Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Less is more - sketch

The challenge at Less is More this week is a sketch and I have to tell you this is my third attempt. I tried a variety of strips of patterned paper, but it just didn't look right. In the end I got my trusty dusters out and came up with this.
 I used Adirondack inks in sunshine yellow, sunset orange and espresso, along with distress ink in Tea dye. The stamp is from Inkylicious and is called Willow twigs. The sentiment is also from Inkylicious. I was trying to recreate one of those yellow sunrises you sometimes get this time of year, but I think the colour is a bit strong for that. Thanks for looking and I hope I will find the time to pay you a return visit. Steve had another operation on his knee today, so I am working from home tomorrow to keep an eye on him, and make sure he stays sitting down with his leg elevated.

30 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Sally!
    I love the colours... great inking... and that stamp is just fab... I love twiggy things!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Wow, Sally! I love this! What fantastic stamps. The sentiment is perfect. I hope your husband feels better soon.

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  3. Oh! WOW, an incredible scene, just beautiful.

    Thanks for your comment on my card, good idea LOL.

    Just read your profile and see you are a chocoholic, I stand up and say I am a chocoholic too!

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  4. We have had some sunrises just like that here recently! Beautiful card! Hope Steve's op went well & he'll be back on his feet soon. x

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  5. Sally you have such a fertile mind and make the most wonderful cards. Everything about this is just right once again I'm in awe. XOXO Zoe

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  6. This is so pretty - love the warm sky and reeds - fab!

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  7. This looks fabulous Sally, great inking and I love the image. Carol x

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  8. Stunning work, Sally. Love the colours and the stamps. Glad you got time to play x

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  9. Wonderful card Sally.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  10. great sentiment with the beautifully inked/stamped strip.

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  11. oh wow this is fabulous ... i love the ochre colour and the twiggy stamps
    Lisax

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  12. Lovely, I can just feel the warmth radiating from the sun.

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  13. Sensational card Sally
    That panel is superb

    Thank you so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  14. This is gorgeous, Sally. I love the yellows and that stamp might just have to come and join my collection too, it's yummy.
    I hope Steve's op has gone well and he is being a good patient.
    Hugs Lisax

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  15. How beautiful! The sunset colours with silhouettes are attracting me at the moment too.
    Rosey x

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  16. This is fabulous and like Chrissie I'm very fond of all things twiggy and grassy!

    Kathyk

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  17. Great card - love the subtle colouring!

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  18. Stunning card Sally - everything about it is just perfect.

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  19. This is beautiful, I love the perfectly graded sunset/sunrise and the lovely grass silhouettes.
    Heather T.

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  20. Just beautiful Sally, I really want to get my ink dusters out after looking at this.
    Lynn x

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  21. Wowaa! This is really gorgeous Sally. I love those twigs and they look fabulous against the strip of colour.

    Hope Steve behaves himself for you and recovers quickly.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  22. This is sooo pretty :) Viv xx

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  23. This looks wonderful Sally, Jo x

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  24. Really gorgeous panel Sally, beutiful inking - love that stamp

    Elaine x

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  25. Great job you've done with this! Lovely card

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  26. Gorgeous, my kind of card. Caz

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  27. Gorgeous card Sally - many congratulations on being in the showcase.

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  28. Your card is simply gorgeous. Congrats on being in the LIM showcase. Well deserved!

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