Wednesday 3 August 2011

Beautiful Grasses

Hi Everyone,

All I am going to say about the current weather is PHEW!!!!!! lol!

Today I have a card to share with you that I made using the lovely  Home Sweet Home set of stamps from Chocolate Baroque.  This particular stamp is my personal favourite from the set simply because I love grasses but all the stamps in the set are lovely.

Although it looks a relatively simple card it did take a bit of math to work out the positioning of the embossed lines separating each image (and math has never been my strong point, lol).  I used three different colours of ink, mostly Distress Inks, to blend around the edges of each of my squares and a co-ordinating shade of either Versafine or Archival ink to stamp the images.  I rounded the corners if each square and matted them onto co-ordinating coloured card leaving a narrow border round each one.

 Before attaching the brown square to my base card I tied some wired paper cord round it and then attached the word Hello on a little tab with 3D foam pads.

 I used a Cuttlebug die and embossing folder set to cut and emboss the butterfly from perlescent card and just attached it by the body to the wings could be shaped and left free.

 I was really pleased with this particular card, possibly because I got the embossed squares right first time, lol!

Don't forget you can still give yourselves extra chances to win this gorgeous set of stamps by leaving comments on as many DT members blogs and the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog as possible.  Glenda will be drawing a random winner soon.

Have a lovely afternoon everyone.

Lesley  Xx


Aquarius said...

I love the colours on this and well done for getting the maths right especially in this WHEW weather - too hot to do much today!!

Sandra said...

Lovely card Leslie, I like how the different colours give a different "atmosphere" to each image. Sandra

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous and so serene! Love how soft the colors are and they are perfect take of our weather now! :)

Gerrina said...

Love the embossed lines! They just give that bit of extra's.
You picked some fine colors to stamp with; the hole card is so peacefull! This gave my a nice quiet brake between my hard working at home to day!
Greetz, Gerrina

Paula Whittaker said...

beautiful colouring and stamping - looks good as a trio but the panels would look great on their own too.

veronica said...

just beautiful Lesley - love the soft muted colours, and that grasses image is great! Congratulations on getting the maths right too.

mamapez5 said...

This is just so lovely. Like you, i love grasses, especially tall ones silhouetted against the sky. A lovely choice of colours too. Kate x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Lesley. Love the colours and this stamp makes simple and very beautiful cards.

Sue xx

Christine B. said...

Hi Lesley, I just love this card it, is so beautiful. I also love the stamps. I've my fingers crossed. Hugs x ChrisB

Miranda said...

Hi Lesley, still a gorgeous card and also congrats with your other dt membership! Hope you are well.....warm greetz, Miranda

Jean said...

Fabulous card Lesley. I love this stamp too, and the colours you've used are beautiful. Jean x

Paula (PEP) said...

Delightful with the butterfly being the same colour as the panel it is sitting on - made me think again about how I would automatically reach for a contrasting colour. I like also the fact that each panel is slightly different, one plain, one with a butterfly & one with a sentiment.
Paula (PEP)

lisa said...

What a beautiful card, Lesley. Your little scenes are so soothing and calm. I love them.
Well done with the embossing. I think this would've beaten me, I always struggle with working out this sort of thing, Maths isn't my strong point either!!
It's been a bit warm hasn't it although we've had rain tonight so it should cool things down hopefully.
Hugs Lisax

Isabelle Norris said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Lesley. Definitely my kinda card, and colours too.. beautiful

Unknown said...

Hi Lesley!

First of all congrats on the new DT. Well deserved!

Love the Clarice Cliff coasters and the hills are definitely NOT childlike. They work perfectly!

And I love the simplicity of this card. Its so your colours and they work perfectly with the stamps!

Hope you're well.



Suzi B said...

Fabulous card lesley.. you're so much raver than me with the embossed squares!
I said hello to the people at Snazzy, well to one man ..he was the only person around at the time. I did buy some stuff.. like you do :)
Sue xx

Pat said...

Hi lesley
What a lovely card. This set of stamps is so versatile.

Margaret McKeown said...

This is absolutely beautiful and will be a challenge to try.

Julie said...

This is gorgeous. I love the different colours on each panel and the embossing is perfect!

Julie W x

Jules said...

Sorry Lesley .. .. I'm a bit late in commenting on this one and what a beauty it is.

I love those gorgeous panels .. .. they are worked in such lovely colours.

That looks one great stamp set.

Well done on the math too!! Not one of my strong points either .. .. it would take me ages to work that out LOL!!

Love Jules xx

Glennis F said...

A stunning card - the colours work really well

Yvette said...

Gorgeous! Love the design!

LizM said...

Lesley - such a lovely card. Simple, subtle, yet so effective. These stamps look like the gift that just keeps on giving!
Liz M x