Say it with…Plum, Blue and Raspberry

Posted by on June 8, 2012 in Annabelle Stamps, Distress inks | 14 comments

Hello there crafty friends,

I am so glad that it is Friday! Not only because it is time for another challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps, but because I can say that I have FINALLY finished writing my school reports! Yay!

Anyway, onto this week’s challenge…a colour challenge.

(Tag aco75)

I used a circle punch to create a mask for the moon and then I got distressing with a variety of distress ink colours. I used the All Things Grow stamp set for the grass. To give the moon some dimension I used two subtle grey shades of Copic markers. I couldn’t think what to do with the sentiment, so I took my hubby’s advice and didn’t put one on.

And did you get a chance to see Venus travel between Earth and the sun this week? I wanted to show you a very cool photo that my brother-in-law Kirk took. (Maybe this is where some of my inspiration for my card came from!)

How awesome is that? I can’t believe how BIG the sun is. Thanks Kirk for letting me share your photo. You can check out his blog here.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps All Things Grow stamp set

Ink: Versafine – Onyx Black, Distress Inks – Broken China, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick

Card: Regal Craft Card – white square textured, X-Press It Blending card

Other Supplies: Blending tool, Mask It, Carl Craft circle punch, Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the rest of the DT projects. Their links are on my sidebar.

Until next time,


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  1. Congrats on finishing the reports! This card is beautiful and such a great take on the inspiration colours, I would never have thought to do something this fabulous!

  2. Ooh, this is so pretty …. fabulous blending!!!!

  3. Beautiful very appealing card. Thanks.

  4. Great card Marion ….. beautiful sponging and your masked sun makes the whole thing pop.

  5. Holy cow Marion! This is beautiful! I love what you did with those colors!

  6. Simply stunning – so serene!
    Great photograph too MY friend captured a shot during the day but had to use a piece of white paper and photograph the reflection ๐Ÿ™‚ (Now I have seen a day and night version – very cool)

    WEll done, getting your reports done – must be a load off your mind!

  7. This is jaw dropping gorgeous! Love the background you’ve created! Stunning for sure!

  8. The background colours are beautiful and love the shading of your moon!

  9. Love this card Marion, and the technique you have used for the background!

  10. Whoa, Marion! Your shading is just perfection! I love the reeds stamp, too. The picture of the sun/venus is super cool!

  11. Incredibly beautiful distress ink background! This is such a stunning card Marion!!!

  12. This is so clever Mariom, I love it to the moon and back!!!!! An ingenious way to use the colours, perfect with no sentiment! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. oh my… i have only one word – WOW! This is a piece of art!

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