Saturday, 14 January 2012

New inks!

For a change I have been able to do this week's Less is More Challenge on the day that it's posted instead of the usual middle of the week/last minute Friday entry!

This is the first of two one layer cards (other one isn't dry) for the Birds theme.
Had a poorly tum this week so in between feeling sorry for myself I indulged in a bit of retail therapy and bought some distress inks.
(Bargain at £18 for 6! And great service from the company who are based in Lincoln -on e-bay they're called 'The Mad Crafters' (which is where I got the offer) but I think they have a store called ali-craft.co.uk on the web - they were here within 48 hours of ordering....it's the first time I have used this company but it definitely won't be the last.)
So was quite happy when I saw the challenge this week cos it was crying out for inky things!
I used an Elusive Images stamp from a set I have had for a while - can honestly say there isn't a stamp amongst the plate that I don't like (which is unusual when you buy a complete A4 plate cos there's usually one teeny one that you will never use!)

The birdie clinging on reminds me of the wheatfields we had this summer in the field opposite.
I stamped him in Versamark Onyx Black and masked off the area around him before playing with some new (and some old) inks. Colours used - Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky for the top and Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage and Crushed Olive for the bottom.
The sentiment stamp is from Papermania I think.
Other Challenges-
I Brake for Stamps- Simple
Bloggers Challenge - Wings and Things

Crafty Creations - Something New
City Crafter - Back to Black

It's a beautiful day here - but very cold so I hope the sun is also shining where you are and thanks for visiting. Have a lovely day! x 

47 comments:

  1. Gorgeous inking, hope you're feeling better Viv
    Anne
    x

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  2. Lovely card with a smashing set of colours - a veritable bargain too.

    Feel better soon

    Kathyk

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  3. WOW! I love this. You have used some beautiful colours for the sky.
    Will have to check this lttle birdie out, he is stunning.
    Love Sheila x

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  4. Youo;ve used those inks brilliantly Viv
    what a good bargain
    Fabulous card

    Many thanks
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  5. Gorgeous card Viv, I love the image and your inking work, lovely colours. I hope you are feeling better xx

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  6. Gorgeous colours Viv, its a beautiful card.
    Yvonne x

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  7. Hi Viv
    This is gorgeous love the stamp ......hope you are feeling better....
    Hugs sylvie
    xxxxx

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  8. that´s a wonderful card!

    xxx Susi

    we start a new Challenge:
    NEW:MOO-MANIA

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  9. This is gorgeous Viv
    Margaret x

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  10. Absoluty stunning Viv, so jealous of people that can do inking like this, don't seem to have that talent myself. X

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  11. Great bit of inking, love the colours and great stamps :)

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  12. Gorgeous colours Viv - a stunning card. xx

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  13. Hola viv, fantastic inking, is a really beautiful card, so elegant, well done Viv.
    Happy new year from Palnma

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  14. Gorgeous! Love the colour palette and fab stamp.

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  15. Love the background colors that you have inked. The stamp is stylish so is just right for this card. Hugs Mrs A.

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  16. Super inking Viv and it sounds as though you got a bargain with your Distress inks!
    Lovely bird too.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  17. Great card Viv - glad you've found your mojo!!

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  18. Fabulous inking Viv and I love your stamps.
    Lynne xxx

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  19. so gorgeous viv.i love the stamp and stunning colours ;D

    xx coops xx

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  20. What super background colours, like the placement on the card as well.

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  21. oooo I love this - love its simplicity xxx (HUG)

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  22. Hi Viv, I hope tour tum is much better now! What a wonderful card, just perfect :o)
    Jackie xx

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  23. Really Beautiful!! I love the inking.

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  24. Love the colour palette Viv and beautiful stamping:)
    Val x

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  25. This is beautiful!! I love the image and your lovely use of distress inks ... many thanks for playing along at CCCB

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  26. Such a lovely card! I like the divided look; very creative design!

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  27. The silhouette looks wonderful with your stunning BG! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

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  28. This is just stunning Viv! I love the colours you've used for your background and the silhouette is gorgeous. Vicky x

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  29. Very pretty, great colours
    I have used that company they are fab arent they!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations
    Hugs
    Kat xx

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  30. wow - gorgeous ink background for that great silhouette stamp. great card!

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  31. I really love your card. One the best LIM entries.

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  32. So beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  33. This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at CCCB!

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  34. Beautiful card. Love the inky background and gorgeous silhouette. x

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  35. Hi there, Fabulous inky background and the sillhoutte is perfect, love your card:0) Hope you're feeling better now, Gay xxx

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  36. Lovely use of distress inks brilliant card.

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  37. Oh, this is just lovely. Love the silhouette against that fabulous inking! :) Ann Y.

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  38. Brilliant card Viv, well done. I do hope you are feeling better now. Thanks for the lovely comments too :O) Viv xx

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  39. Viv, what a marvelous job you did on sponging the background...so delicate and the shading looks perfect!! Awesome card!

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  40. Gorgeous card...and gorgeous use of the inks!!

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  41. Wonderful card. Love your image and the lovely colors you used.

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenge! I am sorry my commenting is soo late.
    kaos

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