Thursday, 1 August 2013


There is a new challenge blog around this week -The Male Room, cards for men (obviously), and I thought I would try out my new stamps, a present from my daughter.
Base card is 6x6 pearlescent, and I started by masking off a stripe across the card and brushing it with coastal cabana and pistachio pudding inks from Stampin Up. I brushed some more ink on after removing the masking - just wondered what it would look like if I needed to cover up any stray ink once the masks got a bit tatty (have been making quite a lot of this style card lately using the same masking pieces), and decided I liked the effect!
The small wading birds were stamped in smoky slate ink, reeds and greeting in basic black -am not impressed with this inkpad, doesn't seem to have much depth of blackness, so will be back to versafine- then the tops of the reeds coloured with a wild wasabi marker pen.
Am entering this card to 2 challenges, both anything goes this week
 The Male Room
 Addicted to stamps 


  1. Hi Veronica, thank you for joining us at The Male Room with such a stunning card. I love the colours in this, so peaceful.

  2. Certainly a good card for the Male Room challenge. I particularly like the way your colour sort of drifts out from the masked off area, less stark than a clean line.

  3. I love this card I really like the way you have done the colour in the strip before stamping and the way you have added the extra colour outside the mask

    Jackie x

  4. Very, very lovely card. Like the others, I like the way you have added a bit of colour outside the strip

  5. A great CAS card Vronnie. I just love those wading birds. The colour scheme is perfect. You are so good at 'atmosphere' I must say I think the ink escaping the masked area is very good too. Kate x

  6. Super card Vronnie, I love the colours and the wading birds stamp.
    Jean x

  7. The wading birds are a delight & I like the way those reeds extend both top & bottom. I know what you mean with blacks - time & again I go back to Memories Dye Black, it's also waterproof so I can watercolour with it.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. Loving your new style, a super effect after removing the masking. A perfect card for entry to our first challenge at The Male Room, thanks so much for joining us. Hoping to see you again. Caz

  9. I love what you've done with this stamp set. I keep staring at it thinking I really love it but am not sure if I would really know what to do with it if I buy it. Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  10. Hi Veronica. Fabulous card. Love your misty wetlands effect, love the stamp set too. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Good Luck! Monika ps loved being greeted by a friendly catty face too :-)

  11. Lovely card , this is my current favourite stamp and I love how you made your background- perfect for our first challenge at The Male Room, thanks for joining in with the fun.

    Louise xx

  12. This is stunning imo Veronica! I love how you extended the colour from the strip and these stamps are beautiful.

    Lesley Xx


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