Sunday 13 November 2011


Hi beautiful bloggers - what a great day for crafting - the sky is thick with mist, it's wet and cold, and hubby is glued to the motor-racing on TV!

My card today is for the challenge at LESS IS MORE, and the theme is a one- layer card, with LEAVES. 
 I hope I have left enough "white space"  - got a bit carried away with my brayer!! 

Recipe (using a resist technique):-

Christmas Flourish stamp from Chocolate Baroque - stamped with Versamark, heat-embossed with white EP.
Brayered over the image with  Distress Inks - Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Old Paper, then spritzed with a mixture of water and bleach in a Mini Mister to give a soft snowy look.
A little SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter added to Holly leaves.
Sentiment by Layers of Color Art Stamps.
I would also like to enter my card into the following Challenges:-
Let's Ink It Up -  Favourite Technique.  
Update 25th Nov. - my card was awarded a Top 3 Badge at Let's Ink It Up - thank you DT!
Just For Fun - Favourite Colour - green!

Glenda Waterworth - White Christmas.
Update - 17th December - winner of the Glenda Waterworth White Christmas Challenge- whoo-hoo!
Have a wonderful week everyone ~


Loli said...

Hola Sylvie-Anne, FANTASTIC CARD!!!!Sylvie, i love this stamp and your embossibg is perfect, fantastic techique.
A hug from Palma

Cath Wilson said...

This is really beautiful - a great design, great colour and lovely stamps x

Chrissie said...

I hadn't heard of the addition of bleach to a spritz.. it has certainly given a fabulous effect!
Superb card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Home sweet home said...

Your card is so beautiful and I love the green colour and the flower image too.
Have nice day.:)

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, brilliant work with the brayer.
I have these stamps, and played like this last week, but didn't look as good as yours!
Hugs Avril xx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Sylvia,
WO! I love your card, it's just beautiful!
Love, Mel. xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Sylvia - a lovely fresh look to this one and a gorgeous Christmas flourish.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Nicola said...

Wow what a beauty Sylvia, your flourish sure pops on the brayered background. Love it sweetie.
Nicola -x-

Irene said...

A beautiful and stunning card Sylvia. The colours are gorgeous.


Andrea said...

perfect and so eleganT

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Sylvia!! Wonderful technique.

Jacee said...

This is stunning Sylvia, such beautiful work, I love it!
Hugs Jacee

Marrigje said...

WOW what a great card!!!

Lisa Jane said...

wow love the gorgeous green and the pretty flourish.
A really stunning card
Lisa x

Denise said...

This is just perfect Sylvia - I love it.
Denise xx

Sally H said...

Totally stunning! Love the colour and the stamps you have used

Unknown said...

Beautiful creation, love the simple design, fab technique. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Hi Sylvia, a beautiful creation, love the bleach idea !I'll have to try that !!
love and hugs
chris richards

GinaA said...

So Wintry, a gorgeous card. Must have a go with the bleach.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing Syliva, Love the effect the bleach had on it, Love Hazelxo

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous card the image, the brayering and the spritz work magic. Just guessing here but is Green your favourite colour? Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW this is STUNNING!!! What a fantastic card, love the stamp and the colour is just brilliant. Love it!! :)

Margaret said...

A stunningly beautiful card!!
Margaret xx

Gini said...

Fabulous Wintery card, just the perfect balance of colour and white as always :-)
You have just the bestest collection of sentiments!

Jenni's Jems said...

Absolutely gorgeous x

Kathyk said...

Simply FAB-U-LOUS!


Hazel said...


This is one of the best cards I have ever seen - I just love the simplicity it is just stunning.

Take care.

Hazel x

Suze Bain said...

This is gorgeous Sylvia, what a fabulous stamp and love the colours. xx

RefRacBe said...

Lovely card, Sylvia. The white embossed image really stands out against the green. Hope you had a good class on Saturday. Rachel.

Anonymous said...

The effects you have created are fabulous. I love the sparkle.
Heather T

Von said...

