Saturday, October 13, 2012

Singin the blues

Morning all! Hope you are all having a chilled out weekend.  I just love the Hero Arts/Studio Calico Lattice Background. When my Spectrum Noirs arrived I knew I had to try them with this stamp.  The stamp is white embossed and the gaps coloured with shades of blue.  Ombre is a popular technique at the moment and I would like to try other colours to recreate this card in different shades.  It's so easy to do this technique with the Spectrum Noirs, the numbering system makes it so easy to step up the gradient. I added the Marianne Designs die to draw the eye along the gradient and sprayed it with Crafters Companion Spray & Sparkle Silver - hard to see the shimmer in the photo.  The sentiment is computer generated.

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafters Companion October Challenge - Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp Use Dies/Punches
Delicious Doodles Challenge 6 - Monochrome
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Monochromatic

Thanks for visiting! Ger x.


Hero Arts/Studio Calico Lattice Background
White Embossing Powder
Neenah Cardstock
Spectrum Noirs: BT2, BT4, BT5, BT7, BT9, BT7 was also used to ink the mat for the sentiment
Marianne Designs Die
Crafters Companion Spray & Sparkle Silver
Sentiment: Computer Generated


  1. Fabulous use of the Speccies Ger. Beautiful card and as you say, so adaptable to other colours.

    Edna x

  2. Fantastic card Ger. Really different and a great way to use the pens.

  3. This is a very nice card Ger, love the colour

    jacqui x

  4. A beautiful card, such wonderful colours and stunning details.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

  5. Gorgeous card, the different shades of blue are lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  6. Your card popped out in the Simon Says Challenge entry listings. Beautiful card!
    Hugs and smiles

  7. A gorgeous card. I love the blues. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
    Nikki x

  8. What a wonderful idea and so well executed! I love blues it's such a relaxing colour (for me at least!) Good luch in the Crafter's Companion challenge!