Saturday, 2 March 2013

Tattered florals from me!!

Hi there crafty friends,
I'm just posting a quick entry into Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Challenge. My card is a one layer CAS card but I have layered the inks!!!. I've masked with some tattered floral die cuts, cut out of Eclipse masking roll. Loads of Distress inks and not much else!
I hope you like it!!

 Here you can see some of the masking process although I have to admit I masked and inked and stamped and masked and inked many times to get this multicoloured effect. There is a white (un inked ) band around some of the petals but I loved the effect so it didn't worry me.
I'm still working my way down my very long list of lovely comments from my last two posts, I apologise if I haven't got to you yet , it does take me a very long time. My poor old computer is fading fast and I cannot get my head around blogsy yet!
So thank you for dropping by, I will see you soon, hugs Gay x

48 comments:

Karin said...

Great card,love it!

Suzi B said...

I do... love it!
Suzi B x

Dotty Jo said...

Totally fabulous inking and masking Gay, what a beauty - must have taken ages! Jo x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fabulous stamping.xxx

Katina said...

OMW!!! What a fantastic idea and an absolutely brilliant and stunning card, Gay! Love this very much. Will have to try this - thank you so much for such a fab idea!
xx

Christine said...

Yes I like it Gay! You did that wonderful, it's a great card!
Hug
Christine

lisa said...

How clever to use the florals as a mask, Gay, it's created a stunning result, I love it. Will definitely have to give this technique a try.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
This is stunning.... Love it Gay..... This has the wow factor... Hope you and your sister are feeling Better
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

love the layering, masking and colours.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely fantastic. Striking colours and the masking is superb as is your design. Tracy x

TAM said...

What a fabulous card Gay and such a clever idea to use your tattered floral dies like this - I just love it

Stamps and Paper said...

A fabulous bright and colourful card Gay love your design and great masking

Anne

Di said...

PHEWEEEE - this is absolutely stunning Gay!! Don't fret about visiting me - I follow you and love your work without expecting you to comment back, truly!!

Hugs, Di xx

Valerie said...

Totally unique Gay, so beautifully blended and I love the script with the postmark:) I have no doubt that if I tried this I would end up with a muddy splat!! Don't worry about commenting it's just brilliant to have you back:)
Val x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Gay, Stunning card, love all the layers of colour. Very unique!
Avril xx

Netty said...

Loving all the beautiful layers of colour which make up this fabulous card Gay. Annette x

Linda R said...

Looks like you have been having some fun with your inks.. Very pretty my crafty friend.

Hugs~

shirley-bee said...

Wow, Gay, this is stunning!

Sande Nosek said...

Oh my goodness that is just beautiful!

Miek said...

YES i like it , this is so cool.

Sasha said...

Absolutely fabulous, Gay! Such great stamping and colouring techniques, and those colours are beautiful!

Please don't apologise for not commenting, Gay. It can be so difficult at times, especially if you have a busy life. Take care! xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Oh my gosh Gay this is GORGEOUS! Awesome stamping/masking work ! LOVE it, Shirleyx ps.. I hope you are doing wellx

Carol Q said...

yum... love the depth to the colouring

Faith A said...

Hi Gay, this is wonderful and the colours gorgeous, doesn't even look a one layer card. So much work but sooooooo worth it.

I may even case this, at least try to, in my digi way :)
x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

SUPER card Gay. Love the inky flowers. TF is a fave die of mine and I love how you masked and inked etc.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Samantha Elliott said...

Oh Gay! This is beautiful and what a great way to use the TF die. Great inspiration piece.
Well done.
xx

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is wonderful. The layering of colour gives such depth, and I love the textures and scripts too! Great work!

Patrice said...

It 's a more than beautiful card!!
Greets Patrice

Gio said...

This is gorgeous, Gay. One layer, but still looks like almost 3d!

Isabelle Norris said...

Absolutely stunning
hugs xxxx
isa

Chris R said...

I love your card! This is wonderful!

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow I didn't realise it was a one layer card until I read your post ! and love the layered patterns and inks.I too sometimes have a problem keeping up with commenting ..as you can see hee eh x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Wow Gay what a beauty. Marvelous combination and colors. Love the flowers
lovely greet
Marja

Stamping in Pink said...

completely out of the box idea, you clever, clever lady, it's absolutely stunning! Karen x

baileyrosy.com said...

Sensational ! What an amazing card, fab masking and inking such an original card.

Marie

Miranda said...

Wow what a lovely and great idea! Thanks for inspiring me, greet miranda

Dee said...

Hi Gay, colours and masking are great, so pretty. Dee x

Dee said...

Hi Gay, colours and masking are great, so pretty. Dee x

scrappymo! said...

This is so lovely and i think the think edge of white around some of the petals emphasizes them beautifully.

Barb King said...

I can't believe that is only one layer! Great card.

Jenny said...

Hi Gay, It's that white un inked edge that makes this card so amazing!!! the top flower looks like it's raised up...so clever:0) Well worth all the masking and inking :0)
Jenny x

eri*doodle said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! I never thought of masking. It is a beautiful inking job. Wow!

Take a peek at my Tattered Floral entries:
Rose Box - http://eridoodle.blogspot.com/2013/03/tattered-florals-vintage-rose-box.html
and
Lunch Bag rose - http://eridoodle.blogspot.com/2013/02/tim-holtz-tattered-florals-die-challenge.html

Best of luck in the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals challenge.
-Pam

Helen said...

You have inspired me to try this Gay. I may be a while before I reach your level of expertise though - absolutely stunning work. Should be on a wall!

Helen said...

Hi Gay you have inspired me to try this though it may be a while until I reach you level of expertise. Stunning work. It should be framed on a wall.

cardz said...

This is so pretty and I very inspired to try something similar. All that colour, shape, text and pattern. It is gorgeous.
Heather T

Sue McRae said...

Gorgeous!

craftimamma said...

Stunning card Gay and masking at it's best imo! Fabulous inspiration and I would never have thought of doing this. I too love the white edging as it creates definition for each flower. I shall have to give this a try.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

I was perusing ALL THE ENTRIES for Tim's challenge - WOW. Your card caught my eye -- amazing this is a one layer card! It is stunning. Now I am off to peruse YOUR blog... :)