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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Less is More - One layer with stripes - Card 3

This is my third go at this week's Less is More challenge, using stripes.  To me, this card has not photographed very well, but I hope you can see it.  It is a basic hammered white card, which has gone a bit blue in the photographing.  I might try to redo that again in the morning if the light is better.

The stripes this time have been embossed with gilding flakes.  You dare not even breathe while applying those, they just fly everywhere.  The stamps are a set from Barbara Gray's Clarity Stamps.  The rose was coloured with my beloved Derwent watercolour pencils.  (I have always loved crayons since I was tiny, but this set beats them all.  I take a set with me on holiday as they fit very nicely into the caravan.)    It is not obvious from this photo that I have used crystal glaze over the top of the rose to seal it.

Hopefully, I might get more ideas on how to interpret stripes, so you may see me back again this week.  Who knows?  In the meantime, thank you to all those who have visited me and left such lovely comments.


Eloise said...

great card! love your coloring on the rose. i bet the stripes really shimmer in person.

Chrissie said...

Goodness yet another version... I love gilding flakes... they have a superb effect...this particular mix is great.
I love Derwent pencils too, have you tried the Inktense variety, they are fab.
Thanks again Maggie.
"Less is More"

Linda said...

A beautiful card, great colouring of that lovely rose image and a sweet sentiment to go with it.

Jan said...

Such a pretty card Maggie. I zoomed in on it and the colours in the stripes are beautiful. I too love the Derwent watercolour pencils and keep a set in our caravan.... how strange is THAT! I find them so easy to use for any project.

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous card. I have seen those pots of gilded flakes and stayed well clear of them!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Bernie said...

What a beautiful card, your coloring is superb, love the sweet!
Blessings Bernie

Mandi said...

Great card Maggie, super effect with the gilding flakes
Thank you
"Less is More!

xxxtglxxx said...

This is lovely! So well balanced with those stripes too! :)