Sunday, 14 August 2011

a dream is a wish

Well I'm back from spending a week in the middle of the North Pennines during what turned out to be the wettest week of the year!

It's just as well the cottage is like a home from home! I take some stamps and do some colouring but there is no internet connection whatsoever so I am looking forward to catching up with you all and your crafty makes. Oh, and a big wave hello to my new followers. I'm always chuffed to bits when I see the numbers grow.

So to get me back in the swing of things, and before I launch myself into my next magazine commission, I thought I would do a card for this weeks Less is More challenge 'use ink'.

I have used four inks. Two distress inks, tattered rose and bundled sage, for the script background spritzed with a little water. The dandelion clock was stamped with rich cocoa Memento ink and the little spindly things were onyx black Versafine.

The sentiment was also stamped with rich cocoa but stamped first on a piece of scrap. The script stamp is by Kaisercraft and all others are Marion Emberson Designs.

39 comments:

Kathyk said...

Sorry to hear you've had a bit of a soggy break!

Fab card though and love your script and dandelion

Kathyk

Vicky said...

Fantastic card Liz...and I love the colour tones you have used hun...

Sorry to hear about your wet week :o(

have a lovely afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

Claire x said...

Shame about the weather hun. This is a beautiful card, love the image and fab colours. Good to see you back. Hugs, Claire x

Suze Bain said...

Love the background script and the colours you've used. A great card. xx

Mandi said...

Fabulous card Liz, I love 'blowy' flowers, the ink backgroud looks great

Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Sandra said...

Great card
Sandra

Deirdre Watt said...

Love this one layer card , Liz!
Deirdre

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card
Beryl x

Sarah said...

Fabulous card with a great image!

Jenni's Jems said...

This is my all time favourite stamp and love how you have done the background ,fab card x

Chrissie said...

This is simply fabulous Liz... love it!
Dandelions are a real favourite of mine.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Becky said...

Wow Liz! Your card is stunning, I do look forward to seeing your cards in the magazines, you know I'm a big fan xx

Sasha said...

Such a lovely card! Love your inked script background and super dandelion clock!

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful Liz, I just love your stamping, great colour combo too! Hope you had a fun hols! Kim

Vicky said...

Beautiful card Liz!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous creation Liz, love the image and fab background. Sorry to hear you've had rubbish weather.

Donna x

Katina said...

Hi Liz, welcome home! It's been a terrible week weather wise! This card is gorgeous; I love how you've used the inks and the colours you've used. xx

Susan said...

Liz, the card looks awesome! I love the big dandelion!

Molecraft said...

Hi liz, fabulous card, great use of inks!
Helen x

melsanford said...

Such a beautiful card! Fab effect :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

debby4000 said...

Oh Liz this is gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Toulouse31 said...

I love the way you have used the text, really lovely card.

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Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Liz, love the stamps you've used and great colours. Sorry to hear you had a wet week, but hope it was still a nice break :o) Lisa x

Rosemary said...

your card is so soft and lovely!!

Lynne said...

Fabulous card Liz.
Lynne xxx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Liz

Sorry to read that you had bad weather on your week away but hope you are nice and rested! What a lovely card just love what you've done!

Take care

Tina
X

Diana said...

it looks so amazing!

Mrs A. said...

Hope you had a nice relaxing time away dispite the rain.
We had a complete down pour this morning but thankfully it cleared up lunch time. Love the clean simple lines of this card. Hugs Mra A.

Jenny said...

Beautiful card Liz, I love the text background for the dandelion. Unlucky with the weather..it can be such a mixed bag in the penines!
Jenny x

Jules said...

Hi Liz

I love the finished look of this .. .. great combination of colours and stamps.

Hope you had a good holiday .. .. despite the weather.

Love Jules xx

Helen said...

Wow - beautiful card Liz - love the different colours on the script stamp!
Just popped by to say thank you for the gorgeous birthday card - such a sweet image!
Sorry for the delay...but I was away for my birthday and arrived back home today to a pile of birthday cards...it's like having a second birthday! :0)
Thanks again!
Helen x

Faye said...

I absolutely love it when you do cards like this. Stunning. Glad you enjoyed your break. :)
xxx

Diane said...

A gorgeous piece of work!!

Aileen said...

Really pretty, very soft and subtle. x

Karen @ stampinginpink said...

Fabulous creation Liz, love the use of colour. I was given these stamps for my birthday and I've not been sure what to make with them yet so thank you so much for the inspiration lol Karen x

fatmonica said...

It's a great card!

Luci said...

How lovely! The dandelions with the sentiment go perfectly together! The variations of colors blend beautifully!

Zoechaos said...

Striking card, very effective XOXO Zoe