Monday, 29 August 2011

Less is More - take three challenges

I had a session getting very inky last night and came up with two cards for this week's Less is More challenge. I selected the following three challenges:
Three Squares (Week 4)
Use ink (week 28) - I swiped distress ink across my craft mat and sprayed with Iridescent gold glimmer mist before laying my paper on top
Embossing (week 15) - I stamped in black and heat embossed in clear. I also dry embossed borders across both cards.

Both sets of squares came from the same sheet. The colours I used were Mustard seed, Worn lipstick, Broken china and Spiced marmalade. I had forgotten how vibrant these colours were, and had hardly used the worn lipstick and Spiced marmalade.
I haven't added a sentiment, because I will use them as and when. I suppose I didn't need to mat them onto the black metallic card, but it made it easier to get them straight that way. The squares on the stamp are not quite equal in size!
thanks for looking!

31 comments:

  1. Two fabulous cards - love the images and those inky backgrounds

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  2. Simple but extremely effective - lovely colours and a great design.

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  3. Two great cards, love the effect you have achieved with the inks.

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  4. Love both of your cards. Great images and beautiful colours.
    Debbie x

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  5. Beautiful cards Sally - the stamp designs are fabulous, and I love your inking techniques.
    Have a super week - hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  6. Both lovely and the color selections are fab too

    Kathyk

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  7. Fantastic cards Sally, did you say your mojo has gone walkabout? no sign of its absence here! XOXO Zoe

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  8. ooh i love both the cards ... the colours look fabulous
    Lisa x

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  9. Interesting mix of flowers SAlly
    I love the second one
    Lovely inking effect
    Thank you very much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM "Less is More"

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  10. These are really fab. Love the colours and the images. xx

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  11. Both are really great and love the colours that you have used x

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  12. I really like these, lovely colours

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  13. Gorgeous cards Sally! I really like the images mounted on black. xx

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  14. These are stunning Sally, super inky techniques and colours too!
    I love the clean lines of these!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  15. I love your inky squares they are fab! x

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  16. These are fabulous, love the colours on the squares.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  17. These are beautiful Sally. Love the idea of spritzing with the glimmer spray on top of the swiped inks. The dry embossed lines really set off the squares too.

    I see you've made the most of the last few weeks and your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the pics of those stunning birds too.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  18. Two stunning cards, love the vibrant squares
    Beryl x

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  19. There seem to be lots of ways to get this effect and I was interested to read your version of laying card stock onto your inked craft mat! The cards are stunning. Vx

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  20. Fantastic cards Sally, great design.

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  21. Two great cards, love your inky squares. Carol x

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  22. Two very fabulous cards, I love the inked treatment and the stamps are lovely.

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  23. Both of your cards are beautifully stamped and coloured, Sally.

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  24. These are lovely, the colours and the CAS layout.

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  25. Two fab cards Sally - the embossed line really adds to the design.
    Lynn x

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  26. Great colours and inking, lovely combination with the black squares.

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  27. Hi Sally
    Two stunning cards ....Fabby cards Sally ....
    hugs sylvie
    xx

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  28. How lovely these cards are!! Love the images and the colors...really really pretty:)!!

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  29. Both are great cards - love the inking idea! xx

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