Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Opposites attract...

Good evening and thanks for looking in tonight...

I have been wanting to enter a couple of blog Challenges for a while now...and one that I love to look at is the Less Is More Challenge.....

So when I read the latest theme....Opposites on the colour wheel...I knew I had to get my act together..

I thought for a while about which colours to use and in the end I decided on tangerine and turquise...

Hope you approve...

I started with a piece of gelli card and some Distress inks...Firstly I used some low tack masking tape to create a border...

After some blending and then some water spritzing...I removed the tape..This is what I had....

Next came the stamping....and this one is my new favourite....and best of all ...our clever Mandy Branston designed it...oh how cool is she...( thanks star...)

Using water and the faux bleaching technique I took the colour out of the flower heads.....see the difference...

A white gel pen helps to add some highlights....and a clear Wink Of Stella pen adds some subtle glitter..

A black borders came next using a ruler and a black sharpie pen..

Some matting a layering a my design is finished...

Here is a closer look...

Do pop over and see the wonderful designs of the DT....brilliant inspiration...

Right that is it from me tonight...time for some catch up TV as it has been another busy day....

If you like this stamp you can find it here....

Much love and hugs...

Jo. X



  1. Great design, so elegant, will have to borrow this composition. I'm still learning and struggle to leave white space but this is lovely xx

    1. Thanks Lisa, and borrow away....once you have made one of these ....even if you just copy this...the next one is easier....then you will be away......I look forward to seeing how you get on...xx

  2. Very lovely, Jo - great choice of colours, they look wonderful together xx

  3. stunning Jo - love it - the colours are gorgeous and I adore the faux bleaching - brilliant xx

  4. love the simplicity of this card. it stands out so well though. brill xx

  5. This is beautiful! Love the use of opposites may have to give it a try. I have this stamp coming so will be able tobplay soon. Xx

  6. Oh, your blended and spritzed panel is gorgeous. And just that single stem across it is perfect. I must try that colour removal technique, it makes such a difference.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More GD

  7. Wow! Love your colour mix and the fantastic image stamped on top.
    Great choice of colours and a superb CAS card.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  8. Gorgeous card Jo! Love the effect of bleaching on your stamped flower - and thank you for visiting my blog this week! Ann:)

  9. What a lovely and simple card, Jo. I have the stamps so time to play!

  10. Lovely! I need to make a quick sympathy card, so I may just borrow this technique.