Tuesday, 15 February 2011

earth spirit and pudding

The challenge at Less is more this week is for a one-layer card featuring either trees or flowers - I have had the set of stamps by Elusive Images from carvings by Carrie Dennison for some time, and not got around too using them, and they definitely need  a simple treatment.   I may be pushing the boundaries a bit, but my favourite  earth spirit carving is definitely a tree spirit..... It was stamped in versafine and clear embossed, then sponged with distress inks in bundled sage and tumbled glass
Bah humbug 's challenge is to use doilies - I had just bought a pack of these when I read the challenge, couldn't believe my luck! Admittedly, they don't seem to punch the holes out as well as they used to these days, but a doily is a doily even so, and these ones just fitted onto a gold 5x5 card.  The stamp is from Elusive Images, and seemed to fit nicely in the centre. I added a little colour with promarkers, and used dimensional glue to add some texture to the cream topping.


  1. Hi Vron!!

    That stamps is my all time favourite of Carries stamps! It looks wonderful on the 'less is more' card!



  2. Two lovely cards! Your tree spirit card is very effective and I could almost eat the Xmas pud!

    Janet xx

  3. Your card is beautiful Veronica. TFS. Hugs Rita xx

  4. Hi Wendy - thanks for joining us again. It's a real treat visiting your blog and seeing Elusive image stamps being used so well. Love that pudding. It's funny but sometimes you don't realise how great a set of stamps is until you see someone using it successfully.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  5. Two great cards Veronica. Your malking me hungry with your lovely Christmas pudding. Hugs x Chrisb

  6. Hi Veronica - how lucky indeed for you that our theme this week was perfect for your recent purchase. You don't have a spy in Humbug Hall do you lol?
    Your christmas pud stamp looks good enough to eat on top of the pretty doily and the curved text around the top looks great. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  7. Loving the Earth Spirit card, Veronica, it's so wonderful to see my carvings out there and being enjoyed :)

  8. Thanks for joining our One Layer Tree or Flower challenge with this really unusual image.
    You have used lovely shades to colour it. Is it a scanned image? It's little difficult to see where the card ends, but I love the simple style!
    DO join us next week for our Theme challenge!
    "Less is More"

  9. Amazing stamp. Love its use on this challenge.

  10. Both great cards and am so loving your stamp on the Less is More Challenge. Annette

  11. such a dramatic stamp just right for the rest of the card to be cas.

  12. Very different!
    thank you
    Your support is much appreciated
    "Less is More"

  13. Lovely cards. I think the tree/girl image is amazing! Wonderful!!

  14. Lovely card. Very spiritual.
    Lynne xxx

  15. Love the image of the tree spirit, you have got it so right with the colours. (in my humble opinion)

  16. Awesome cards...THanks for sharing!

  17. Love how these have both worked out Veronica. Carrie's stamp look fab for the Less is More. Love the way you've coloured it.

    The Bah Humbug one is great too and a loely way to use the pudding stamp. I know what you mean about today's doilies. I spent ages gently removing all the teeny bits from one I used a little while ago and haven't bothered since.

    Lesley Xx


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