Thursday, 18 August 2011
Less is More
The challenge at Less is More this week is to use inks - on a One Layer Card!
I have had a few ideas using one of the new stamps I bought from Crafty Individuals at the beggining of the week, but its been a busy week and haven't had a chance to do anything until now. This stamp was a 'freebie' I received in my "delivery" and I stamped it onto some scrap papers to see exactly what the image was, I am not really into birds for cards, but when I saw this image stamped, the idea for the card was there.
I have used my brayer before, but only a couple of times and then just for blue skies, and although I watch Barbara Grey on Create&Craft, I haven't really played with it! I used Distress Inks Tattered Rose and Spiced Marmalade for the sky and Walnut stain on the hills. Because this image was smaller than I wanted, I drew a frame with a Black Embossing Pen and then heat embossed with clear powder (I have seen Barbara G do this - so I can't take any credit for this idea). I did the same frame around the sentiment. This card is a 5" x 7" as I felt the image suited an oblong card and a DL was too long and thin!
This is a different type of card for me, and I really enjoyed doing it, so Thanks Chrissy & Mandy for the challenge - LIM really does take me out of my comfort zone, and I am starting to like the cards I make. I will tell you a little secret - some of the cards have been 'altered' (or binned) after the challenges .
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesdays - Anything Goes
The Stamp Man - Anything Goes with summer colours
That's it for now, thanks for looking and if you like what you see, please leave a comment and I can come and visit you.