Sunday, 5 April 2015

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Hello.  Welcome.  Happy Easter to all who partake thereof, and a Happy Day to everyone.  Hope the Easter Bunny has been good to you and your basket overfloweth with eggs of many sizes.  Especially chocolate ones.  Big, chocolate ones.  Hugz

Decided to have another play with the retiform technique.  Really quite intrigued with the result and, for someone who doesn't really like fiddle, the masking and inking and masking and stamping is really quite relaxing and enjoyable.   I decided to go blue.  I like blue.  Also I keep coming across the autism awareness blog hop and they like blue as well.



So I masked off my sections and used Salty Ocean distress.  Remembered to do the edges this time as well LOL.  I liked the shape of the center section and still thinking Autism blog hop I wondered if I had any light bulb images. 



Yes!!  Stampers Anonymous Industrial Blueprints.  Actually, I thought these were perfect for what I understand Autism to be.  The lightbulb, the cogs, the lock and the key.   This is a fun technique and makes an interesting one layer card.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Go gentle with those eggs now.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Retiform
The Light It Up Blue For Autism Blog Hop
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- Pastels 
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday March 
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick pastels




37 comments:

  1. Beautiful card with such perfect images! Lovely masking and stamping!

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  2. What a stunning card. Fabulous design! xx

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  3. How fun, it's a great image to use and love that technique!

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  4. WOW - FABULOUS card and COOL technique Gail - LOVE IT!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and being part of this AMAZING event for a great cause :)

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  5. I was delighted to find this blog hop in aid of Autism as our 8yo son has low spectrum autism. He is a wonderful boy, much loved by many. Your card is fantastic! Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this cause

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  6. What a neat technique! I've not seen this before! The card is gorgeous! Wonderful blue card for the hop!

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  7. This is really neat. Great job!

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  8. Beautiful and super fun card!!! Thank you for joining the hop ♥

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  9. Super cool technique! Great card for this Hop!

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  10. Well isn't that just fab! I'll have to try this technique some day!

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  11. Loved hearing your creative process - lovely card

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  12. I ever seen this technique and you did it so well Gail
    How are you...I see always your card on SFF Challenge sometimes I have time to comment sometimes life is so busy :)
    Now about your card again this is cool technique and lobe all the image inside
    great card for great cause my friend..
    Big hugs
    Monika in Germany

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  13. Great techniques Gail but i appreciate most of all the awareness with which you have created your background. Great to raise awareness, thank you :-) xxx

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  14. What a cool card, with the perfect stamps ! Really great !
    Thank you for sharing it in this heart-warming bloghop !

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  15. LOVE this!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Easter Sunday!! =)

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  16. I had not seen this wonderful, amazing technique before but now that I have - I really need to try it out - made for a FANTASTIC card!! Love the thought you put into the reasons for your colors, images and so on!! Just a totally fascinating card!! Thank you for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have an EXTRA SPECIAL DAY!!!

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  17. Wow. That's all. The rest has been said. Actually, double wow!!!

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  18. What a wonderful card, Gail!! Love the images and the intriguing patterns.
    Thanks for participating in this important hop!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  19. This is really cool!! :) Thank you for participating ♥

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  20. oh wow! This card is amazing, and I can only imagine the work that went into it! Love it!

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  21. You put a lot of thought into a card that represented autism to you. That's neat you shared that creativity with us, I like the masking you've done too.

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  22. What a fabulous card. So glad to participate in such a fun and talented way to raise awareness.

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  23. I remember doing this technique! It does take patience, but it is oh so fun! Great card!
    ♥ Sue Kment

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  24. What an absolutely genius-level technique! I can totally see how this would take a lot of patience (not my forte), so I have to give you kudos for taking the time to create such an amazing card. Besides just the structure of the card, I love the images you chose and how you made the lightbulb the focal point. The blue is stunning and you did a remarkable job of making this card so powerful with only one main color! You go, girl! And just so you know, I did in fact eat lots of chocolate eggs today and appreciated your encouragement to do so! :)

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  25. Wonderful card. Love how you blocked off your images and "Salty Ocean" is such a beautiful blue.

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  26. WOW WOW WOW! This is an absolutely amazing example of this technique! Thanks so much for joining in this blog hop that is making my heart sing :)

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  27. Fabulous card!! Love all the masking and stamping!!!

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  28. Just amazing, Gail, and a great tribute to those who suffer from Autism! Salty Ocean was perfect here!

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  29. What an awesome card! I LOVE the fabulous design and amazing texture! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  30. hello Gail! this is a super fun design, great job! ......hope you have a fabulous week!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  31. Wow! this looks amazing! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

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  32. This is lovely. The shape reminds me of those iris folding templates.

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  33. Brilliant card, again. thank you for sharing and joining in at the craft barn x

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