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:

Anne said...

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

Kathyk said...

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

Feel better soon

Kathyk

Sheila in Cyprus said...

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

Mandi said...

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

Many thanks
mandi
"Less is More"

Michelle said...

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

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous colours Viv, its a beautiful card.
Yvonne x

Gibmiss said...

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

froebelsternchen Susi said...

that´s a wonderful card!

xxx Susi

we start a new Challenge:
NEW:MOO-MANIA

Margaret said...

This is gorgeous Viv
Margaret x

Gillian said...

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

Dana said...

Beautiful colors!

Suzilou said...

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

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous colours Viv - a stunning card. xx

Loli said...

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

Victoria said...

Gorgeous! Love the colour palette and fab stamp.

Mrs A. said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I adore your sponging!!

Chrissie said...

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"

Maureen said...

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

Lynne said...

Fabulous inking Viv and I love your stamps.
Lynne xxx

Jan said...

Fabulous card Viv xx Jan

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

GinaA said...

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

Lizzybobs said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Marrigje said...

Really Beautiful!! I love the inking.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very pretty card. xxx

Valerie said...

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

Ros said...

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

June Houck said...

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

Lisa Somerville said...

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

1CardCreator said...

Very pretty, love the effect.

Vicky Hayes said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Seleise said...

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

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

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

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

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

cnelson said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at CCCB!

Aileen said...

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

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

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

Scrapmate said...

Lovely use of distress inks brilliant card.

kingstonmama said...

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

Viv said...

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

Susan said...

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

Diane said...

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

Ida said...

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

kaos said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

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