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:

Sandra said...

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

Chrissie said...

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"

Rose Petal said...

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

Beryl K said...

This is beautiful
Beryl x

Jan said...

Fab card Viv
xx Jan

Sarah said...

Fabulous, what a great image that is.

Lynne said...

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

Meggymay said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

annesyme said...

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

My name is Wynneth said...

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

PetraB said...

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

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and fab colours

Kathyk

Jenny said...

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

kay said...

this is fab,love all of it,x

Suzilou said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

What a stunning card :o)
Jackie xx

Sandra said...

Lovely image, just like where I live too.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card!! Beautiful image.

Aileen said...

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

Suze Bain said...

A fabulous image and great inking! xx

Linby said...

Gorgeous card-well done for avoiding the step!
Linbyx

Mandi said...

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"

Maja said...

Gorgeous card

Sasha said...

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

Faith A said...

So beautiful

Susan said...

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

Jules said...

Hi Viv

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

Love Jules xx

GinaA said...

Fab card, the inking is just perfect.

Anne said...

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

Rachel said...

beautiful! love how you used the inks!!