Saturday, 2 July 2011

Less is More wk22 - shades of blue

I was quite pleased when I saw that this week's challenge at Less is More is 'shades of blue'... I was sure I could manage that... and I had a lovely inky session in the craft room and came up with this...


And it's really not the look I was aiming for!  I was thinking a lovely serene, peaceful scene, with a touch of shimmer.  However, all my blue inks seem to be a bit too vibrant or dark to be serene... sigh.  He looks a bit like he's fishing underwater doesn't he?!  Poor love.

Anyway, I've made the background using distress inks in 'broken china' and 'faded jeans' and added some shimmer with cosmic shimmer spray in 'aqua lagoon'.  It looks quite splodgy in the pic but it does actually have a nice shimmer.  The image is from a Flourishes set called 'kids at play', stamped in 'paris dusk' memento ink.  Sentiment stamp is from a Little Claire set.

64 comments:

  1. I't's gorgeous Lisa....love all the blues (one of my fave colours at the mo...you may have noticed..lol..)...and yes you can see a slight shimmer too sweetie..

    have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

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  2. Awesome:) It looks a bit mystirious.

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  3. Totally love this Lisa, love it!!

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  4. wow this is lovely, love the effects x

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  5. I don't think it looks like he is underwater at all, I think it;s FAB
    Lovely shade of blue

    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  6. Its a fab card great effect!

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  7. A brilliant stamp and scene for this challenge Lisa, It looks a tranquil place to me :)
    Jenny x

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  8. Hola Lisa, fabulous card!!!beautiful stamp and fantastic shades,well done.
    A hug from Palma

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  9. It's fab Lisa, love the background you've created and I really love this stamp.

    Donna x

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  10. It's stunning and the darker colours contrast so well with the white linen card - there are no mistakes in crafting :) x

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  11. So gorgeous against the white! Fabulous entry!

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  12. Oh I'm feeling serene!! This is lovely. Very, very nice. xxx

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  13. WOW Lisa, this is just lovely - I think it looks really serene. Great work. Hugs, Claire x

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  14. Ooh your back ground is beautiful!
    Love the image too, fab for male cards.
    Kaz xx

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  15. I'd say it's serene. Fishing at dusk, I reckon, not underwater! It's a lovely card, great job!

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  16. wow Lisa...this is lovely, the silhouette is fab against the blue..very purty!!

    Fi
    x

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  17. Nothing wrong with it Lisa, it's a gorgeous card. Love it.

    Kat xx

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  18. Hi Lisa, I don't think he looks like he's underwater at all! It's a beautiful card. Sarah

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  19. Love it Lisa, I think it's perfect! He looks to me like he's fishing early in the morning as the light is coming up :o)
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    xxx

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  20. Oh Lisa .. .. I love the look of this very much.

    I think this is probably how the world looks if you go fishing at the crack of dawn .. .. my Dad often used to do that.

    He would have been out and fished and be home again before us kids even got up!!!

    Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

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  21. Its Fab, and a lovely shade of blue. Love it xx Mau

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  22. I love your blue shades and what a fab stamp, really lovely card :)

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  23. Lisa this is stunning. The shades of blue are lovely and he doesn't look like he's fishing under water at all!

    I hope you're having a great weekend.

    Feebsy
    xx

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  24. This is beautiful Lisa, love the coloured background
    Clairexx

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  25. This is a great card. I think it does have a serene, peaceful feel/look to it.

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  26. I love this. I don't get that he is underwater, i think he is perfect :)

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  27. I think its a fabulous card. Looks like he's fishing at night to me! Stunning shades of blue too. Love Sheila x

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  28. Nothing wrong with this Lisa, it looks perfect to me!
    Helen x

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  29. Oh, this is beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  30. so beautiful, amazing work with inks!

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  31. Gorgeous work Lisa - love the shades of blue and the image is stunning.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Debs xx

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  32. Gorgeous, I think it looks a bit Mystical. Mary x

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  33. This is lovely - and serene I think! Great use of the inks and I love the touch of shimmer.

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  34. It' annoying when a card doesn't quite come out the same as you envisaged isn't it! But in this case you have still created a right beauty!

    Sharon x

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  35. Wow this is beautiful Lisa and such an stunning scene, love your colour choice :) Donna x

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  36. Wow - what a stunner Lisa! It doesn't look as if he's underwater at all - in fact I think he went out fishing in the morning and had such a good time that he's still there in the evening; I bet his mum's wondering where he is... Shall I shut up now?! Hope you've managed to conquer your hayfever symptoms. Vx

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  37. I think this is gorgeous. It reminds me of twilight, when the sun has dropped and the light has faded.
    Caroline.
    xxx

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  38. Terrific card, great shades of blue. x

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  39. wow this is stunning lisa and not too dark at all.the blue colours and shimmer are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

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  40. it's a stunning card! I think he is grabbing the last few minutes of twilight at the end of a wonderful days fishing (or he has nodded off, as my uncle did regularly when he was fishing!)

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  41. It looks serene enough to me, I love it :o)
    Jackie xx

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  42. Perfect in every way. Hazel x

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  43. I love this!!! Hugs Juls

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  44. This is beautiful, Lisa. Your scene has a very dreamy quality. Love it. Ann

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  45. Beautiful card Lisa :) HelenR x

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  46. Oh wow another fantastic card, gorgeous colour and I adore that stamp.
    hugs Teresa xx

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  47. Just love it...Lisa!! Absolutely fantastic :D
    hugs and xxx

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  48. Lovely card - such beautiful shades of blue xx

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  49. What's not to love? This is fabulous

    Kathyk

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  50. Lisa, you've inspired me to get my stamp out and get it inky!!! This is gorgeous!! My Card

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  51. You are very hard on yourself but when we have a image/effect in mind it is hard to see properly if its not what we get! I love this think it is peaceful and serene he is fishing at dusk or is that dawn? XOXO Zoe

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  52. I never like to tell anyone..."I can't believe you think..." but this is very serene to me. I love it. Fabulous card!!

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  53. Great card, I think the background is just right
    Beryl x

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  54. Ooh, I love this card! Love the varying shades of blue, the spritzing and the shimmer. It does look serene to me.

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  55. superb male card. fab blue shades. I reckon most men will love this style and image. x

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  56. A lovely card. Looks like he is fishing in the evening. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

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