) Lisa x

Billie Dee said...

Very lovely!

Brenda Dean said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous!

Kathyk said...

I LOVE this card!

Kathyk

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, love all of it x

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card Ruth, love the stamping affect. I might have to have this stamp too :)
Jenny x

Theresa said...

Very beautiful! Love the fold of the card. I haven't done one of those in a long time. Thanks for the beautiful reminder.

Susan said...

Ruth, this card is fabulous! I love the folds...and the colors are beautiful together! My Card

Sue said...

Lovely card Ruth very clever with the shades of blue Luv Sue x

Angela Weimer said...

A great card. Love the design. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela