Friday, February 10, 2017

Power and Spark-Say Yes to No lines

This month the challenge at Power & Spark is to try the No line technique.  Oh Wow!  Something that I admire when I see it, but not so easy to recreate. OK, that is what a challenge is all about.  So I have to give it a try.  This is the first card that I have done after looking at a thousand videos.  ( not really a thousand)  But after all is done, I think that I will be doing another one soon. 

Here is the card that I finished with the no line technique
This card morphed into something completely different than I first planned.  It was going to be a flat card that could easily be mailed.  After completing design and coloring the flower, I really didn't like how the little flower was done.  I did like the large spray.  Solution, fussy cut it out.  OK, now we are on our way, but just putting it on the card front was not quite right.  So I die cut the oval.  Too much blue showing, not right.  I had these layered dies form Lori Whitlock on my desk, and thought that completed the card.  OK, now I am happy and we are on the way to posting.  All of a sudden, there appears a dark smudge on this white card.  Happens to me a lot of the time.  Don't know why, maybe smudge from my fingers.  White card stock and me just don't mix.  My usual fix is to cover it up, so that is why I went back and did the small group of flowers to cover the smudge.  Too much information?  Well, I bet you all have a similar story and this is mine.

This card will be entered in the Power and Spark challenge this month.  You have lots of time to enter.  Come on join in the fun.  Look out, I will be doing another one soon. 

Ingredients:  Power Poppy Azalea stamp
                     Water color paper
                     Gina K Designs card stock in Power Blue
                     Distress ink Antique Linen
                     Zig water color markers
                     Oval die from Lil'Inker
                     Lori Whitlock  die, cut on my silhouette

Thanks for stopping by to take a closer look.  Your comments make my day.


  1. PERFECTION! This technique is very difficult (for me anyways) but you have perfected here in your very 1st try! You are as AMAZING as this gorgeous creation! Love the background and your pretty posies! YOU WIN!!! :)

  2. Laughed all the time I was reading your story. have you ever dropped an ink pad on your almost finished card? Even Bob Rossi could not make a happy accident out of my bloopers. Beautiful design and card. the die cut behind is gorgeous.

  3. I love your card. It is gorgeous. I tried the no line technique and failed miserably and have not gotten enough incentive to try again but maybe with your inspiring design I just might have to try again. Oh, and just today I was adding an inside sentiment to my sister's birthday card and the stamp fell off the acrylic block. It landed quite crooked but I think my sister will still like the card. Always an "oops" many times for me too!

  4. So tell me about that Lori Whitlock cut it on your Silhouette??? Is it a cut file or SVG??? If so, wonder if I can cut it on my Cricut. Anyway, I LOVE how you have done the no line watercolor. I haven't tried it yet...don't really have any Power Poppy stamps that would work, but I might try it yet. Your Azaleas are amazing, well done!!!

  5. Very pretty! The lattice like back through the oval is clever. Your azaleas look great, nicely done. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month.