Saturday, 14 May 2011

You know when you have an idea in your head….

….but no matter how hard you try you can’t transpose it on to card?  Well, that’s how I feel today!  Todays challenge over on LIM is One layer embossing….and here’s my attempt!

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I’ve had a go at resist embossing! (I think that’s what it’s called!)  I’ve embossed what I consider to be an early morning scene using Silhouette Sentiments and Pocket Silhouettes in black.  I’ve then used a mask and inked in the sun using Tangerine Tango and Real Red.  And finally, I finished it off using Marina Mist and Wasabi green.  Added a sentiment from Heard from the Heart and voila….a mediocre card!  LOL!

I’m going to give this another go later in the week….so any tips for improvement would be gratefully received!  I think top of the list is BUY AN ANTISTATIC BAG!!

Thanks for looking

35 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful card, I love the bird in the sun anad the flowers, great use of colors.

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  2. I agree with my sister Carla, it is a wonderful scene!

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  3. Perhaps the reason you aren't happy with it is because you feel it's a little "busy" for a CAS card - that said .... it's still a lovely card - as Carla and Gerda agree!

    Kathyk

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  4. Hello Linda, Fantastic work.
    A hug from Palma Island

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  5. Fab images and lovely colouring, but I agree with Kathy, perhaps it's too much for a LIM card? I do love it though!
    Lizy x

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  6. lovely colours, and i love the image

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  7. This is absolutely stunning - a beautiful sunset scene, but I agree with Kathy and Lizy; it's a bit "more" than "less" - gorgeous, nonetheless!!

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  8. I think that a little talc on a cotton ball can help if you don't have an anti-static bag handy... those errant tiny grains of embossing powder are hardly visible before embossing, but afterwards look enormous!
    If you want to use this kind of image for a CAS card it's often a good idea to mask off a panel for your image, so that there are still areas of white space around your scene.
    Often too, the idea of emboss resist is to use a clear embossing powder over white card or some that you have coloured and then add it it with subsequent layers, so that different colours you have used are preserved as you build up more.
    Have fun with it!
    Homily over!
    Thanks so much for joining us with this great technique.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  9. Beautiful card. Hugs Rita xx

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  10. You've created a beautiful scene. A lovely card. x

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  11. There`s nothing mediocre about this card, it`s super. Don`t be too hard on yourself.
    Lynne xxx

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  12. Lovely scene you've created. I've struggled with the dreaded black dots this week too....

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  13. I think this is a great card. I'd have been pleased to have made it!
    Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

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  14. I love scene cards they take so much work but are so worth it!!
    kelly xx

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  15. Oh yes those little bags help no end! I like your card it is cheerful and full of promise for a sunny summer. XOXO Zoe

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  16. Lovely card, well done.
    Maureen......x

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  17. Super effective card, but a little more 'More' than 'Less' is I may say
    Sorry you aren't overly happy, as this will have taken a lot of time and trouble
    Thank you Linda
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  18. This is a beautiful scene you've created. Jo

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  19. Very pretty...love the bird silhouetted against the sun...lovely:)!!

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  20. A gorgeous scene on this card

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  21. It may be a little more than less but I love it, well done you. Hazel x

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  22. Gorgeous card, love it:0) xxx

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  23. Linda, it might be a little too much "more" and not enough "less"...but it's a beautiful card...with lots of work in it!

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  24. Lovely card, the background really makes the silhoutte flowers stand out :)
    Jenny x

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  25. Lovely scene, and so well constructed.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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I'd love to hear what you think....thanks for looking :-)