Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Threes

This week Creative Card Crew wants black card stock, and Less Is More is asking for a one layer card with the theme of "3". This card has 2 sets of three: stamping, gilding flakes and dry embossing, as well as the three birds. It's the first time I've tried gilding flakes and I have to say, I think the effect is amazing - SO much better than my photography in the light of this apology of a British summer's day can reproduce. You'll have to trust me when I tell you that this card is a million times more dramatic in real life. The black is really black not grey, and the metallics glow - I LOVE that combination.


I used the same theme for this other card for House Mouse and Friends and Show us your Twinchies, a new site I just discovered which only launched last week, both of which have a theme of summer. I presume it's OK to mount my twinchies on a card already? Hopefully someone will tell me if I've broken the rules already! Twinchies are tiny pieces of art, just two inches by two inches, hence the name. I like the idea of small. Small and clean and simple. That's me. :-)

This adorable House Mouse stamp is masked before I stamped in sections, coloured it with Copics, Distress Inked (on my brand new craft sheet - yes I caved and I'm glad I did!) and the Patina Stickles were applied with a brush. It's another "3" card. Nothing to do with forgetting that the LIM card was supposed to be one layer. Of course. Ahem.


25 comments:

Carole said...

The first card is lovely and dramatic, I would love to see the effect of the gilding flakes. Breaking rules can be fun but it might not qualify, I'm not sure.
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Zoe said...

Thank you for entering these fab twinchies into our second challenge! Challenges run fortnightly, look forward to seeing more of your little pieces of art, good luck, Zoe xxx

Scrapmate said...

Beautiful cards.

Sue said...

Love you long card, and how you cute the image out in squares. Great coloring too. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

Eileen said...

I love your Twinchies ... fabulous work here ... good to see your Twinches mounted or not... as long as it's clear that they are 2inch X 2inch individual pieces of art before you make a card that's fine ... thanks for joining us.
Eileen xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

cute card good luck with the HMFMC124**
Happy crafting Ginny ♥

Chrissie said...

These are absolutely stunning! The gilding flakes look amazing!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

downrightcrafty said...

lovely layout and superb images a great idea so inspirational, thank you for joining us for this fort nights House Mouse Challenge and hope you will join us for the next challenge too
Hugs Kate x
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

Elaine said...

Love your 3 twinchies - they make a great card!

Donna Hanley said...

You have a fabulous card there. Terrific idea to break it up into squares. Thank you for playing along with use at House Mouse this week.

Linda said...

Great cards and twinchies. Love the birds done in the gilding flakes - stunning!
Your twinchies are so cute and look fab on the card. xx

FiLoMa said...

This card is beautiful. The colour of the birds is lovely. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew. Cheers FiLoMa DT

butterfly said...

The black card and gilded birds is sensational. I'm now very excited as I've got my first gilding flakes en route! Glorious card, and very inspiring!
Alison x

Yvette said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you used that House Mouse stamp. I have that stamp too. Must try it that way, if you don't mind.
Yvette

Claudia said...

Hi there, what two lovely cards. So different but just perfect.
Hugs Claudia

JD said...

Great cards! Nicely done!

Rica said...

Hi Rosey, hope all is well with you!!
Your cards are stunning - I love that beautiful gilding - it is stunning.
That is one of my first HM image and I love it - fabulous colouring and how you have turned it to a triptych is inspired - I love it!!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with the House Mouse and Friends challenge

andrea said...

Gorgeous twinchies,thankyou for joining in our challenge
Andrea

Sarah said...

Hey, I saw you on creative card and wanted to get a closer look. You have some really simple but clean and pretty cards here. I really like the less is more for the black card and how you seperated thoes three images for the happy birthday card. Very cute!
~Sarah

Monika Reeck said...

I am not sure if you embossed the first card but I can imagine it is really dramatic cause I love to use the embossing powder too..really lovely card in Black...
good luck with the challenge

I am also joining the challenge from Creative Card Crew my card is Nr. 88, would you mind to see it on my Blog? I would be so happy if you leave me some love :) many thanks before, hugs, Monika

Dot said...

Such a clever use of the H&M image, brilliant! Lovely colouring.
Thanks for joining us for this fortnights House Mouse Challenge and hope to see you again soon.
hugs Dorte,x

Natascha said...

So cute! Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs, Natascha

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a cute cards. Love your attention to detail! Thanks so much for joining us for our challenge at the Creative Card Crew!
Denise
CCC-DT

Holly Young said...

oh my goodness,,,,,,they are amazing!!!!!!

Tam said...

great cards. I love the 3 scenes of the mouse. And the colors.