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:

TAM said...

Two fabulous cards - love the images and those inky backgrounds

Cath Wilson said...

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

Jane said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Jingle said...

These are so pretty!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

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

Marlena M. said...

Lovely cards! ;)

Kathyk said...

Both lovely and the color selections are fab too

Kathyk

Zoechaos said...

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

Lisa Jane said...

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

Mandi said...

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

Suze Bain said...

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

Jenni's Jems said...

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

Faith A said...

I really like these, lovely colours

Anonymous said...

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

Chrissie said...

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

Aileen said...

I love your inky squares they are fab! x

Tracy said...

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

craftimamma said...

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

Beryl K said...

Two stunning cards, love the vibrant squares
Beryl x

Vicky Hayes said...

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

Anke said...

Fantastic cards Sally, great design.

Carol said...

Two great cards, love your inky squares. Carol x

Pauline said...

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

Sasha said...

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

Heather said...

These are lovely, the colours and the CAS layout.

Linby said...

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

GinaA said...

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

Gibmiss said...

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

Lisa A. said...

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

Fiona said...

Both are great cards - love the inking idea! xx