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:

Chrissie said...

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"

Victoria said...

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

Faith A said...

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!

Lynne K said...

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

Zoe Sanderson said...

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

Deborah Frings said...

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

Carol said...

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

Cath Wilson said...

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

Anke said...

Wonderful card Sally.

Hugs
Anke

Paula Whittaker said...

great sentiment with the beautifully inked/stamped strip.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is stunning Sally.
Clare x

Lisa Jane said...

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

Doreen said...

This is beautiful.xxx

Scrapmate said...

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

Mandi said...

Sensational card Sally
That panel is superb

Thank you so much
mandi
"Less is More"

lisa said...

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

Squirrel said...

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

Kathyk said...

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

Kathyk

Elaine said...

Great card - love the subtle colouring!

TAM said...

Stunning card Sally - everything about it is just perfect.

cardz said...

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

Linby said...

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

craftimamma said...

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

Viv said...

This is sooo pretty :) Viv xx

Dotty Jo said...

This looks wonderful Sally, Jo x

Elaine said...

Really gorgeous panel Sally, beutiful inking - love that stamp

Elaine x

Viv's Visuals said...

Great job you've done with this! Lovely card

Cazro said...

Gorgeous, my kind of card. Caz

Karen said...

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

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

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