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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Shadows and quotes!

Afternoon all from a gorgeous sunny London! I've had a crafty morning finishing off some birthday cards and getting to grips with the LIM challenge and my tag for the Q&L challenge over at the Craft Barn.
The LIM girls want the following:
We have another 
ONE LAYER CARD
challenge for you this week!
The proviso for your cards this week is to have evidence of
Shadow Stamping.

There are several ways of doing this, using emboss resist, re-stamping without re-inking or simply stamping the same image in a lighter shade.

Let's see what you can come up with!
Come and see what I did, I tried taking my photo is various lighting including the garden so I hope you can see the shadow stamping!


I stamped a Crafty Individuals and a Clarity corner stamp twice in Shabby Shutters and Bundled Sage DI. The sentiment is a Justrite one and I used a Just rite die to emboss around it.
Thanks to a heads up from the very talented Lynne Moncrieff I am also entering this card into this month's CI challenge which is called Nature's Beauty

The words this week over at the Q&L challenge are TRUTH and CHANGE. I've been trying to stick to lyrics but I didn't seem to have the stamps to suit any lyrics that I wanted to use so I went with Oscar Wilde.


I got a bit inky for the background and added some shadows for horizon. The grasses are a Sheena Douglass stamp and the mask is printed from the internet and popped up with pinflair.

Hope you're having a sunny day too and looking forward to the Easter weekend. I will be back soon to show you some more Easter cards that I made.


30 comments:

Aquarius said...

You have been busy on this lovely sunny day. Clever use of embossing on the one layer card to give it some texture and the shadow stamping looks good.

Chrissie said...

Love that shadow stamping Val... the embossing looks really crisp too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Christine said...

Beautiful cards Valerie! I love the first one!
Hug
Christine

Meggymay said...

Beautiful CAS card, love the inky background on the Fantastic tag as well.
Yvonne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The card is so delicate, really beautiful.
Valerie, maybe you would not be interested but your card would be suitable for the Crafty Individuals Challenge theme of Nature's Beauty as you have used a CI product on your card.
Wishes
Lynne

Margaret said...

Fabulous Valerie
Margaret x

Sally H said...

This is beautiful, Val! I love it!

Rosemary said...

your LIM card is so pretty, val... so soft and subtle! and the tag is wonderful! alas... it is rain for me in my part of the world!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your Oscar Wilde tag evokes such depth of feeling, Val! Awesome! And your shadow-stamped card is very pretty! Happy Easter to you and your family!! Hugs, Darnell

Anne said...

Super shadows Val and a stylish card - love that tag too!
Thank you for playing along this week
Anne
Less is More

Jen said...

great stamping

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
Less Is More

massofhair said...

Beautiful quote and Tag for the CB Challenge, beautiful background and stamping to illustrate your words, beautiful :-) xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Lovely shadow stamping Valerie. Thank you for joining in the crafty individual's challenge,

Lucy x

lena-dailyscrap said...

Very nice quote from Oscar Wilde and beautiful shadow stamping! (Gorgeous mask!)

lena-dailyscrap said...

Very nice quote from Oscar Wilde and beautiful shadow stamping! (Gorgeous mask!)

Jean Hardy said...

This is a pretty and very professional looking card Val. Many thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge for April. Jean x

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - exellent Oscar Wilde quote and your tag is wonderful :o)

Karen B said...

Lovely shadow stamping on your card and great atmosphere on your tag Val. Great weather but not looking too good for Sunday onwards.

Karen x

baileyrosy.com said...

Fantastic techniques valerie and beautifully executed and I love the Oscar Wilde quote. Wishing you and your lovely family a wonderful Easter.

Marie

Viv said...

Great shadow stamping on the LIM card Val and I love your pretty tag too. Happy Easter to you and your family :) hugs Viv xx

Sylv said...

Beautiful card, fabulous tag with a great quote.

Sylv xx

gardenpinks said...

Fabulous tag, love the inky background and the mask and a wonderful quote too - Oscar Wilde made some fab quotes!
Lynn x

Lesley said...

Great quote Val, and I love the background of your tag! Lovely card too. Happy Easter! xx

BJ said...

Great mask tag, BJ

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm a big fan of Wilde, so I like this mask tag. Nicely done.

Sally H said...

hello , val. I came back to say I didn't spot your tag first time round - breath-taking! A gorgeous misty scene - love it!

Diane said...

Beautiful card Valerie and what a fun tag.

Hugs Diane

butterfliecrafter said...

what a fab scene for your Oscar Wilde quote.

Vicky Hayes said...

Hope you had a lovely time in London Val. Glad the weather was kind to you. Love the depth the shadow-stamping gives to the first card and I love the atmospheric style of the tag too. Vicky x

Shirley said...

Wow, your first card is just very very elegant! Love the shadow stamping too! Your tag is just extreme opposite, but just as pretty in it's own right! Love that mask face. Not sure I agree with Oscar, but I see his point! It depends on the situation. Duh Me here....It's the nerd in me!

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