Saturday, 8 March 2014

A little bit of green

Hello!

I have some new stamps. I couldn't wait to try them out. I had to wait DAYS before I got a spare moment. It was an agonizing wait, lol! Here is the first of the cards I made.
I am so happy with this card! It worked better than I had hoped. The green and espresso brown speech bubbles really pop off this one-layer card in real life. I'm not sure if you can get the effect on the computer, or not. This card involved a little masking to create the effect. I used PTI Doodlie-Do and Sweet Speech stamps. Inks are SU! Early Espresso and Mama Elephant Mojito.

I hesitated to get Doodlie-Do, even though I loved it at first sight. The hesitation was that some of the most striking examples I've seen are coloured with Copics, and I don't have Copics. But, it turns out that it works without being coloured, and in another card I made, I coloured with Inktense pencils and that worked too. :-) I am in love with this set!  I have several ideas brewing.  The Sweet Speech set fills a little gap in my stamp collection very nicely. They really are sweet!

I am entering into three challenges. In no particular order, I have entered:

The Card Concept. I'm not sure what style this is, CAS or CAG. Is it even clean with all those flowers? It was relatively simple to make.
CAS(E) This Sketch.
Make It Monday. We were asked to add texture to a one-layer card. I have used masking mixed with bold speech bubbles against a doodle background.

Today I had my Mum over for lunch to celebrate her birthday, which was yesterday. We had a lovely morning of playing cards (500) and a light lunch of salad and meats. It was really nice to spend some relaxed time together.

Thanks for coming by to visit!

Michelle
xxx


24 comments:

Lynn Mangan said...

Gorgeous. I love the pop of green against the black Michelle.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Are you kidding me - you just convinced me that I need this set because it looks so great un-coloured! Love the pop green, too! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

Kay said...

Love it! Doodlie-do is one of my new favorites, and I love how you used it!

mewTilman said...

Great card. Masking here was a terrific idea (taking notes as I write...). Can't wait to try this with a doodle background I've been struggling to use effectively.

~amy~ said...

This is lovely! I have yet to ink up my sweet speech....now I want that other set!

KayM said...

Oooooh this is fabulous! I love your background!! Beautiful work! So happy you joined us at The Card Concept!! :)

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too cute...love how you used those colors too, just amazing.

Laura B. said...

so, so, so fabulous!! Love the masking!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Fabulous take Michelle!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Fabulous take Michelle!

Sian Ridley said...

I know exactly what you mean about hesitating to get a certain stamp set because of the amazing things you've seen done with it that are totally out of your comfort zone - I do that all the time! I'm glad you went for it though as this card is gorgeous! It's nice to see people put their own mark on things :)

Marybeth said...

I would be very pleased with this card too! It's gorgeous! I so wish I would have bought this set..I thought I already had too many flower sets.

Joyce said...

This is stunning, and it does look fabulous uncolored. I never would have thought to pair it with Sweet Speech, but I see that you are really on to something. Fabulous stamping and masking.

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

This one has definitely caught my eye! Great design and simplicity!

Maureen Merritt said...

I thought your background was patterned paper, stunning!! Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) this Sketch!

http:/drdeweypibbs.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful card. I love this set also.I have used it a lot. Soooo versatile.

Kerin said...

I love your card because you showed that this doodle set looks great uncolored too! The green sentiment really pops! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you created your pattern on this card, Michelle! I think the flowers look really elegant in black and white...such a great CAS design!

Jen W. said...

Love the fact that these flowers look just as cool uncolored - it makes the set so versatile! And it pairs perfectly with those speech bubbles! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Jen W. said...

Love the fact that these flowers look just as cool uncolored - it makes the set so versatile! And it pairs perfectly with those speech bubbles! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Leigh Penner said...

This looks amazing, Michelle! I love your wonderful take on the sketch!

LEG Studios said...

Such an eye-catching card! I love it!

Betty J. said...

Love how you stamped this really cool one layer card. Great job, Michelle. Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) this sketch and hope to see you again ;-) Hugs, Betty

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this card is so lovely! I just love the background and your use of the challenge colours! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!