Thursday, April 25, 2013

Word quiz :)

What member of the "claudere" family can refer to a monastery or convent?
( answer at bottom of the post )
My card was deigned around the sketch from:
Inkspirational challenge #17

I began with my background first using a sheet of wax paper that has been inside the bottom of my spray box. To get the background on my card I simply sprayed the surface of the wax paper and then pressed my paper down onto it. I really love this technique!

I then applied the paints to my stamp and then misted it with water to emulate a watercolor effect.
 After stamping my flower with Ranger's Distress Paints ( broken china and spiced marmalade ), I used my Fiskar's fingertip knife to cut around one of the flower petals so that I could slide the banner stamped with CARDZTV sentiment under it. I love "sinking" one image behind another, almost as much as I love adding dimension with Helmar's Liquid Scrapdots.

Also entering this in: 

Moxie Fab - The Wonder of Watercolor challenge  ( 2nd entry )
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes ( 1st entry )
Did you get it right? 


 noun \ˈklȯi-stər\

a : a monastic establishment
b : an area within a monastery or convent to which the religious are normally restricted
c : monastic life

Anyone else thinking of the TV show The Flying Nun?
The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighborsSister Bertrille could be relied upon to solve any problem that came her way by her ability to catch a passing breeze and fly.
The Flying Nun (1967) Poster
Wouldn't it be lovely is life was this simple again?


Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, who needs a Gelli plate when the bottom of the spray box produces such excellent results! Love your background, love the card! Hugs, Anne x

Winnie said...

Such a pretty card! Love the background you made with the paints! I am loving them, and you got such a soft look with them that way!

Jean said...

Love the background with wax paper!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh i love this- the colors are just amazing!!

Kristi said...

Wow Sandee! This is lovely! I've never heard of that wax paper technique but it does a really pretty watercolor effect. Well done!

Alison Scott said...

Nope, didn't get that one. Love coming here and learning something new each time.
Like my Mum always said and I do now too, every day is a learning day.
Love the card. It is beautiful. It looks hand painted.

Rita said...

What a beautiful card! I love the background you created. :)

Lin said...

Pretty effect! Very impressionist, makes me think of the famous waterlily paintings. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Nana said...

Beautiful, great technique.

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sandie said...

Hi Sandee, I LOVE this card, such a cool technique and inspired idea to cut one leaf. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational, I love seeing your entries, you don't disappoint!!

Karen said...

love how you did the background going to have to try that!

Meggymay said...

A fantastic background, will try this soon.
Yvonne x

Carole Z said...

Wow Sandee! Fabulous wax paper background, must give it a go! Carole Z. X

Mynn xx said...

Woohoo! I totally got it right! ;) This card is absolutely fabulous--it makes me think I "NEED" some more sprays! ;) Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

maria f. said...

Very pretty.

Unknown said...

Sandee your background is beautiful and I do love that flower! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

Ruth M said...

What an amazing technique Sandee and you made such a pretty card using it! I love how you tucked the sentiment behind the cut out petal too! Thanks so much for joining us again at Inkspirational, see you next week! Ruth x

Yvonne Garner said...

What a cool technique Sandee and such a pretty card. Perfect for our challenge. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational! Best wishes, Yvonne

Karen Dunbrook said...

very pretty...need to give this one a try.