Followers.... thank you xx

Sunday, 13 March 2011

One Layer Off the Edge

Less is more week 6... .one layer, off the edge. 

I can't tell you how many goes I had before I got this CLEAN!... every time I stamped the image there was a black smudge some where!  I was ready to throw things out of the window!

 I  randomly coloured the image with artists oil pastels... I've never used these before and  I don't know how to use them.. I just went for it with twos shades of blue and a yellow then blended it all together with  cotton  buds. I quite like the look.


 Amended 15.03.2011
The butterfly stamp is from an A4 sheet  from Elusive Images called Patchwork Butterfly
Elusive images no longer trades
but will be relaunching soon as Chocolate Baroque 

I've also entered this into One Stop Craft Challenge which this week is Clean and Simple
***
This is one of the rejects ... cut out ready to use in a journal... probably.
 I changed my mind about the colours because these are the ones I always go for...decided I should try some thing else.

tc sue xx

31 comments:

Lynne K said...

Love this! That stamp was made for this theme, and your colouring is gorgeous! Lynne x

Stamps and Paper said...

A lovely card.

Anne

Mandi said...

Hi Sue
This is stunning
The little areas on rubber stamps that catch are so annoying aren't they. I tend to have a quick look and run my finger quickly on areas that catch. If there is a particular edge that constantly catches I take my craft knife and cut it off!
Thanks for entering with such a FAB card, the colours are fabulous
mandi
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

LOVELY card

Kathyk

Paula said...

nice design and liking the oil pastel colouring

Linby said...

Your work is always amazing and it makes my day to know that you too have smudges! This is a truly beautiful card.
Linbyx

Jo said...

This is a gorgeous card, lovely stamp coloured beautifully. Jo x

Katina said...

Stunning card and you've used the oil pastels to great effect! xx

Susan said...

Sue, that big butterfly is so pretty....and I love your coloring!!

veronica said...

great minds think alike - had just decided to use this when I saw your post! Know what you mean about the blots, and you can't add a flower of dragonfly to hide them for this challenge either............. love the blues and greens you used, and it looks perfect stamping to me!!

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Suzi Love your beautiful butterfly.The colouring is lovely. Hugs x ChrisB

Chrissie said...

This is lovely and it's great if you can salvage some of your trials or mistakes or whatever you call them to use in another project.
Thanks for joining us...see you next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Margaret said...

Lovely card and the painting medium worked well.

Just love those bluebells

Bea said...

stunning butterfly - beautiful card

Michelle said...

such a beautiful image and a lovely card xx

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a gorgeous butterfly - i love those colours
Lisa

Caroline Hallett said...

lovely colours in this - makes me yearn for spring to truely arrive x

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Trying to be constructive but all I can say is "GORGEOUS". Its fab!
Thanks for the loan of the book - it may be a while before you get it back - I am trying to read this months book lol!

Aquarius said...

I bet there were quite a few cards flying out of windows this week!! This butterfly is a great stamp for the off the edge idea and the 'reject' is looking good too - we never throw anything away!!

Vicky Hayes said...

That large-scale butterfly is a real attention-grabber and I love the oil pastel colouring. I love your card!

Susan Allan said...

Lovely! Very pretty and delicate. I even like your reject!
Sue xxxx

Aileen said...

Great colouring on your butterfly and because of it's size it really suits being off the edge. x

Maureen said...

lovely card and I know just what you mean about smudges - they get me every time!!

Maureen said...

Lovely card and I know just what you mean about smudges - they get me every time!!

Gina said...

A lovely card Sue and the colours you've chosen look gorgeous together.
Gina x

TAM said...

Stunning card and for a first go at using Artist's oil pastels I'd say you've cracked it - the colours in both butterflies is fabulos.

AsAlwaysAngela said...

Such a GORGEOUS card! The coloring is perfect and that stamp is just spectacular! Please do contact me if you read this and share what the stamp is if you are ok with sharing!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

You've made a lovely card here. I think there have been lots of 2nd/3rd (and more) attempts at this week's card. I know I tried 3 times myself!
Hugs, Sandra

Lynne said...

Well worth the effort though, this is fantastic.
Lynne xxx

Francesca said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and Good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous card, the butterfly is simply stunning.