Sunday, 14 August 2011

LIM one layer

This has been the biggest chllenge so far, I gave it my best shot, but I am a digi / computer girl at heart, sorry to those stampers who produce the most incredible work, including Chrissy and Mandi, this week.  I cannot get my head around it.   I have a box full of stamps, a few inks, but every time I try it, I throw so much away I give up. 

I watched a recording of  Barbara Gray demonstrating stamps in "The Classroom" on Create and Craft, thinking I would learn something, she was great and made it look so easy, so out with my stamps,I chose a 30's lady from Docrafts, played about with some Brilliance inks I have, what a mess, OK turn the card over and try again.  I tried another stamp this time with some Adirondack inks I have and never used, I put a few drops on a piece of plastic, quite liked the effect put the card on top, YUCK!

I am not going to be beaten thought I, so I looked through my stamps again and decided to go simple (a bit like me stamping) and found a lovely Xmas scene, that one year I decided I would use as a Xmas card, it failed so I didn't.  However today it beckoned I stamped it onto navy card with embossing ink, then used, I think, Docrafts Heat It Up embossing powder Silver Pearl.  It went all over the card, out with my paint brush and very carefully I brushed off the excess, still specks on it though.  I know this week's challenge is one layer, but I pasted the navy card onto white as I didn't have any larger navy card and the stamp was too big onto a smaller card, if that makes sense!  I then decided it was too plain, so out with my water colour pencils and I went over the trees with green, then realised duh! the tree should have had snow on it, so I went over it with my white pencil. At the end of all that, I have to admit, I loved doing the colouring and the end result is OK!

43 comments:

  1. Oh Faith, you made me giggle out loud with your lovely comment left on my blog ;o) You reckon I know what I'm doing? pah, just experimenting Hun, just like you. Didn't you do well, particularly as you were out of your comfort zone being a digi/computer crafter. I love your fabulous blue and white creation.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  2. After all your trails and tribulations you've created a great card. Love the image, looks great against the navy background. xx

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  3. Don't know what you are worried about Faith, this is beautiful. I've been stamping for a while and still end up with the same problems that you have encountered today. Keep on trying because this really is lovely
    Beryl x

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  4. It's always interesting to hear how artists achieve the finished result - the trials you experienced are not evident in the finished card, which is FAB btw

    Kathyk

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  5. Lovely card - worth the effort! Sandra

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  6. Faith, this isn't ok its FABULOUS!
    I love it
    You done good girl!
    Thanks so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  7. This is beautiful it caught my eye in the thumbnails and didn't disappoint x

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  8. I love your card, don't think I would attempt embossing on dark card. Love watching Barbara and have been playing with some of her new stamps :)

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  9. this is an absolutely brilliant card, faith! stamps can be frustrating for sure... but don't give up on them!!

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  10. Hi Faith, Oh Yes, it's gorgeous, just my idea of a perfect Christmas card and the tiny few specks look like snow, FABULOUS, hugs Gay xxx

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  11. Gorgeous card! Very effective and well worth leaving your comfort zone!

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  12. Talk about triumph over adversity!
    This is fabulous and worth all the effort you put into it!
    Super card Faith!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  13. Faith, the end result is gorgeous!! So worth all the effort you put in. xx

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  14. Faith...I think you DID IT!!! The card is beautiful!

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  16. Fabulous card!! Lovely Christmas scene.

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  17. oh wow Faith - i dont know what you are worrying about this is gorgeous .. i just love the snowy chocolate box scene.. so dramatic .. and yet pretty
    Keep on stamping girl
    Lisa x

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  18. Love what you've made here. Stunning.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  19. This a a lovely image. Getting rid of speckles is so hard, I never manage to get them all, I think they hid until you get the heat gun out and then it's too late. Great card, love the wedgewood effect

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  20. Beautiful card, love the white image against the navy, very effective. Carolxx

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  21. Well done for keep trying it turned out a lovely card too, well done :O) Viv xx

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  22. It's gorgeous, love the white with the blue.
    Linbyx

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  23. It was well worth the effort Faith, this is a really pretty Christmas card. I love the colour you have adde too:)
    Jenny x

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  24. I think this is just lovely - the navy background really makes the image pop and the softly coloured trees look super! Well worth the effort!

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  25. I love this card - I makes me want to walk through the trees and visit the church.

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  26. A brilliant Xmas card Faith - love the wintry trees against the dark blue sky. Gorgeous!
    Sylvia x

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  27. Gorgeous card Faith! So glad you had a go and enjoyed yourself. Hope to see more of your inky creations in future posts:-)

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  28. beautiful card, and the trees look great!

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  29. Your day sounds a bit like mine except you ended up with a stunner! I love the colouring! Your only problem now is working out who to give it to at Christmas! Vx

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  30. It's stunning! You've done a beautiful job with this!

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  31. Oh this is gorgeous, well worth all the work, who said these LIM card were easy.
    If you ever fancy doing heat embossing again I would recommend anti static pad or some people use talc in a sock but it stops the embossing powder spots.
    luv
    Debby

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  32. A lovely card. Well worth all the effort!
    Anne x

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  33. All your effort has been worth it, beautiful card. x

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  34. Stunning card, well worth the effort.
    Avril

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