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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Less is More week 28 one layer using INK

This week's LIM challenge is :

The special feature we would like to see this week is for you to 
USE INK
** This does include ink pads **
...hopefully in a way you haven't tried before.... or using a favourite technique.
If you can avoid using the computer this week, that would be great, but we wouldn't want to to miss a week if the computer is your only method of card making.
I've made a couple of cards but may try again later in the week. My first card uses a resist technique, which is something I have only done a couple of times. The stamp is by Jenny May and is stamped in  versamark and embossed with clear EP. I then masked a square around the image and used DI in Bundled Sage and Worn Lipstick as the background and burnished the resist with a tissue to remove any ink. I stamped the corners with a clarity stamp.


My second card uses the same stamp but I inked it up with SU Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi. I used a water brush to drag some of the colour around to create light and shade. The sentiment was inked with Wild Wasabi and I added just a touch of glitter to the centre of the flowers.



Thanks for looking and I love to read your reactions to my creations:))

19 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Oh, Valerie, I love BOTH cards! I really like the first one with the resist embossed image...so pretty!

Mandi said...

Pretty cards Valerie
I love the second, your colouring is wonderful

Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Valerie, Two gorgeous cards, I love the colours and the second is so pretty, the detail of the flower really stands out, Gay x

Aquarius said...

That is such a versatile stamp and I know it can be used in lots of different ways. I like both of these but prefer the second one if I had to choose.

Carla said...

both lovely cards, the colouring and embossing of the first card I love the most

Jenni's Jems said...

Love both of them but the the one with the edge is the second one for me x

Chrissie said...

It's amazing how one stamp can achieve such varying effects. Both cards are beautiful,however I would have preferred the first without the corner stamps. The colouring in the second one is gorgeous!
Wonderful cards Valerie!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Meggymay said...

Love both your cards, the first one would be my favourite. Yvonne x

Sasha said...

Both your cards look amazing, Valerie! Two completely different looks from the same stamp...fabulous!!

Karen said...

Both cards are lovely Val but my vote goes for the second; but it just goes to show how different effects you can get using the same stamp.

Rosemary said...

both cards are just lovely, val... but i really like the 2nd one best!

Suze Bain said...

Wow, the image looks completely different in both cards. Love the inky panel in the first one but the second one is my favourite - beautifully coloured. xx

Vicky Hayes said...

One of the things I love about stamping is thinking up different ways to use the stamps - and I love the completely different looks you got with this stamp here. My favourite is the second one - I love that watercoloured look. Thank you for your lovely comment Val. Vx

Beryl K said...

Beautiful cards
Beryl x

Aileen said...

Two lovely cards. Like both methods. x

Sally H said...

Two stunning cards, Val! You have illustrated perfectly the versatility of stamping. Fabulous!

Kathyk said...

Such a pretty card and I love your colour choice

Kathyk

GinaA said...

The second is my favourite, yu can see so much more of the details on the flower, gorgeous colour as well.

Maja said...

They're both very beautiful

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