Tuesday, May 7, 2013



Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Are you ready for another ColourQ challenge?  How about this:

Gorgeous!  I wish I had a place to wear this…..of course, I guess I could always STAMP in a skirt like this, right?!! LOL!  Anyway, I took the liberty of adding Crumb Cake to the mix when making my card.  A couple of weeks ago, I fell in love with this one-layer card and vowed to try this simple masking technique myself!  So here we go:

My first step was to cut a circle in a piece of scrap paper; then I clipped the mask to my Crumb Cake panel.  I brayered the inside circle with Craft White ink, then heat-dried it and stamped floral images from Summer Silhouettes and Fabulous Florets in the challenge colors, still leaving the mask intact.  The Blush Blossom flowers are a bit hard to see, but they are there!  To make the circle stand out a bit more, I used the reverse part of the mask (the circle) and laid it on top of my stamped area, and sponged some Crumb Cake around it, just to give it some more depth; I also paper pierced it.  I made a banner with vellum cardstock, embossing my sentiment from the retiring Friendly Phrases set in white ink and white EF, then mounted it with my shabby bow.  Can you believe this---I dyed my seam binding with Sage Shadow ink, and this is the green that it gave me!!  So weird, but I just went with it!

This is also for The Kraft Journal’s Make It Monday challenge, which is “Just for Her”!

Now, what can you create with this beautiful springy-sunshiney palette?  I can’t wait to see what floral masterpieces you come up with!  Be sure to share them with us all over at the ColourQ blog!  We can’t wait to see them!

Putting the baby dolls to bed:


stampwithsandy said...

This is fabuous, LeAnne! I love your technique using white craft ink and will have to give that a try.

Linda said...

This is so soft and pretty - love it!

Life Full of Sunflowers said...

this is beautiful LeAnne and have to give it a try. I love Cassidy's baby dolls - they make me think of Elizabeth when she was little so many years ago :(

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Your card is really Beautiful! You can't even tell the it's a one layer card when you first look at it. It has a three-dimensional look, I think the paper piercing is what puts it over the top. You are super talented!

Alli said...

LeAnne I LOOOOOVE your card!!!!
LOVE that dress too!
What wonderful colours!!!!

Anonymous said...

LeAnn, this is such a gorgeous creation! I love how the masking turned out soft in tones...must give it a go!! Wow...Sage Shadow? Haven't seen that in while! LOL!!

lotta joy said...

I'm so proud of you for continuing making beautiful cards. I finally stored my card making supplies away in the walk-in closet and bought hanging shoe racks to hold my punches. My book got published last month and I'm already working on the sequel. So. . . no time for cards or visiting blogs for a while. Sad.

Elaine M said...

Gotta give this a try - your card turned out so lovely!!!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Ahhh it's so sweet seeing Cassidy taking care of her babies. I hope they enjoyed their nap;)
Your card is very soft and pretty. I really like the sponging you did in the circle and the pretty flowers you stamped.

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous card. Love these colors.

Kara said...

Live this. The circle. The vellum. So pretty!!

veronica said...

i love the way you masked off, and then used a brayer for your white! i would've never thought of that. those flowers are beautiful too.

Tracey McNeely said...

LeAnne this is so pretty, that ribbon and the embossed vellum--swoon! I see Mommy is hard at work.

Linda said...

Very pretty card.
OK the first day of retirement he wakes up sick. Very bad cold. Not a good start.
I spent the day at my MIL house we are selling cleaning and pricing. One room kinda done. 9 to go:(

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Ooh! I think this is absolutely gorgeous LeAnne.
I will have to give this technique a try. Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

Bonnie said...

Love these colors! Maybe I'll have a chance to use them. Your card is AWESOME! Love that technique and keep thinking I'll try it. The embossed, vellum tag is perfect!

Vicki Burdick said...

This is gorgeous!!!

~Tammy~ said...

I love those beautiful colors with Kraft! Thank you for sharing in our gallery at The Kraft Journal this week!

jessica said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the colors and the sentiment is GREAT!!
Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at The Kraft Journal for our "Just For Her" Challenge!
I hope to see you back on Monday for a brand new challenge!

mudmaven said...

Absolutely gorgeous LeAnne! Love the softness of it. I think I'll have to try that technique! ~chris

Andrea said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the colors and the stamps.

Karen Letchworth said...

What a wonderful card with awesome color scheme. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week.
The Kraft Journal

P.S. I miss those days of watching my girls care for their dear dollies. They were good little Mamas in their day. SO sweet to watch. Enjoy her youth; as it passes much too quickly.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Wow, LeAnne! What a beautiful card! Great layout and the bow goes perfectly with the card!

Anne Marie Hile said...

LOVE this one, Leanne! Wow!

H2 :) said...

Oh my, LeAnne, this is GORGEOUS! On first glance I thought it was a circular window, with a vellum stamped panel behind. What a fabulous technique & stunning result. Love your shabby bow too! :)

Unknown said...

This is beautiful! Can I ask a silly question? How did you paper pierce such a big circle? :)