Sunday, 27 March 2011

Celtic Inspiration

I'm a big fan of Celtic Art, and I've had a Celtic design laser-cut border (by Rayher) languishing in my stash for a long time, waiting for a suitable opportunity to use it. When I saw this week's Less is More Challenge, which is a sketch, I knew I'd found one.

I stamped the bottom third of the card with some Celtic text (Judikins), layered the border on to a black background, stamped the Celtic knot circle (source unknown), cut it out and added a scalloped border (with my Nesties) and a sentiment (Inkadinkado).
 
 
 
I wasn't sure at first whether to stick with black and white, or whether to add a bit of colour, because a lot of Celtic artwork is very colourful, but I decided in the end that my card would work better in monochrome.




 
It was a great sketch to work with, and one I'll probably use again.
 

Sally and I had a trip up to Once upon A Stamp on Saturday.  I bought some new Nesties, Labels 5, in preparation for the eagerly awaited arrival of some new stamps I've just ordered from The Stampman. They're made specially to fit the Nesties, and they've got butterflies on! What more could I possibly want? (Well, butterfly stamps to fit ALL my Nesties would be good - I've dropped a hint to Jill!) When I first saw the new stamps on Jill's blog I thought I must be in stamp heaven! I'm clearing a space on my desk so that I can get to work with them as soon as they arrive.....

31 comments:

Maja said...

It's stunning! I think you made a good decision, leaving a card in black and white combination.

simplylessismoore said...

Stunning card Lynne
So striking
Great to see you
mandi

Lisa Jane said...

wow just Beautiful Lynn. Love that celtic border
Lisa x

craftimamma said...

This is so elegant Lynn and absolutely perfect left in black and white. The Celtic border is lovely and I really like that Celtic script. Love your other Celtic pieces too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kathyk said...

Super card and loving the monochrome effect

Kathyk

Debgem said...

So glad you decided to stick with black and white - it's such an elegant card. Love the celtic theme. Brilliant!

Chrissie said...

This is fabulous!
Your photographic arrangement of artefacts looks wonderful too!
Superb card... I'm glad you liked the sketch!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Lynne, I'm glad you stayed with the monochromatic tones...it's fabulous!

Faith A said...

A real WOW card and the top phot could be in a shop display, I'd buy the card too, lovely lovely.

Lynne said...

Absolutely fabulous. Love the monochrome and that celtic border is stunning.
Lynne xxx

Michelle said...

A super classy card Lynne and so very stylish. Love the celtic text stamp!
x michelle

Sally H said...

Absolutely stunning, Lynne! I love it! I'm stumped at the moment. Hoping to get some inspiration and time before it closes this week!

Hazel said...

Very classy - fab card x

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Great in so many ways - theme, b & w, texture, clean lines - what a card!

Squirrel x said...

Another stunner hun, this is just classically elegant and gorgeous. Love it. Hugs Sxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a stunning card and so stylish.

Anne

MaggieC said...

In my opinion, the monochrome effect is just the right one. The card is perfect as it is.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A very classy Celtic theme Lynne -your card is stunning.
I love the way that Celtic designs are so "complete" - kind of never-ending if you know what I mean!
Hope all is well - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

kelly said...

I don't think I've ever seen a celtic style card before, it's beautiful!

Kelly xx

mustavcoffee said...

Simply beautiful ,love it:0) xxx

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely card and I just love black & white, well done.
Maureen....x

Suze Bain said...

Super card. My hubby loves celtic art - you've given me some inspiration for his next birthday! x

Joan said...

Beautiful Celtic card, love the black and white theme

Sharon said...

This is lovely and crisp. Very striking!

Aileen said...

Lovely celtic card and great staging of it. x

PetraB said...

A stunning card. I love the black and white combination, it looks so elegant.

Jules said...

Hi Lynne

Love this very, very much. Great finished look.

Love Jules xx

pinky said...

This is just stunning Lynne.

chris said...

its very special. hugs chris xx

Stella said...

Less is definitely more; looking at your gorgeous card I can tell you that you created a breathtaking card. I think it;s one of your best creations! I love the monochromatic look. That Celtic stamps is gorgeous.Love it!

lisa said...

What a stunningly elegant card, Lynne. I love the Celtic theme. You're a real master at the CAS cards, they are perfect.
Jill's new stamps are gorgeous, I'm not surprised you've fallen for them. I'm sure there wil be more to follow. Nestie stamps seem to be the in thing at the minute don't they?
Hugs Lisax

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