Saturday, 13 August 2011

Inks

Less is More challenged us to use Inks this week. They also asked if possible not to use the computer. Although I have a lot of stamps and technically should have used one of them to make my card I hope I will be forgiven the use of this gorgeous digi stamp.There's also not a lot of white space - so this week no doubt the Head Girls will make me go onto the naughty step! I am in two minds about submitting it really but wanted to post it so will take my punishment and hope I am not excommunicated!
In my defence it IS one layer!!!!! If I get more time I'll probably do another with an actual stamp!

Whatever happens punishment wise, this card is destined for the 'Pink Stash' as I'm always getting asked for 'men' cards and I never have a lot 'cos I don't like doing them - so think this might be suitable?

The image is called Summer Fence from Stitchy Bear Stamps. It reminds me of the fields opposite and behind where I live - and as we're in the flight path between two fields, the pheasant (and it's family) regularly come and visit!! Thankfully the rabbits seem to stay across the road so the flowers etc are safe!
I  printed onto linen textured card then used torn up post it notes to mask. I used Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Wild Honey distress inks, all applied with shaving brushes.
The sentiment is a stamp (stamped with Versamark) but have absolutely no idea which set it came from!
Challenges
The Paper Variety - green, orange and yellow
Less is More - Inks

32 comments:

  1. Lovely card - hope you're not sent to the naughty step!
    Sandra

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  2. Well the rules may have been bent... but this is fab!
    Not a lot of white space... but the style is CAS so we'll forget that one...
    Used a digi image.... but there's lots of inking, so we'll forget that one too!
    I reckon you've avoided the naughty step pretty well here Viv!
    I really like this card and I'm really glad you decided to blog it...
    Thanks so much.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  3. Hello Viv. This is so beautiful and a super image. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  4. Fabulous, what a great image that is.

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  5. It`s a fabulous card Viv, very serene and peaceful.
    Lynne xxx

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  6. Its fabulous, love the image. Glad you are not on the step. Yvonne z

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  7. Ooh, I love this Viv!! Well done for getting let off from the naughty step, lol!! xx

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  8. Stunning card Viv, I love silhouettes and thought this was put together using clarity stamps. I think you could have got away with it.
    Anne x

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  9. This is so lovely Viv, such a serene scene - I love it.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  10. This is a fabulous card - bent or not (lol), the background is fantastic.

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  11. Lovely card and fab colours

    Kathyk

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  12. Naughty step or not I love your inked sky, it's so realistic :)
    Brilliant card.
    Jenny x

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  13. this is fab,love all of it,x

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  14. Really great card, love the background and the scene is just beautiful :)

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  15. this is stunning image, the image is beautiful and fab inking ;D

    xx coops xx

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  16. What a stunning card :o)
    Jackie xx

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  17. Lovely image, just like where I live too.

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  18. Gorgeous card!! Beautiful image.

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  19. Love the warm feeling you get from your card, it's a fab scene. x

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  20. A fabulous image and great inking! xx

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  21. Gorgeous card-well done for avoiding the step!
    Linbyx

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  22. I'm forgiving you too Viv, cos what a digi!
    your inking is superb so
    No naughty step!
    Thanks so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  23. Absolutely love the scene, it reminds me of a warm summer evening. Lovely inky effect!

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  24. Beautiful....love the scene...and the colors are fabulous!

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  25. Hi Viv

    Oh this is wonderful ... .. I love the finished look very much!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  26. Fab card, the inking is just perfect.

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  27. Ooh this is lovely, I "had" to buy some of these digi silhouettes the other day, not used them yet though...
    Anne
    x

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  28. beautiful! love how you used the inks!!

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