Saturday, 11 May 2013

Less is More.... one layer ;-D

Hi there, I hope all is good with you? We have been spoiled lately with wonderful weather but it's raining on and off today so I decided to have a crafty afternoon, it's good to be playing again!
So I just wanted to share my quick card for LIM where this week the challenge is to make a one layer card with a coloured base. I chose black!
Edited: I made a silly mistake and 'black' is not on the coloured card list duh!! silly me!!


 This could be quite a tricky challenge, working with a dark base you have to be able to make a lighter image, luckily I have a great ink pad > Brilliance, moonlight white :D

 

 I used a mask and inked through it and coloured with various Copic pens

Thank you for dropping by, I hope you have a great weekend, hugs Gay x
Supplies:D I bought mine from the Craft Barn
Imagination Crafts, Dragonflies Poppies mask
Moonlight White Brilliance ink pad
White pen

42 comments:

Carina said...

great card,i love the flowers!

Valerie said...

Hi Gay your card is gorgeous! Love those poppies, so pretty:) Shame about the weather eh? I've put the heating back on!
Val x

Di said...

Oh Gay - this is absolutely STUNNING!! I adore it.

Hugs, Di xx

Crafty Lark said...

Waw, I do like this so much, I also love those inkpads. xx Flora

Stamps and Paper said...

Gay just love the stunning effect of your gorgeous card..it's cold here and we also have put the heating back on....

Anne

Elaine said...

Great card - those flowers really stand out on the black!

Katina said...

Simply beautiful Gay! The colours are so striking against the black.
xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the flowers.xxx

Margaret said...

Wow this is just beautiful Gay
Margaret x

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness Gay, your card stands out a mile on the gallery!! It's just so beautiful and I'm tempted to try a black card base now. Stunning work Gay.
Jenny x

Chrissie said...

Gay, this is simply stunning... what a fabulous card! Your technique is fabulous.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Susan said...

I don't know what stamp you used, but it is simply gorgeous, Gay!! Your coloring is perfection!! LOVE this!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
This is a stunning card... Love it ... Hope you are well...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Linda R said...

WOW! I am loving your card my sweet friend. I don't think I have ever used black as the background. Looks fab..

Hugs~

Rosemary said...

stunning card, gay! the way you colored the flowers is so beautiful!!

Suzi B said...

Hi Gay this card is STUNNING!
I bought this stencil at HSNW yesterday ... not sure it will ever look as good as this.
Suzi B xx

Norma Craddock said...



Great Card, colour and design x

shirley-bee said...

What a stand-out card, Gay!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful.
luv
Debby

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - that's soooo pretty Gay. Love it. Very striking.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Gay - this is just lovely - and now I have found LIM - thanks Mxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Gay - a stunning card. The flowers really "pop" out of the black background - so classy and elegant, as your cards always are! Love that Poppy mask!

Have a relaxing day - hugs, Sylvia xx

Elin Larsson said...

Soo beautiful Gay! Love it! Hope you keep on crafting and blogging for fun!!! That's what most important to feel joy!! Even though I don't make comment on all your posts I love them and thinks about you. As you say time isn't always enough.
Happy spring!
Hugs
Elin

Suze Bain said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Gay, I love how you've done the flowers. (but am I going to be the only party pooper and say you weren't supposed to use black - mind you I wouldn't worry about it, one of Chrissie's cards isn't even one layer! Guffaw!). xx

ilse said...

wonderful card ,love the flowers

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Gay, the white stamping on black really pops. Your colouring adds to it as well. Hope you are having a great weekend, Cheers, Shirleyx

Patricia said...

What a stunningly beautiful card those flowers are wonderful
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Linby said...

Just stunning,so effective.
Linbyx

Sasha said...

Hi Gay!
Your card is stunning! I love florals, and yours look beautiful against the black card. Such a lovely technique, too.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, and your lovely comments! xx

Christine said...

Wow, great card Gay! The colours are just beautiful!
Hug
Christine

Karen B said...

Beautiful Gay. Snap.......I made mine on kraft card til I read the instructions again! Still posted it as I thought I'd got more than enough colour on it...... Your card is beautiful and I don't think it would look so sensational done on another colour.

Karen x

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Gay! A real WOW factor here
xx

Viv said...

It looks fabulous Gay, very dramatic, I love the pretty flowers too :) Viv xx

Craftilicious said...

I don't think it matters that you chose black - it's simply stunning! I MUST give that technique a try (although I doubt mine will look half as good!)
Tara
x

Karin said...

great looking card, love the contrast!

Faith A said...

Fantabulous delicious card, love it.

Anita said...

I've never before have seen such a stunning and gorgeous card! it's so elegant and stunning :)
Anita

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm sorry black is a neutral, apparently. No matter, Gay, this card is a total winner in my book and it's being saved in the winner folder! I shall be trying this; I have that white ink. I'm drooling over the effect you achieved of pink blossoms shimmering in the moonlight!!

craftimamma said...

I'm so glad you made a mistake with your card base colour choice Gay, otherwise we wouldn't have got to see this absolutely stunning card. I love masks and think I need to seek this one out because it's a beauty and your skill shows it off to perfection.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

lin_ka1 said...

I am enamored with Your card. For me it is perfect. I congratulate you an idea and implementation.

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous card!

baileyrosy.com said...

Sensational ! My this is a difficult one to pull off but you created a real work of art here, I was totally blown away when i saw this.

Marie