Sunday, 20 January 2013

True Blue

I'm posting this in haste after my night shift in order to beat the challenge deadline for my latest card, this one's for CASology's current BLUE theme. 

 

 I was inspired by some wonderful sponging effects seen on Heather's blog here, to come up with this effort. It falls a long way short of her beautiful work but I was pleased with it nonetheless.

I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink for the masked panel, I then stamped script by Hero Arts before stamping the main image by Papermania.  The sentiment is from a set by Penny Black.  I made a deckle edged insert and stamped part of the  flower in a paler blue in the bottom right corner but stupidly forgot to photo it before wrting the card.  I've sent this to my very kind friend Eunice who celebrates her birthday today.

I'm off to bed now but before I go I must announce the winner of my giveaway which is ....Kath, please email me with your address Kath. 

More snow is forecast here today so I won't be venturing far, keep warm wherever you are.
x



13 comments:

Ardyth said...

Gorgeous sponging, Fiona - and I love the crisp black stamping as well! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Kath said...

Fab card - I love the graduated colour. Thanks for picking me as your winner - I've emailed my details to you.
Kath x

Judy1223 said...

Fiona, your masking, sponging and stamping is just lovely...what pretty shades of blue! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

pastcaring said...

Ahh, that's a gorgeous stylish card, Fiona - much like yourself, love!
Keep warm, take care in that snow! xxx

Meghan said...

Beautiful blue colours on this card. I love the edges of your card too! Thanks for joining in on the fun at CASology this week!

Rosemary said...

this is absolutely beautiful, fiona! i love the gradient inking... so glad you were able to playing along with CASology this week!!

Meg said...

THis is beatiful - I just love it.

Heather T said...

This is so delicate and pretty, Fiona. I love the variety in the colour of the text behind that one simple spray of flowers.

Linda Beeson said...

This is so pretty!

Carole said...

Well done. Love the edge and the masking is great. Congratulations on the Honorable Mention

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fiona, congratulations for the HM shoutout from CASology for your CAS and beautiful card!!

Eunice said...

I can tell you this card is even prettier in real life, Thank you Fiona and for the lovely flowers you left me on Sunday.

Hugs

Eunice
xx

Ruth G said...

So very beautiful! I think your sponged effect turned out lovely and all the fantastic blueness of your card is wonderful! I love the text in the background - other than the color/shading it's my favorite element!