Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Less is More was nearly nothing!!

Whoo-hoo - I've managed a challenge card this week and or course it is Less is More.
I didn't dare miss again - I'll get shouted at - I do wish life would be a little kinder with time.


This one nearly ended up in the bin. I stamped my image onto the card, masked it then used the Tim Holtz script stamp over the image. I then did a mask in reverse - ie. tore a hole in the paper so that I could ink through it  -  and oh boy did that take some getting right!!! At this point I used a combination of distress inks to ink over the masked butterfly and the script. I stamped another butterfly,  slightly darker in Adirondak aubergine ink, cut it out and attached it to the one beneath.

Apart from struggling to get my negative the right shape and in the right place thing were going swimmingly up to this point - then disaster struck in the shape of cat paw marks across my card!! This will teach me to put the ink away before answering the phone.

Fortunately said cat had managed to miss the image and inking, otherwise he might just have been given a flying lesson from the second floor balcony!!! I managed to rescue the image by cutting it out and attaching it to a piece of blue and fastening it to another card - pheww - but not what I really wanted but who know if time will be a little kinder to me perhaps I will have time to ..................try again!!
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33 comments:

Fleur said...

Heather it's stunning, really pretty
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Mandi said...

Hi Heather, daresn't miss..why lol
Your card is fabulous, as ever
All your hard work and tricky technique paid off
it;s wonderful!
thanks so much
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi wow such a beautiful card . I love the combination of the butterfly and writing. Sounds so complicated but worth it for the end result. My greyhound yesterday had my magnolia creation in her mouth and was off to put it in her stash of slippers and teddies lol. I know plan to put them straight in a box lol. Kitty :D

judith@poppy cottage said...

In spite of the cat's input, it's still a lovely card. I love the colours that you have chosen, Judith xx

Hannah said...

Love the pale watercolour style background and the realistic butterfly, very beautiful :)

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning the detail on this is amazing and i just adore it hugs cheryl xxxx

Anesha said...

Beautiful card Heather, sounds like you went through a lot with this card. Poor furry baby, he only wanted to help! :) Hugs Anesha

Jo said...

This is a gorgeous card Heather, really stunning, despite the best attempts of your cat to ruin it!

Jo x

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card
Beryl x

Pauline said...

This is beautiful! Love that stamp, and the soft colours too.

Marie Gamber said...

I think the butterfly and script go so well together. The card is so elegant! Masking is a technique I still need to practice! Thank you so much for sharing and being such and inspiration!
Hugs, Marie

Sheena said...

Maybe the cat was looking for your previous card? Lol

It turned out great anyway!

Sheena
xxx

mustavcoffee said...

Fantastic card Heather, all brilliant techniques and kitty didn't ruin it, thank heavens. I love this! The butterfly is fabulous and the text works so well, such pretty colours too :0) xxx

Moni said...

Hi hun, I think that this card is gorgeous, love the script background and love the butterfly you used. Hugs,moni

Aileen said...

What a lovely card. Glad you were able to rescue it. x

Danielle said...

Fabulous card Heather! I love this look and so glad your cat's paw prints didn't ruin it! Love the combo of distress ink colours!
Hugs, Danielle

gibmiss said...

Hi
Fabulous card ...love it ...
hugs
sylvie
xx

Marie said...

It's so good to hear that there are more people out there that get help from their cats. Don't know how many times I have to try to get rid of paw prints from my cards. It is a real stunner! Wonderful card!
Love n hugs
Marie

Vera said...

IN the bin???
Oh no!
Its beautiful :)
Love it simplicity!!

Have a great evening!

Vera

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! Beautiful stamps and the colours fit great together.
Take care.
Hugs, Sandra

Cazro said...

Your hard work was worth it, a beautiful card. Caz

Viv said...

It's a beautiful card, well done. Hope your cat doesn't try to 'help' with future cards lol :O) Viv xx

Linby said...

A stunning card-just beautiful.
Linbyx

Paula said...

I KNEW it was the right decision not to accept the very kind offer a pedigree Siamese kitten - I dread to think what state my husband's antiquarian books would be in after said cat had walked through my craft room first. Hope you manage to squeeze in some time for another go. Had you not told the tale no-one would have known it wasn't as intended.
Hope you have a better day tomorrow.
Paula (PEP)

Lisa A. said...

Simply lovely!! Love the background with your pretty butterfly...so nice:)!!

kingstonmama said...

Well, in spite of everything it turned out beautifully! Love it.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card Heather.
I didn't realise till joining this challenge how many times I hide smudges!
luv
Debby

Reggirl said...

Looks like a butterfly just landed on your card while taking the picture!!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Heather and I think that maybe the layering has added to the look of this ,, framed it perfectly !! Gorgeous butterfly and the script and background is fab ! I love the idea of making a torn mask ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

ps, ,, you're NOT allowed to throw puddy cats off balconies ,, the peeps below won't like it !! lol :-)

Susan said...

Well, Heather...it all ended well! Beautifully done!

Julie said...

Turned out fab even if not as first intended

Tasha said...

Wow well i think it turned out so beautifully! I love the look and i think it is so incredibly elegant!
love tasha xx

America said...

hard work always pays off woman!! This is a great technique and this lovely CAS card is gorgeous!!

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