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Monday, 8 March 2010

Is it the end of Winter?


I seem to be going through a monochromatic phase at the moment, here's a purple card I've made. I bought a lovely set of Inkadinkado clear stamps of winter branches from Stamp Attic and I've been waiting for the right moment to use them, they've been sitting on my desk for a few weeks :).

My card is based on the sketch at Card Pattern's Challenge, Crafty Creations has One Colour as its theme, as do Stampin' for the Weekend and Pile It On. The Quixotic Challenge theme is Leave It Out, to include leaves. I began this card with this challenge in mind, then panicked that there were no leaves on the branches. However on closer inspection there are leaves in the images - phew :).

I sponged Dusty Concord and Weathered Wood Distress Inks onto glossy card and overstamped the branhces and birds onto it. I added some berries with Stickles. The DPs are all Artylicious, I used a Big Shot die to cut the flower from the DP. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and I used some hand-dyed variegated thread from my sewing stash. It's a very cold looking image, but although the ice is solid on the horse's water the sun is shining and hopefully chilly scenes like this will sooon be just a memory...

18 comments:

  1. I think you picked the perfect moment to use this stamp...gorgeous results! Great layout and I love the monochromatic look. I really like what you did behind the sentiment too.

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  2. beautiful card! thanks for joining us at PIO!

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  3. Amazing job on this card. I love all the steps and details you put into the main image panel, but all the other little details work together to make a wonderful visual impact. Great job on the one color challenge! So happy you could join in the fun with Pile it On this week!

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  4. Anne, hey there little sister!! I sooo completely LOVE this card! Do you mind if I scraplift a little from you? I don't have that stamp, but I am gonna go for that look. The stamp is really cool by the way. You always have the coolest stamps. Love to you, Leslie

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  5. oh my these single colored cards are gorgeous..please visit me for a chance to win my $100 cash give away if you ahve a chance to make another card!

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  6. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our one colour challenge! What a wonderful image - love this - its fab! Cheers Claire x

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  7. Beautiful card and gorgeous image! I love how you did your sentiment too!
    Tammy x

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  8. What a beautiful card - love the stamp! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

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  9. Gorgeous card- I love your take on the layout- I love the one color challenge too. TFS

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  10. This is just beautiful. That image looks fantastic. The background you sponged looks so cool. Really great card.

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  11. I love this! it's different and edgy...so creative! lovin the one color and details...

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  12. This is so amazing. I love your background, and these colors are beautiful. Great image and wondeful layout.
    Thansk for joining us at SFTW.
    Gunn:)

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  13. THis is very pretty and magical with the stickles. Beautiful!

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  14. Your card is LOVELY!! Love that image!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO!!

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  15. It's really beautiful! Great stamp and I love the shades of purple!

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  16. This is so fabulous!Thanks for piling it on with us :)

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  17. Stunning!!! Thanks so much for playing along with PIO, and hope to see you again!!!
    Trish

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