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:

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

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  2. 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"

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

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  4. Pretty colours and great flowers, love this, Gay xxx

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

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  6. Beautiful Sally, love that technique!
    Val x

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. Lovely resist effect and such soft and delicate colours.

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  14. Great technique and a lovely card, Sandra

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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

    KAthyk

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

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

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  20. Absolutely love that stamp.

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

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

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  23. Lovely card - your swiping technique worked well. Gill x

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