Stunning card and gorgeous image :)I too am guessing that green is your favourite colour 'Thank you for sharing with us at Just For Fun
Von x

lisa said...

Evening, Sylvia
Another gorgeous card. I love the brayering. I've still to get mine inked up.
Thanks for all your lovely comments and I hope you are keeping well too.
Hope we can catch up very soon. Will be in touch.
Hugs Lisax

Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

This is really beautiful.
Hugs Chris x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.

Jules said...

Wow Sylvia-Anne

What a fantastic card.

Gorgeous stamp and beautiful colour choice. Love the delicate touch of sparkle too.

Love Jules xx

cheryl said...

oh wow hun what can I say each time you come up with the most stunning cas cards and this one is just sheer eye candy just fantastic hun,hugs cherylxx

Neet said...

Glad you said green was your favourite colour and doesn't it work well on this card! Love how you made this card up - must give that a try - and have to say I love it - so classy. Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet

Tracy Heaton said...

Less certainly is more, this is stunning!
Thanks for taking part at LIIU
Tracy x

Sasha said...

Absolutely beautiful, as always, Sylvia. Love your gorgeous stamping, bleach sprizing and resist technnique. You are so talented!:)

Christine L said...

OOOOH Sylvia.......... i LOVE that card!!!! What a fab idea!
*THUD* ... that was the chair falling over in my speed to run upstairs to my craft room to try out the technique!!!
Big hugs
Christine x

Mandi said...

FANTASTIC card Sylvia ~Anne
Some nifty brayering there
Terrific card
Thank you
Mandi LIM

G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia, This card's an absolute knockout, I love the brayered green and the resist technique! The sentiment fits brilliantly, fabulous card:0) Hugs Gay xxx

Kathleen said...

You must be so proud of this card as it looks absolutely stunning from the photo and we all know they always look better in RL.
Who cares about the white space with a card this fantastic.

Kath x

Larissa said...

Amazing card Sylvia. The stamp is gorgeous and i love what youd did with the brayer.


Trevor Lingard said...

Beautiful work Sylvia
You are indeed a very popular lady,
and no wonder.
Very inspiring
Kind Regards

thea said...

Very beautiful card, what an idea!!!

Deborah Frings said...

Stunning!!! I recognise the holly stamp and think you've made a fabulous card with the brayering. The sentiment works so well with it!

Jose said...

I think your card is stunning, love it

Duendes said...

Hello my friend,
is pretty much ...
you have great creativity.You know I love your work and your elegance.big hugs

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia a really gorgeous card the simplicity and elegancy is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

Linby said...

wow-what a fantastic card, just love the effect you achieved.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sylvia

What a gorgeous card - love what you've done!

Take care


CraftinGranny said...

You have definately wowed me with this gorgeous and elegant card Sylvia. The greens are so exquisite and beautiful. Never used some of those techniques but I may have to try them after seeing this. My best to you dear friend and hope you have a blessed holiday season. "Hugs"

Aileen said...

Wow what a beautiful card. I love the brayered effect with the spritzing. x

Marjorie said...

This is stunning hun, so elegant!

Dee said...

beautifully simple card that makes a statement.. as you say Sylvia less is more sometimes. Dee xxx

Jaqi said...

Stunning card very posh :-)

Debbie said...

Hi Sylvia. A beautiful card. Good luck.

Glenda said...

This is very stylish and a fantastic interpretation of the White Christmas theme. Thanks so much for joining in and good luck in the draw.


Miranda said...

Just very beautiful, like the less is more concept!greetz, Miranda

Michelle said...

This is breathtaking!
x Michelle

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

This is gorgeous, very very beautiful.
Lovely greet

CraftyJo said...

What a gorgeous card - I have that stamp....maybe I could CASE it?

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card, I love the colour you've used for this.

Sue x

Angelnorth said...

Beautiful card, the brayering looks fantastic!

Debbie said...

Congratulations on winning the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, lovely card.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Congratulations on your win ! It's a beautiful card !