Saturday, 26 January 2013

Foliage

Saturday means Less Is More day and for the challenge this week the girls have provided a sketch for us to follow.



I masked my card and used Distress Inks in Old Paper and Milled Lavender for the sponged background.  The foliage image which I stamped several times, is a new purchase by Hobby Art and was stamped in Spanish Moss Versafine, the sentiment from Penny Black was stamped in Imperial Purple, also Versafine.



I'm really enjoying my 'carding' at the moment and after tonight's night shift have eight days off when I'm hoping to do lots more.

I never got around to chazzing last week as just as I was about to go out it started to snow again so I gave it a miss.  As the sun has made an appearance today I'm hoping we've seen the last of the snow and I'll be able to bargain hunt in the week.
Must get on, I've got an apple crumble to make now, ttfn.
x

32 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card Fiona, so pretty! Love your blog - your personality and sense of fun just shines through and I've stayed far longer than I should have done as it's so enjoyable. Have a happy weekend, Jo x

Kathyk said...

Such pretty colours and your new stamp was a gr8 purchase

KAthyk

Sarah xx said...

Hi Fiona,
Eight days off - how lovely!
Love the foliage stamp on your card and the background colours are so subtle and pretty :)

Craftilicious said...

superb inking!

enjoy your time off.

Gillian said...

Really beautiful card. Great inking

Margaret said...

This is stunning Fiona
Margaret x

Neets B said...

This is gorgeous, delicate colours with a simple design really works. Love it! x

Viv's Visuals said...

Stunning card!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a beautiful piece of sponging Fiona and lovely colours too. I love the way you come off the night shift and morph in Fiona, Domestic Goddess! Do you use cinnamon in your apple crumble? Highly recommended! Vicky x

Sharon said...

Lovely card Fiona.
Sharon x

pastcaring said...

I can't make any intelligent comment on your technique, Fiona, I know nowt! But your cards always look very professional and stylish to me - I would buy them, and that's praise indeed coming from a cheapskate like me!
I am over this snow now so I am hoping it thaws rapidly and the slush disappears.
8 days off sounds great - get making, get chazzing, get slow cooking (with our without dumplings!) and boozing, and have a fabulous week! xxxxx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, I love the soft colours.

Jaki Morris said...

Beautiful card but I must take issue with 'carding' Please!!!!

Love ya

Jakix

Linby said...

Love the effect you achieved with the inks.
Linbyx

Chris said...

It's gorgeous and I really like that colour combo you've come up with. You really do make flat CAS cards look amazing!!!

Enjoy your days off, well earned rest and a bit of chazzing can't be bad. I'm hunting through all our local chazzers, not just the major ones and still no luck for a dictionary so I'm going to broaden my horizons and go a bit further afield. Hope you find some bargains. xxx

Jen said...

So lovely. The sponging is fantastic!

Susan said...

Fiona, your card is so peaceful and beautiful! I LOVE the color combo...and it's applied so softly...just gorgeous!

Lynne said...

Love this Fiona. The colours are so delicate and the foliage stamp looks fab.
Lynne xxx

Scrapmate said...

Beautiful CAS card.

Elaine said...

Beautiful card - love the foliage stamp and your colouring blending is great!

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful card reminds me of summer! xx Jan

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, fiona... the masking is stunning!!

Chrissie said...

What fabulous inking Fiona. Gorgeous card
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Vix said...

That card is subtle, classy and lovely, you are clever!
So glad the snow's gone. Have a wonderful 8 days off, good luck charity shipping! x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is such a sweet take on the sketch challenge, Fiona. So soft and feminine and superbly executed!

GinaA said...

Great shading of ink from green to purple, makes a fab background for your stamping.

Heather T said...

This is beautiful; I especially like the stamp you and the perfectly positioned sentiment, oh and the lovely subtle colours!

Jen said...

fiona this is great.. love the inking and the colour combo

Thanks for Joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

laurie said...

Love love love this card!

stempelomi said...

stunning card! I love the colors!

Carol Cook said...

Brilliant! Great use of color. I just love it.

mypapercraftworld said...

Just lovely ... beautiful colour combination and fabulous delicate image ... so soft and feminine! Anita :)