Saturday, August 18, 2012

I'm torn...

Its HOT HOT HOT this morning...phew!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not a 'heat person'...got the fan blasting at me, doors and windows are open, can't see the screen on my pc that well to upload decent photos so apologies if they are too dark or bright.

This morning Less is More have a theme of Tearing.

Love it.

So whilst I'm sitting waiting at the table for some DT stamps to arrive,( inks in hand etc) I thought I'd make a couple of cards and take part.


I used my 'World All Her Own' stamp from Stampotique along with this branch stamp by Memory Box. The torn area is created by using two torn strips of paper and using them as a mask, blending ink in between the paper leaving a torn effect.


Whilst I was 'in the zone'  lol I made another...same method only using Memory Box's trees and Stampotiques 'Even Silence Speaks'.



I hope you like them , thanks for visiting.

KEEP COOL!!!


41 comments:

Mandi said...

These are absolutely amazing Jo Your masking with torn paper is iinspired!

Sensational cards
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Carol Q said...

As usual you have managed to come up with a clever slant on a theme. Love the understated look - gorgeous. I'm with you on the heat - SO humid here!

Helen said...

Beautiful cards, Jo and what a great way to use the theme!

Pia S said...

Lovely cards, pure CAS and totally to my taste!

Annie Anya said...

This is a great creation/s. The masking effect is fab and something I have now learnt from you...thanks... Love what I see and have joined your blog as a new member. luv aussie annie

Lorraine A said...

fabulous cards Jo :-) I love how you used torn paper to create a mask ,, I will have to try that technique too ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x(no9)

Chris said...

Love your cards, Jo, they look so serene and stylish. Great take on the theme.

Send us some sunshine.....

nicky said...

Love both your card , they both so stunning
Nicky

Kathyk said...

And they're both just lovely - the torn mask is a great idea

Kathyk

Happy Days said...

Fantastic idea! I love both cards (especially the top one). Have fun today stamping.

Claire x

Lins said...

This is really gorgeous, both of your cards inspire. Love the sentiment from the top card so much.

Hugs,

Lins

Eloise said...

Love both of your cards. And i really like the faux torn paper effect.

flutterbycrafter said...

Sensational cards, so inspirational x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

They are perfect, Jo.

joanne wardle said...

love these! you may have inspired me to go do some crafting! love this technique.

Karen said...

Stunning! These are so elegant and beautiful. I can't believe it's a hot day. Somehow, whenever I try to make something on a hot day it invariably winds up wrinkled and smudged and grubby. I think I might only be able to manage something clean and crisp like this in a surgically sterile environment, properly gowned and gloved. Hope it cools down tonight for you!

Jo said...

Gorgeous, the 'torn' bit is so subtle but so effective :-)

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning cards xx Jan

Siobhan Brignull said...

beautiful work Jo, am sat here now with fan going, decided this weekend would be a good idea to decorate our bedroom, oops, well at least the paint will dry quickly LOL

Susan said...

I love the "torn" look you got on these cards! Simply beautiful!

Lynne K said...

Stunning! A wonderfully creative take on the challenge.

Kirsten Corby said...

Creative use of the theme, and yet still clean and simple. Very nice. Well done.

alison said...

Fab effect on your lovely cards Jo!
Hoping it'll be cooler today, but don't think that's gonna happen! Hot already at 7am!

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

Jo this are fabulous cards. Love the less. Beautiful.
Lovelt greet and a nice (warm) Sunday
Marja

froebelsternchen Susi said...

so fabulous! adorable!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful cards! Well done!

Netty said...

Terrific idea and great effects, x

Lynne said...

Amazing cards,what a great effect.
Lynne xxx

Victoria said...

These are utterly beautiful! I'm speechless!

Chris said...

Simply stunning!
Chris
x

Lyndal said...

Both GORGEOUS cards Jo - FAB technique!!

GinaA said...

Your masking idea is just fabulous.

Scrapmate said...

A beautiful effect on both the cards. You've cracked the problem of how to make tearing look elegant.

Linda said...

These are stunning1 Love your torn effect. Great job! xx

Gillian said...

Beautiful cards. What a great way to feature the 'tearing'

Julia said...

I love your interpretation of tearing. The cards are beautiful, well done you.

Karen said...

Beautiful cards.

Karen x

Margie said...

What a very original idea with the torn paper effect. It looks great of both cards.

Chrissie said...

I'm so sorry that I'm late in visiting this week, but I have been on a wonderful cruise to Norway where I didn't have very good Internet coverage!
Thanks so much for your lovely contribution!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Galina Varese said...

Love the second piece a lot, but you would know that. The sentiment is the one I share. LOve the minimalist style and the deceptive simplicity.

maria mcclure said...

Jo, these are beautiful. I love the way the shading in the first card gives emphasis to the sentiment, and in the second creates part of the scene. Thanks for the inspiration and congratulations for being highlighted on Less Is More!