Saturday, 28 May 2011

Busy, Busy…

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend for those of you who have one (like me…yipee!!)..I’ve had a busy day doing stuff that I can’t share at the moment, but I did manage one card for some challenges, so here it is…SD532311
It’s an A5 card and I’ve used Tim Holtz September 2008 technique as instructed by the lovely Linda over at Studio L3 for this weeks Grungy Monday.  This is one of my favourate techniques actually, I love the watercolour effect you can get with it using bold stamps and think this Penny Black stamp ( think it’s called Lofty) works just perfectly. So as you may have guessed I’m also entering this into the Penny Black Saturday challenge - ‘One for the Girlies’.
SD532312  The design of the card was inspired by this weeks Less is More challenge which asks us to ‘Pick a square’  - well, mine’s a rectangle but those in charge at LIM said that was allowed! After using Tim's watercolour technique I painted some more watercolour paper with the same inks to make a perfectly co-coordinating mat and simply layered them up and added the little gold butterfly, which was once a button. As well as those already mentioned I’m also entering this into the following challenges -
Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.....Esther xx

31 comments:

  1. You are right the PB stamps are so right for the technique you used, great result. XOXO Zoe

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  2. This is gorgeous Esther and the technique suits the lovely PB stamp beautifully. The simple look is so elegant.
    Hope you enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  3. Beautiful example of the technique Esther. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  4. Beautiful card Esther.
    jenjoy x

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  5. oh this is really beautiful hun love it hugs cheryl xxxx

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  6. Super inking technique Esther
    The ribbon does look nice along the spine, even though we prefer white space this week
    Fabulous work!
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  7. Beautiful card - love the watercolour stamping effect!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC and Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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  8. Beautiful card and a fab technique

    Kathyk

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  9. I think this is a really beautiful image, and I'd be inclined to take the ribbon off! However, it's lovely!

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  10. Stunning card. Never tried this ,but must give it a go. Hugs Rita xxx

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  11. Gorgeous, and such an effective technique, must give it a go,

    Liz x

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  12. This is just gorgeous - really delicate and beautiful! Jo x

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  13. A gorgeous card, beautiful image. Jo x

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  14. A beautiful card Esther, I love the watercolour technique and the stamp you've used.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. Esther, this is fabulous! I'd expect to see this in the gift shop of an art gallery-- it's that elegant. Wonderful work on the watercolor stamping, and the simplicity of the design is classic and perfect.

    Enjoy your holiday!

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  16. Beautiful

    Thanks for joining our "Clean & Simple" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  17. The technique you've used looks great and I love the addition of the butterfly. Fab. xx

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  18. Simply stunning! I do love Penny Black for this technique. Your card is very very pretty.

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  19. Absolutely stunning card Esther! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

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  20. Lovely card, well done :O) Viv xx

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  21. Gorgeous card combined with super techniques , simply lovely.

    Marie

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  22. Oh My Word this is just perfect for our challenge this week, its so elegant,


    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 136 Clean & Simple

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.
    SCSC DT

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  23. Love the image, love the technique, love the card!
    Thanks so much Esther
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  24. Brilliant card I love the colours and image

    Thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE
    This week

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous.
    luv
    Debby

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