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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Blue and Simple

Hello,  I've just been buying Tim Holtz's  Glorious Bouquet, well it was on 'sale' so I couldn't resist, and although it's a very large stamp, it inks up beautifully and is so detailed.  I was a bit dubious because of all the colouring, but it colours up a dream - that one's to come later.

This one is so simple, I stamped in Denim Adirondack added a sentiment and heat embossed with Clear EP, there's some feint stamped crackle done with Tumbled Glass, which isn't showing much in the photo, as I wanted the look of old porcelain.  I matted onto cardstock inked with the Denim to keep the shades the same and a white base card.  I don't usually do 'clean'  (most of the time because I usually get a grubby finger mark on white) but I think this one works.

I am entering this at
  Artistic Stamper - Colour it Blue
  Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
  Penny Black and More - In the Garden

Think you might be seeing a bit more of this stamp, but probably not so clean!

Have a great weekend,
Avril xx

25 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Haha, Avril... that sounds JUST like me and is the exact same reason I rarely do clean and simple! My workspace is rarely clean enough, either, even though I do wipe it all down when I'm putting things together.

I love the clean design here - blue and white is always striking and I love off the edge stamping. Great buy! I look forward to seeing the coloured version/s...;-)

Cath x

Valerie-Jael said...

That's a great stamp, and stamped in blue it reminds me of Old Delft pottery, beautiful! Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

That sounds like a perfectly reasonable reason for buying those lovely stamps Avril!

The flowers in the pretty shades of blues puts me in mind of some rather famous antique crockery and makes for a really lovely card. Perfect for our June themes at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More, many thanks for joining in at both.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is gorgeous Avril. It's a great layout and you've definitely achieved the look of old porcelain, it looks great stamped in the Denim, which is still one of my most used ink pads. Have a great weekend, Sandra x

froebelsternchen said...

The stamp is amazing and you used it beautifully here! A wonderful card Avril!
Hugs, Susi

Amanda said...

Looks beautiful
Love
Amanda x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I've just popped back again to say thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Mia said...

Blue and beautiful!!!!!!!! Great card, Avril. Lovely stamp and gorgeous coloring. Kisses, my friend.

sally said...

Beautiful Delft style CAS card šŸ’—šŸ’—šŸ’—!

Sally xx

Meggymay said...

It is a beautiful new stamp Avril and a fantastic card, you will enjoy using this one.
Yvonne xx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, that looks great. Love it!
Hugs Carola

Lisa said...

Wow, Avril, it's so elegant and stunning!! I love the gorgeous bouquet!! You showcased it perfectly!! Love this!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Janette said...

Looks stunning Avril, I have just bought an Indigo blu image very similar to this I think, was abit worried about colouring but now I have seen yours it has eased my mind abit...the things we do for craft...haha...enjoy your day..xx

My name is Erika. said...

I think with all our bits and bobs we forget how stunning simplicity can be. This is gorgeous Avril. Hugs-Erika

Daniela said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
x Daniela (DT)

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is wonderful Avril! I know all about those grubby marks on cards! Hugs, Chrisx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful stamp and card Avril, love the blue.xx

Leanne Harris said...

Hey Avril!!!! How pleased I was to see you've joined us his month!!! I'm loving this Avril, although a simple make, it packs a punch doesn't it! Yes a large stamp but one colour is all it needs - something quite classy about this and I LOVE IT!!!!! Hope you are keeping well, I send you lots of love and thank you for joining us this month at Penny Black and More challenges xxxx

Linda said...

This is simply beautiful xx

Lynne K said...

That's an amazing stamp, Avril, and I love how you've stamped it all in blue, though I bet it will look equally fab coloured. I really like the elegant simplicity of the design. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Aimeslee W. said...

Oh Avril, loved your TioT For the Boys collage. And this card is so pretty. You did so well not grunging it up lol. I am so paranoid about ink on my fingers so I chuckled good along with you. Something about Tim's blues that are so wonderful. xoxo

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sara Barker said...

This card takes my breath away, Avril! gorgeous colors and works so well with the fabric in your photo! Gorgeous!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, that stamp is amazing! I love the way you coloured it and added the crackle background and blue frame - beautiful šŸ˜. Have a lovely day! J šŸ˜Š x

Gemma Hynes said...

Beautiful card, thank you for joining the challenge on The Artistic Stampers blog.