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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Dream

Welcome to my new follower, Carole of Card and Cake. Thank you for joining me.

When I saw that the Less is More Challenge this week is One Layer with the theme of 'Dreams', I knew which stamp I wanted to use.  I hadn't anticipated taking four days to find the stamp, so much for my organising system!

First I made made a square stencil, using a scrap of card and put it over the base card, securing with low tack tape.  Then I punched a 1 1/2" circle to use as a mask for the moon and positioned it in the square aperture, using repositional glue.  Next I used an Adirondack 'Denim' inkpad, applying the ink with an Ink Duster.  After removing the stencil and mask, I stamped the Little Claire 'Do All the Things' stamp with Versafine 'Onyx'.  The text reads 'Do all the things you've dreamt of, all day long.'

I'm off the a craft fair in Shepton Mallet tomorrow, with a friend.  I was lucky enough to win two entrance tickets, so that means we've got more pennies to spend at the show.  Fingers crossed there will be a bargain or two there! :-) 

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26 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Liz and I love your pretty blue masked square with the lovely silhouette stamp on top which stands out beautifully against the white masked moon in the background. Those brushes give a lovely smooth finish to the blended ink, although I'm sure there is a lot of skill in wielding the brush too. I didn't realise there was a craft fair at Shepton Mallet tomorrow or I may well have come along as it is only an hour or so from where I live here in Somerset. We could have met up for a chat but unfortunately I have something else on now so can't do it. Have a great time and get lots of lovely goodies. x

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    1. The Ink Dusters are so easy to use, Pat. I just about mastered using a brayer for backgrounds, but that technique always seemed to waste a lot of ink.

      It's a shame you're busy tomorrow. It would have been good to finally meet IRL. Shepton Mallet is only about an hour away from me too, but in the opposite direction. There's always next year, or perhaps the craft show in Taunton next year, as that's probably near you too.

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  2. What a gorgeous stamp Liz, well worth the 4 days it took to find it! I reckon our craft rooms must look a bit similar ;-) You've created such a perfectly dreamy look, really soft and delicate. Fab card! Thanks so much for playing at Less is More, and enjoy the craft show :)

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  3. Very, very beautiful. Have fun at the craft show
    Jane

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  4. Lovely card Liz. Perfect interpretation of 'Dreams'!

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  5. Lovely card Liz...I like your blue inking background. Have a good day at the craft fair tomorrow.

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  6. Love this stamp and you have made a great work with your masking! Fab CAS!

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  7. Beautiful card Liz, love the background and beautiful stamp.
    Enjoy the show.
    Pam x

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  8. That really is a beautiful stamp Liz. A really lovely card. Have fun at the show on Thursday and perhaps you show us the goodies you buy. Barbxx

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  9. Love this Liz. Maybe because it includes one of my favorites - silhouettes! Really pretty with the masked moon too.

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  10. I have the same stamp, but didn't think of it... This really is a dreamy card and a way we would like to spent a lot of our days :)!

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  11. Lovely card Liz and beautiful stamp and background

    Anne

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  12. So glad you found the stamp, it does look very dreamy on the blue.
    I hope you enjoy the show, it's just down the road from me but I daren't go! It used to be once a year but now it's twice which seems dangerous.

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  13. Fabulous card Liz, fits the challenge perfectly.
    Enjoy the craft show, I'' looking forward to seeing your purchases already!
    Janice x

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  14. This is just perfect Liz and certainly a dreamy and delightful scene. Superb crisp stamping and inky blending. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah x

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  15. Hi Liz,
    oh this is so gorgeous, and I love your wonderful scene.
    Your ink dusting is ace, and also your stamping is too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  16. CAS and oh, so lovely. I love the black silhouette against the blue background.

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  17. This is such a pretty image, and I love how the sentiment is woven through the branches! Delightful card!

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  18. This is so gorgeous, Liz!! What a beautiful image!! I love it against the blue background!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  19. What a dreamy scene! Terrific design! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  20. Love the stamped image and the moon really stands out on your card..

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  21. Perfect for our challenge, Liz. I love the silhouette on the dreamy blue. It did make me chuckle though, it's so frustrating when you know you have something and you just can't find it! I hope you had a good time at the show.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  22. Yes, I often spend more time looking for things than crafting! It was worth the search for this stamp - your masking work is fabulous and the whole effect is perfect.

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  23. It's a really lovely dreamy card Liz xxx

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  24. I love the way she is lying along the tree branch. This is a perfect one layer card.Miss Di and I are already planning our next escapades.! Watch this space. Hugs Mrs A.

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  25. Rather her than me in that tree Liz, but she looks really relaxed and dreamy!
    Super card.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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