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.


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

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

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

  4. Just stunning Julie!
    Margaret x

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

  6. Beautifully balanced, a super card.

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

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

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

  10. This is gorgeous, such a wonderful design.

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

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

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


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