I have been playing around, not entirely successfully, with shadow stamping today taking inspiration from both the current Indigo Blu and Less is More challenges. The theme from Indigo Blu is 'Spring Blossoms' while on Less is More it is one layer week with a shadow stamping theme. The stamp I have used is called 'Stylised Flowers' from Indigo Blu. This has been stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver pearl embossing powder. I then used circle masks to colour the backgrounds of each flower using my ink dusters. The trickiest part was inking up the stamp with three different colour inks at the same time as I wanted to get the same 'shift' in each of the shadows. The final touch was to wipe and buff the embossed flowers to make them 'pop'.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Today I have made a card for no other reason than I was inspired by this week's challenge on Less is More, a colour challenge 'A Touch Of Turquoise' (my favourite colour!). The stamp is one of my first ever stamps from Papermania, which I have stamped on hammered cardstock and cut out. The centre of the flower is filled with seed beads and I have used my ink dusters to create a delicate mist of turquoise ink around the flower. The card is finished with a stamped sentiment (again one that I have had for ages) and a tiny turquoise butterfly. I hope I've managed to convey the 'touch of' message and can't wait to join in again!
Taking inspiration from the Less is More 'Round and Round' and the Addicted to CAS 'Wheels' challenges this week I made this card for my daughter Laura's partner, Max. He is a very keen sports addict and the more extreme the sport the better as far as I can understand! So my card for Max is an iris folded pattern of my own design for a bicycle. I'm not sure it completely fits the notion of CAS, maybe not quite enough white space, but will I enter it into ATCAS and as my second entry into the LIM challenge anyway and let the experts decide!