Sunday, 28 March 2010

Another Arched Aperture Card


I made this card recently for a friend who was in need of a little support. It was quite simple to do by blending Distress Inks to create a little sunset scene with Elusive Images stamps. The colours I used were suggested by a photo I took of a sunset (over the sea rather than land) when my OH and I were on a cruise a few years ago. I've tried to find it again amongst the several hundred we took over that two weeks, Lol, but so far without success. If I do manage to find it I'll edit this post and add it.


I love these arched aperture cards and I think I'm going to be quite reluctant to use the last one when I get to it as I've been unable to find any more.



I just wanted to remind you that it was my turn to post my art doll project today, over on my shared blog. I'd love it if you have time to pop over there for a quick look. Elaine posted her lovely lady a couple of days ago and Judith and Jo will follow with theirs over the next few days.

Thanks for being kind enough to visit.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

24 comments:

Sue B said...

Lovely card lasley, peaceful. I've left a comment about the gorgeous art doll on the Quartet blog.
Sue B x

Janet said...

Lesley, this card is lovely. I was about to ask where you got the die from and then realized you had bought the blanks. All the cards you have made with this shape are super.

Janet xx

Sally H said...

Wow! Your arched aperture card is stunning! I love the colours. Must use those stamps again myself. I will pop over and see your art doll. It looks amazing!

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Oh this is just so gorgeous.

I love your use of an arched aperture - not something I would have ever thought of.

Here is a link to where I buy my cardstock from and I see that they do an arched aperture but it has a rounded top. Would these be any good for you .. .. .. for when your last one has been used :-(

http://www.craftcreations.com/Leaf/1032/4/Smooth-Cut-Aperture-Cards/

Off to see your "art doll" now. Is looks stunning here!

Love Jules xx

Elaine said...

A lovely delicately coloured card Lesley, really restful - I'd love to see the inspiring photo too.

Elaine xx

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous scene and love the arch shape. Beautiful card! I have seen the beautiful princess and she is worth the visit!!!

brenda said...

Hi Lesely

Awesome blending giving a superb finished piece of artwork.

So you have a cricut or know someone with one ? Several of the cartridges have arch shapes and using the DS it's very easy to create aperture cards.

B x

Clare said...

This is beautiful Lesley. I can see why you don't want to run out of these cards. I love the stamps you have used and the effect you have achieved with the inks.
Clare x

Debbie said...

This is beautiful Lesley, I love the sunset you have created in the background and the image is beautiful, a really elegeant card.
Hugs
Debbie x

Aquarius said...

A lovely card and good use of inks and stamp - I've never come across these arched cards but they are effective.

lisa said...

This is just gorgeous, Lesley, so serene. I love the colours you've used, they really do look like a sunset. Your friend will love it.

Lisax

veronica said...

Beautiful card Lesley, super colouring!
Like Jules, suggest trying craft creations - i still have some arched cards from there about 2 years ago - will have to think about using them, but they are dark colours which went with the quilling I was doing then

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Lesley this is so stunning!
Awesome work!
hugs
kim x

Love crafts forever said...

Ah how beautiful, i absolutely love your card.

Jo said...

You have become the queen of the arch! This is such a beauty and such a useful card too. I love the way you've used the grasses inside and outside the frame. Very clever.

Paula said...

how beautiful and subtle, just love that background - I know I would be made-up to receive such a gorgeous card...its a keeper in my eyes!

Rachel said...

Hi Lesley. This is so beautiful and that bird stamp is gorgeous! I've got another little something on my blog for you. Hugs, Rachel xx

Marion said...

Stunning card Lesley. Gorgeous colouring.
Marion

Paula.Crafty Cow said...

Hi Lesley this card is stunning, i have become a follower of your blog because its full of inspiration. thanks
Luv Paula

Michelle said...

Simpley beautiful Lesley. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog
x Michelle

Beryl said...

Love your colours on the background and the stamped scene is lovely.
Beryl xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

I love the arched aperture its really stunning
love debbie xxx

Debbie said...

Just popped by to say Hi Lesley...I hope you have a great time at Ally Pally...I am still sulking! ;)
Hugs
Debbie x

artylicious said...

Well it might be a while since you sent it, but I really did appreciate that card at the time Lesley, so a belated thank you.

lovely to catch up with your blog, it's been a while since I had chance to visit.

Glenda