Sunday, 13 May 2012

LIM 67 - One layer - take 3 stamps

This week  LIM week 67 is to take 3 stamps.  Using just 3 was hard - two stamps, was easy -but each time I added a third...

My aim was to use the worn rectangular stamp (from Hero Arts) to give the effect of blue skies and come up with something a bit more spring like, but couldn't quite get the right blue - its such much easier to brayer or sponge - but then it wouldn't be three stamps!   And right now I have a card with a gorgeous blue rectangle ready for some other stamping... so maybe later in the week it will fall into place!

However, after using a lot of scrap paper, I came up with something I was reasonable happy with:

The flower and the sentiment are Penny Black - my photo does not do the sentiment justice - it is:

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our soul blossom.
Marcel Proust

We spent yesterday in Somerset with friends, it was such a lovely day, the sun shone and we wandered round Wells and along the river.  This time of year is lovely with such promise.

And an appeal...

I'm a fan of Vicky (aka Crafting Clare) and both Vicky and   Margaret (making papercrafts)  this week mentioned a post by Jo Street To quote Vicky:
I always like to feel that our crafting can help others. I was reading  this post by Jo Street of Dinky Daisy Designs yesterday - she has been devastated by the plight of a little girl at a playgroup her son attends. Jo wants to do something to help so she's holding a sale of cards to raise money for Candlelighters, the organisation which will be caring for the little girl and supporting her stricken family. It seems to me that it's easy to make two cards if you're making one and I think lots of us could spare some from our stash, so do pop over to Jo's blog and offer your services.

So this card, is one of a number I'm sending to Jo, for her card sale, to raise money for Candlelighters.


  1. It may have been a long process Anna, but the end result is fab!
    Super card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Superb result!
    I love your colors ...


  3. Great card - love the subtle colouring of the background and flower!!

  4. Gorgeous card Anna
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  5. Beautiful composition and colors-Deanna

  6. This is such a lovely card and the sentiments is wonderful!

  7. Wehat a lovely card Anna - well worth the effort. Well done Jo on putting out the word to everyone!

  8. What a great composition. Less is definitely more!

  9. I have always loved this stamp. The sky behind it is perfect too. Very pretty card and the sentiment is beautiful also.