Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WOYWW and LIM

Work in progress this week on WOYWW I think you can just about see some pink daisies hiding under that page. Its not too untidy thats because I did all the stamping and masking first then had to go away and do some colouring, my pencils are in the front room. Rather than leave my stamps dirty I cleaned them first before the colouring.
So the challenge on Less is More this week is masking. There's a reason I don't do masking very often it because I'm lazy, first you have to cut out a mask well I can cut out and stick it on a card job done. Then you have to stamp your main image, wait for the ink to dry and then mask before stamping another image. Then realising it didn't stamp that well and you start again, then you try to be clever and stamp another! We all know where that one went and then you decide to be exceptionally clever and mask all the flowers (more mask cutting) to stamp a large image over all the daisies. Another two hit the bin.

So I don't know which attempt this was but I left it plain once I masked the daisy, then almost hyperventilated stamping the sentiment who said less is more is easy! The daisy stamp is an old one from Hobby Art and its well loved, I used my pencils to colour them in. The sentiment is Anitas and to finish I used some glossy accesnt for the centres of the flowers. Phew job done but then someone had the brainwave to make another but I leave that till tomorrow.

48 comments:

chrissy xx said...

It's Fabulous Debby. Gorgeous colours and I LOve your sentiment.
Chrissyxx

Sally said...

Love this Debby. Gorgeous flowers and love the sentiment.
Hugs Sally xxx

Vicky said...

Lo well sweetie which ever job it was it looks fabulous hun, love the sentient & the daisies are lush hun.
I clean my stamps as soon as I've stamped I keep baby wipes on hand all the time if I'm just using memento.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card Debby love the sentiment..

Anne

Marlou McAlees said...

loving this card Debby ♥

Craftychris said...

Your card was worth all the stress, it gorgeous! Thanks for the snoop at your desk xx

Anonymous said...

well I think its beautiful, beautiful Debby,

Debs said...

Beautiful! Love the flower image.
Debs xx

Chrissie said...

After all that, your daisies look fab, your colouring is ace, the masking is marvellous and the card is terrif!
Brillo!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning creation hun, love the daisy & the sentiment is perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

Brigitte said...

Another beautiful and elegant CAS card!!! It looks simply amazing, I love the soft colours and the beautiful flowers! Hugs, Brigitte

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the colouring. :)

Bernice said...

Lovely card Debby - and here was me thinking LIS was supposed to be quuick and easy! I don't do masking at all - don't have that much patience! Wow - what be spiders you have - I just have lots of webs in my house!! ;)

Christine L said...

Oh WOWWWW Debby... stunning or what???? In my opinion, it was so worth all that hard work!!

Hugs
Christine x

Danni said...

Beautiful card, so soft and delicate!

Bella said...

you can't hide your mistakes when there is nothing to hide it with...LIM is hard but beautiful when done right like yours is!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Debby,

I haven't done any masking before - probably because I am too lazy to try! hee hee

Your card looks wonderful. I love your coloring!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay
#15

Mandi said...

Those flowers look fabulous Debby
Gorgeous card

Thank you so much
mandi
"Less is More"

angelwhispers said...

My goodness this is just superb I love the daisy's and the colours and sentiment are just beautiful! Well worth the hyperventilating Debby. Love Chanelle xxx

sandee said...

breathe, breathe....now go visit some desk and take it easy! It did turn out beautiful though! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

bastelengel said...

Oh this card looks so cute! Great colors and beautiful flowers!

Maribel said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love

kay said...

well worth all that masking effort as your card is fabulous,thanks for sharing :)
#51

Sandra H said...

Hi Debby, your desk looks well worked and your card is stunning:) XX

Sallyh said...

Hi Debby, I know what you mean about masking, it takes ages, But I love your card and will have to give it another go :)
Sally H 152

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Debby, this so very beautiful. The daisy's are gorgeous.

Donna x

Jo Street said...

Love it Debby, it looks so fresh. Well worth the cutting out.
Jo x

DesignerDiva said...

LOve it Debby, how you make something so simple look soooooo gorgeous is beyond me!
Laurie x

May said...

Love this card Debby, the colour of the daisy's are perfect... Have a fun week, Hugs May x x x x No9

Kathleen said...

I am certainly with you on your views on masking, mine are all in the bin, given up.

Kath x

Squirrel x said...

Sweetie, this is stunning - daisies are my fave flower and I absolutely LOVE the glorious fresh happy feel that your card has. I am so grateful to you for not giving up - this is wonderful. Off to see if I can track down that stamp :) Hugs Sxx

Squirrel x said...

PS. Found it! Oh dear, naughty me, oh well, never mind hey! Teehee.

Deb said...

fabulous job with the masking Debby, love the daisy card, so pretty!
Debxx

trisha too said...

Such a pretty card, Debby, and a great workdesk!

:)trisha
#163

Liza said...

A lovely card Debby, great job!

Liza x

SophieNewton said...

What a beautiful card, so simple and elegant. I love the use of colours x
Sophie no.88

Mau xx said...

This is Beautiful Debby, I would just love to receive a card like this...Gorgeous xx
Mau xx

Elaine said...

Great masking - lovely colouring of your daisies!

jules said...

beautiful!

Redanne said...

I love your card, simple but beautiful. Your desk is great too except for that ....spider! Thanks for the snoop. Anne #66

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous card, I love the effect of making but like you, find all that effort in cutting mask out etc gets in my way and I'm too impatient at times! lol Thanks for sharing this WOYWW, it's Thursday afternoon now, but I'm still snooping through the list! Take care Zo xx 22

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Well done you on the masking. I've never tried it and probably won't... I'm too impatient! I adore the daisy stamp, though.

Cheers,
Susan #128

Amy said...

That's so beautiful, worth the effort definetly. x Amy #140

scrappymo! said...

I never knew about masking and from your description I figured it out! I can use it to turn a single flower into a cluster...right? Just like you did!

Thanks for the kind words on my blog. Hubby is upstairs resting (watching the hockey game) and has sent me downstairs as I talk too much and distract him from the game! I keep saying I hope he doesn't have another heart attack from the excitement of the game!

I think I am driving him crazy hovering too much...so I do get to spend some time on replies after all.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Sounds like this was a very tricky make, Debby, but your finished card is delightfully pretty! I love it! Hugs, Lesley

Amanda xx said...

I have trid but failed with this task....so well done you because it looks amazing xx hugs Amanda

Julia Dunnit said...

It was worth it Debby,it's really pretty...but to be honest, I enjoyed the story so much I kinda hope you do some more masking!!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Interesting Desk hon.

The card is lovely too.

I simply don't see how you can say you're LAZY when you appear to lots of layering . . . which means lots of colouring and cutting out of images! Unless my eyes deceive me . . . your main characters always look raised up. xxx