Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Less is More - one layer and ink

The challenge this week at Less is More is a one layer card using ink, preferably in a way that is new or different to usual. I've spent several days thinking about it, and finally came up with this:
I stamped and clear embossed the agapanthus cluster (Stampendous) and then 'swiped' memento ink in angel pink, lulu lavender and summer sky. I've not done much swiping before, and to be honest, that random edge of ink makes me feel just a little bit uncomfortable! I then ironed the image using a sheet of kitchen towel to remove the embossing and leave a batik effect image. Finally I added the sentiment (Inkylicious).
Thanks for looking!

24 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Sally - This is so delicate and the inking is fabulous. Love the Resist technique and the beautiful sentiment.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Chrissie said...

Well it looks like all that thinking paid off Sally, this is gorgeous and I just live the edge of the inking... it's a great faux batik card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

Should say 'love' the inking of course... my fingers don't type as well as I do!
Chrissie

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Pretty colours and great flowers, love this, Gay xxx

Anonymous said...

Fab technique Sally and a very pretty effect. Lovely! xx

Valerie said...

Beautiful Sally, love that technique!
Val x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a great technique Sally and your card is lovely!

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the soft colours and the image just jumps out at you ,lovely x

Linby said...

what a beautiful card you created, so soft and serene
Linbyx

Lisa Jane said...

oh its wonderful.. love those pretty colours and the batik effect
Lisa x

Carol said...

Lovely pretty card and what a novel use for an iron! Carol x

Karen said...

is really lovely and delicate. fab use of ink and technique. lovely card Karen x

Sasha said...

Lovely resist effect and such soft and delicate colours.

Sandra said...

Great technique and a lovely card, Sandra

craftimamma said...

This is lovely Sally. The colours are really pretty and I think you've made a fab job of the swiping. I always like the effect when others use it but somehow mine never looks right.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Jules said...

Hi Sal

Beautiful work!!

Gorgeous colours and a great sentiment too.

Not a technique I have tried .. .. but I might have to now!!

Love Jules xx

Kathyk said...

The combination of the FAB agapanthus image and your colour choice for your "swiping" turned out so very well

KAthyk

Mandi said...

This looks lovely Sally
the black sentiment looks FAB against the pastel ink effect
Super!
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Faith A said...

Gorgeous, love the colours

Carola Bartz said...

This is such a beautiful card, Sally. I love it. The stamp is gorgeous.

Andrea said...

Absolutely love that stamp.

Zoechaos said...

NICE card! in a very good way. Love the swiping and the random edges are just how they should be XOXO Zoe

Viv said...

Such a pretty card, love the soft colours esp. :O) Viv xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card - your swiping technique worked well. Gill x