Sunday, 20 May 2012

A Mini Masterpiece

Hi folks, I hope that you're having a great weekend? I'm getting myself back on course after the mammoth washing and ironing spree that follows holidays, fun fun fun!!




Heather is hosting the OLW 88 challenge this week and has asked us to produce a mini masterpiece, no more than 2inches square in size,  right up my street, Yippee!! I made some cards





This one uses Hobbycraft stamps with SU sentiments, masked and inked with distress inks, coloured with copics.












This is a small cityscape from Kars and an SU sentiment again, on both these cards I highlighted certain areas with the glitter gel pen. For sunshine on the boat and the lights of the buildings on the other




This last card is a stamp that I bought from Rubbadubbadoo, out of business now :[ A stamp by Cherry pie for the crackle and again copics for colour. This was a great theme for a challenge with lots of scope and I thoroughly enjoyed it :0) Thanks Heather xxx







There is a challenge going on over at the Craft Barn, following our week of Faux finishes, we are inviting you to have a go
Click HERE to join in

32 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Amazing cards Gay and you have certainly nailed the 2" challenge..

Anne

Suzilou said...

Gosh these are all stunning cards, I love the colours in your city scape card and brilliant idea to twist the square, WOW all of them :)

craftattack said...

They are all lovely Gay, but I am totally in love with the young man in the last one! And that at my age! Enjoy your washing and ironing! Hugs, Valerie

Karin said...

fantastic cards!

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards Gay,I really love the city scape,I think I need that stamp,but they are all gorgeous in their own right.xxx

Katina said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Small but perfectly formed masterpieces Gay!! Absolutely love the second one.
xx

Christine said...

Three beautiful cards! I can't choose witch one I love the most! Well done Gay!
Hug
Christine

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Welcome back to the land of blog Gay!! I read your other Post just now, and your holiday sounds fab. (You look very elegant too)!
You have certainly been busy since you came home - what with all that washing and ironing, and soooooo many gorgeous cards! I love all these mini images, but the centre one is my favourite, mainly because of the gorgeous colours.
Have a happy week my friend - Sylvia xx

Fleur said...

Wow these are stunning,
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Valerie said...

Wow Gay you're on a roll! Fabulous mini masterpieces, love the cityscape with the highlighted windows and the girl with the crackle finish. The week of 'faux' techniques over at the craft barn has been very interesting and I loved your enamelled roses, brilliant!
Val x

Jenny said...

Gay I'm in awe of your 2" sq scenes but the cityscape is just amazing...you totally captured the atmosphere and colours, LOVE it.
Jenny x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
You aré making some fabulous cards .... You aré the female Tim holtz.......great work.....
Hugs sylvievxxxx
Hope you are well

kingstonmama said...

Fabulous cards, Gay. I like how you tilted your square on the first one, and the colors behind the cityscape are beautiful. From your last post, it looks like you had a wonderful vacation! Ann Y.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful mini-scenes ! love them ! The colors on the first 2 cards are so pretty. Have a great week, Shirley

cardz said...

These are all fabulous Gay. I think I like the little cityscape best but the slant of the sailboat shape and the colour scheme of the love card are really appealing too.
Heather T.

Suzi B said...

Hi Gay, wow I love all of these not sure which I would pick as my favourite...maybe its the last one?
suzi b xx

Jules said...

Wow Gay .. .. these are amazing.

I really need to learn to leave more white on my cards as these are truly wonderful.

Can't choose a favourite. I love them all!!!!

Hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

hazel said...

They certainly are mini masterpieces Gay - they're fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW Gay . . . I LOVE your creativity. I would be well and truly stumped by this challenge, but you've totally nailed it several times over! GENIUS xxx

Suze Bain said...

These are stunning Gay. Love how you've done the first one 'at a jaunty angle'! xx

baileyrosy.com said...

Simply fabulous my dear !!!! each is indeed a mini masterpiece they would look stunning framed ! Amazing stamping and masking as always.

Marie

Faith A said...

Gay I don't know how you do it, they are really beautiful

Susan said...

Gay, I really love all three cards, but I think my favorite is the second one....love that city scape!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Gay, just catching up! Three great cards, but your cityscape has a beautiful background.
Avril xx

Jenni's Jems said...

These are lovely I'm a real fan of little scenes like this x

Samantha Elliott said...

Brilliant cards there Gay. Not seen this challenge so off to have a looksie!
x

Gez said...

AMAZING cards Gay. I love them all ♥

Aileen said...

These are gorgeous. i really like the first, with the offset square. x

Bumblebee said...

wow, amazing cards! I loved how the first box was on a slant, very clever, and your sky scape was beautiful too. Your love card is so classy, you really rocked this challenge!

Vicky Hayes said...

Right up your street Gay and boy does it show - these are absolutely stunning! I love the way you twisted your square on the first card and I adore the surprise of green and the birds flying off the edge. Your other square masterpiece comes a very close second for me! Vicky x

Linby said...

I love the little scenes you have created, mini works of art.
Linbyx

Dotty Jo said...

Stunning work Gay, these are truly mini masterpieces! Jo x