Saturday, 12 April 2014

Less is More

Afternoon all.
I have been busy in the craft room this afternoon. It has been sunny out but there was a cold wind blowing when I took the dog out. What better excuse do you need to get in there and play.
As it's Saturday it means another challenge over at Less is More. This means a bit of thinking as it's 
One Layer week, this time with shadow stamping.
I like shadow stamping especially in a landscape context. It creates depth if used correctly.

Well here is the result of my playing around with the distress inks and a silhouette stamp set from Inkylicious I bought about 3 or 4 years ago at the Harrogate September show. I haven.t used it really but it allowed me to create an overhanging tree effect.


I masked off the bottom half of a A6 card blank and added some DI's to the top panel. I used Weathered Wood, Iced Spruce, Bundled Sage, Broken China and Tumbled Glass. I stamped the foliage using Versafine Onyx Black. I added extra texture by over stamping a Kaisercraft manuscript stamp in Weathered Wood,  removed the mask and stamped a tendril into the white space and added the LOTV greeting. 
It was great fun even if this was the second attempt, as the first mask didn't go right across and a tiny bit of twig found it's way onto the bottom half of the card. Arrrgh.
Well happy crafting everyone.

16 comments:

  1. Love the card. The musical sheet image in the BG really adds panache to this.

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  2. I love the way you created this at the top so still has lots of white space. very effective xx Jan

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  3. Gorgeous card, love the effect you've created with the trees, Cathy x

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  4. Just stunning Julie!
    Margaret x

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  5. Jules this is stunning... I really should ink more
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

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  6. Beautifully balanced, a super card.

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  7. Beautiful card-stunning inking :)
    Best wishhes,Nessa x

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  8. Great card... super inking!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  9. Jules this is gorgeous, I like the twigs overhanging.
    Thank you for playing along this week
    Anne
    Less is More

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  10. This is gorgeous, such a wonderful design.
    Pauline
    x

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  11. Such a pretty card love the design. Love Alison xxx

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  12. Lovely card. I like the overhang of the branch, it balances the card beautifully

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  13. Lovely card ..... great colours. xx

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