Saturday, 9 March 2013

Spots and Stripes

I am amazed at how quickly people who can knit manage to make scarves. My Auntie offered to knit one for me if I sent the yarn to her. The wool was purchased on Monday evening on the way home from work, posted on Tuesday lunchtime and the finished article has just arrived through my letterbox this morning. Less than a week turnaround, fabulous!
So, I need to send her a card to say Thank you.

Inspired by Jen's example for this week's Less is More challenge : One Layer Card with Spots and Stripes, I made this quick card:

The stripes are stamped using Brilliance ink in Galaxy Gold, stamp is from Hero Arts.
To add the spots I used a Crafters Workshop mask called mini punchinella with 3 colours of Colorbox chalk cats eyes.
The flower pot is from Polka Doodles and I added the black doodled lines around the stripes which was the idea from Jen's design that I wanted to try. My hand was not too steady but the doodling ties the design together.


  1. This looks great Julia, I can see the inspiration you got from Jen!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Brilliant stamping, I always struggle with large stamps, and your doodling is great, I must have a try some time :)

  3. Hola Julia, beautiful card, great idea to use the mask for the spots, gorgeous stamping colours.
    Hugs from Palma

  4. Really terrific work on this card.

    Love ChrissieS XXX

  5. Beautiful. Your stamping is so brilliant that it has the feel of actual layers. Well done!!!


  6. Lovely card, Julia, great inking and stamping!