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Monday, 6 August 2012

pattern building for LIM

Good Morning to my crafty friends and followers - and a warm welcome to my new followers too! I hope you are all well and happy. I'm ready for a busy day with my girls. I survived the baby shower yesterday - thanks Michelle! I don't think, however, I'll be getting on the scales when I go to get weighed in later this morning! Oops!

Today's card came about when I was reading craft stamper on Sat night whilst watching the amazing goings on at the athletics. I was intrigued by a technique in there for making patterned paper using masking tape. Such a simple idea but I thought I would try it. First off I did it just as in the magazine with stamping and distress inks to make the backgound paper - but for my purposes that was too busy so I repeated the process just using the ink pads direct to paper over and over to create a lined/grid effect. Then I cut circles out of this and added a stamp that was free from the magazine in the circles. This is what it looks like:



The DI I used were shabby shutters and broken china. I had lots of fun doing this and I think I will be using the initial technique again in a DT piece I've got coming up - lots of fun!!!!

I'd like to enter this card into th following challenges:
Sunday Stampershttp://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/: Patterns
LIMsimplylessismoore: Blue and green
Joanna Sheenjoannasheenchallenge: Try something new.

That's all for now - I'm off to my exercise class -with my girls - and will hopefully get a run in tonight too - I don't think the girls would manage that - got to work off that scone, jam and clotted cream plus strawberry gateau somehow! xx

Hugs Rachel xx

27 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful Rachel. Thanks for visiting my blog over the weekend. Hugs Teresa xx

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  2. This is a beautiful card hun, Ive got the same stamp but haven't used it yet :) Thank you for popping by my blog :) xxx

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  3. Gorgeous card Rachel, I love the design and beautiful colours

    Hope you have a good day
    Hugs Sue

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  4. Thanks very much for using my stamp!
    Your technique together with the cut out circles looks wonderful... threes always work so well and I must admit that the little sprig looks great on them.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  5. Hi Rachel, this is gorgeous! Love the patterns you have created and the freebie stamp looks wonderful stamped up. You should enter this into Hels' Sunday Stampers Challenge too where the theme is patterns. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  6. Love this one Rachel the colour are great and the stamp works so well.Enjoy your run hope you don't get wet.
    Hugs Kaz.xx

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I love these inky circles with Chrissie's stamp.

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  8. gorgeous card and I love that masking tape effect

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  9. Pretty card love the masking.
    Sharon x

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  10. Hi Rachel what a fab idea you had and I love the outcome. Thank you so much for sharing and good luck in the challenges entered. crafty hugs from your newest follower Annie x

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  11. This is stunning Rachel, I love it - brilliant background and fab layout.
    Pauline
    x

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  12. I tried the masking tape technique from CS and found myself with a journalesque card too - amazing how we both wandered "off course" - your card is lovely however you reached it!

    Kathyk

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  13. Gorgeous card Rachel, fab technique, looks really effective,
    Wendy x

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  14. This is gorgeous ,love the fab details.xxx

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  15. Fabulous card Rachel, love the technique too, I have my CS mag but not had chance to go through it yet, will look out for this technique.
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  16. Love this technique Rachel. Very effective indeed and makes for a beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us on the JS Challenge.

    Edna x

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  17. śliczna i elegancka jestem nią zachwycona!

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  18. FAB And I love that technique, gonna give it a go... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  19. This is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  20. Stunning Card! Love the shape and design you created very effective!hugs Deanna

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  21. Super card, Chrissie's stamp is great huh!
    Thanks very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  22. Perfect card and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

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