Saturday, 14 May 2011

Less is More Challenge - Week 15 Embossing

This weeks challenge is a single layer card with embossing. I don't know about you, but I find single layer cards more challenging. You can't hide behind layers of nestabilities and embellishments. So good to get back to basics now and again. 

Painting with Powders

This technique is known as "Painting with Powders". I stamped the image (Hero Arts) with Versamark. I then covered the bottom third with Golden Sand embossing powder (all Stampendous powders) and tipped off towards me. Next I used Caramel and tipped off over the first colour. Finally I used Periwinkle and tipped that off over the first two colours. I find that gives a more graduated join of colours. I was trying to create a kind of hillside effect with the blue sky behind. 
The sentiment and small brown flowers came from a Dark Room Door set I have. I sponged the edges of the white card blank with Stormy Sky Distress Ink.
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2011/05/week-15-one-layer-card-embossing_14.html

28 comments:

  1. it's a beautiful card, love the colors

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  2. What a beautiful image and great embossing technique. fab. xx

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  3. Fantastic design Siobhan, love it. Hugs x

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  4. Fabulous card, like the idea of painting with powders must give it a try.

    Kath x

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  5. Super card with a really interesting graduated effect!
    Thanks so much for joining us.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"
    If you could remove word verification it would make commenting much easier for us, thanks so much!

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  6. Great card, using more than one colour embossing powder produces stunning effects really makes this card. XOXO Zoe

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  7. Wow, love your shaded embossing. Beautiful card. Yvonne x

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  8. This is a really beautiful card. Thanks for explaining the technique you used, will give it a try. Jo

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  9. What a fab effect Siobhan, looks FAB
    For me Id not have the extra stems at the bottom as that panel is stunning on it;s own
    Thank you
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  10. Very very pretty indeed. LOVE your blog title BTW! Can I join your group?

    Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

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  11. Lovely card and what a great embossing technique!

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  12. You always create the most beautiful, nature inspired artwork.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  13. A gorgeous card love the effect of the different colours of embossing

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  14. Nice technique, such a pretty card, love it;0) xxx

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  15. Stunning card - love the embossing technique to create the 3 colours. Sarah x

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  16. Fabulous card, love the technique with the EP.
    Lynne xxx

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  17. Love it! I missed out on all these lovely embossing colours after the demo day. Need to get my thinking hat on now!

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  18. oh wow-a really effective card and now I have read all the work you have put into it I can see why. Just love the effect and the colours you have used.
    Linbyx

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  19. Thanks for all your comments, for such a simple card. This is a lovely technique which I have used alot. I will post some other samples I have made with this technique. I have some in a box somewhere.....
    Siobhan

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  20. Beautiful job with the coloring of the image!!

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  21. This technique is new to me but makes a fantastic card, love it :)
    Jenny x

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  22. This is beautiful...love the technique you used...so lovely:)!!

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  23. How wonderful. It reminds me of the layers of coloured sand you get in jars. Great technique. Lynn x

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  24. Love your main panel and the technique you've used. x

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  25. Congratulations. I really like it

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Thank you for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate them.
Siobhan x

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