Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Peaceful Wishes


This week it's time for another colour challenge over at the Simply Less Is More Challenge Blog.  Chrissie and Mandi have decided to ask us to make a card using the
COLOURS
of
OUR NATION'S FLAG!

I live in the USA, and our flag colors are Red, White and Blue.  I always check the LIM challenge the first moment I can get on my computer each Saturday.  I thought a lot about what I would do with this challenge, but I did not have time until this morning to do anything with my thoughts.  Very early in the day today, I saw THIS post from Susan Raihala of Simplicity. Susan's work always moves me. I wish I could see things through her eyes.  Susan used the Acrylic Block Stamping technique in her creation today - one I have never seen before. When I viewed Susan's creation with this technique, I immediately knew what I would do for the LIM challenge.  My card is a CASE of Susan's, but it has it's own character.  After trying this technique several times on white card stock, I decided I needed to use water color paper and I loved the results.  I am so pleased with this creation. I really love it, and I know I will use this technique again and again. Thank you so much for coming to view!

20 comments:

Karen Aicken said...

I haven't used that technique in awhile - thanks for reminding me about it with your BEAUTIFUL card. Just lovely. TFS!
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

This is so beautiful lovely card ;)

Jenny said...

That's an amazing effect Stephanie, I have forgotten all about it after seeing Susan's card!
The patch of blue ink looks like the ocean with the bird flying over and the sentiment is just lovely :)
Jenny x

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Mandi said...

This does it for me Stephanie, its wonderful!
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIm
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

And I loved it too but haven't yet gotten round to trying it - just might now though, having seen your fabulous card using the technique

Kathyk

Carla said...

great card, love your background, it gives an amazing effect.

Suze Bain said...

I really fancy trying this technique too. You've created a fabulous 'sky' for your peace dove. xx

Susan Raihala said...

Oh my goodness! What a lovely card! The background turned out beautifully and works perfectly with your sentiment. LOVE the colors, too!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I LOVE how that blue background came out, it is perfect for behind that bird. I'm gonna have to try that one.

Sientje said...

Your card is beautifull. And that technique. I like it to. I've seen it somewere else but the way Susan is doing it with the twinkling H2O is also beautifull.

Aileen said...

Super result. I've fancied having a go at this too, yours has come up fab! x

Chrissie said...

Just love this Stephanie, I think that random splodgy effect is simply tremendous!
Fabulous card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less us More"

Penny said...

What a truly beautiful effect, just like a dappled summer sky. Well done on such an original card!

June Houck said...

Stunning and beautiful!

Fiona said...

Great technique and beautiful card

kingstonmama said...

This is beautiful, Stephanie. I love the effect you've created. The red bird looks beautiful against that beautiful blue. I must give this technique a try, as well!

Susan said...

Stephanie, you totally rocked this challenge!! I love the effect of the watercolor....what a fabulous card!

Tracy said...

Beautiful card :)

Luci said...

You are the woman! What a beautiful splash of blue on water color paper! And your red bird - it goes so beautifully with the sentiment! You've inspired me - love that technique!