Sunday, 17 July 2011

An inky one...

I made this one about a week ago I think, when I was having a play with my distress inks, but then for some reason I forgot to blog it...



I think I used Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick, on linen card, to create the background and then edged everything in Antique Linen, but I'm not totally sure.  The stamp is Hero Arts 'wildflower garden' stamped several times across the card, sentiment is Penny Black.  Quite a simple card really, but I find it so relaxing playing with the inks like this :o)

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

I forgot to mention last week, but we finally gave into pressure from just about everyone and had Dex's hair cut... we've always liked it quite long, sort of 'surfer dude' style - his hair's very blond and a bit curly.  But honestly, the way people went on about how he looked like a girl and how 'cruel' we were keeping it long... anyway we got it cut... I hate it!  Waaaaahhhhh!!!  Morgan's hair is short and it suits him, but Dex's hair definitely looked better long... oh well, I'm going to just let it grow again and ignore everyone in future lol.

35 comments:

jackid said...

beautiful card Lisa love it as you said very simple but very effective love it.As for your biys hair isn't it up to you how he has it not anyone else yes when he's older it will be up to hiim but until then your his parents you decide Phil has an aunty how lives in New Zealand and has 2 boy's (well grown up now) but they both have white blonde hair and she was like you loved it longer and thats how she kept it lol the older one even grew some dreadlocks for a time not long ago stick to your guns
Jacki xx

Katina said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! I love how you've used the inks and the stamp is perfect. I really must have a try at this technique.

Aww, why can't people keep their opinions to themselves?! You're right to let Dex's hair grow again. We have a couple of Y6 boys in school who have longer hair and they really suit it too. I think it looks 'cool'! xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Oh wow Lisa, LOVE your card, beautiful image, Hero Arts are so wonderful. My girly had all of her hair cut off yesterday, seems to be the rage at the moment lol! Have a lovely day hugs Heidi x

Debs M said...

your card looks fab, i don't know how manage to blend it so well!

ignore everyone else, your child, your decision x

Amanda said...

Lovely card, have only just discovered the relaxing inky fun of distress inks.

I agree that you should have his hair as you and he like it not anyone else.

The Crystal Elephant said...

Super card. Love the colours xx

Fiona said...

wow Lisa...this is amazing. did you just use plain white card to start with?? Great effect, must try.

fi
x

Janette said...

Hi Lisa, love your card, your colours have blended in beautifully, i like the Hero Arts stamps, one of my fav companies. Janette x

Kat said...

Stunning card Lisa, I just love it.

I think you should do what you like about Dex's hair. Oliver is very blond too & I kinda felt it was a bit long, although it didn't make him look like a girl! But I wouldn't dream of saying anything to Catriona. He's her son and it's up to her whether his hair is long or short. He's a handsome little boy and so is Dex, people shouldn't interfere.

Kat xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Lisa, Gorgeous card, love your flowers and the inking is wonderful, really pretty colour combo:0) As for hair, well, do what you like as long as Dex is comfy with it, it matters not a jot, Gay xxx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card
Lisa
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Vicky said...

Simply stunning Lisa...love all the colours and gorgeous stamp sweetie..

BLW...My George had long hair as a child..blonde and curly like you Dex and it was his choice to cut it...so stick by your guns and take no notice of others...!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Claire x said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the blended inks together, just stunning. Never take any notice of what other people say, if your son and YOU like his hair, then leave it that way, people should mind their own business! LOL. Hugs, Claire x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Lisa the distressing looks great the colours have blended perfectly, those flower images look smashing I love it.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Lynne said...

Smashing card Lisa, gorgeous warm colours.
Why don`t people keep their opinions to themselves. If you and Dex are happy that`s all that matters.
Lynne xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Lisa, this is gorgeous. Love the beautiful background you've created, perfectly blended. love the flowers too and it all looks so lovely on the linen card.

Donna x

TAM said...

Fabulous card - love the image and colour combination you've used.

As for Dex's hair that's up to you and him to decide - it will grow again and you might come to a length where you feel it's "just right" rather than letting it get too long. Whatever you decide there will always be somebody that wants to give you their honest opinion !!!

Sue said...

Hi hun
this is gorgeous i luv the colour tones on it, fab image, sue,x

coops said...

stunning card lisa.fab stamps and i love the beautiful colours ;D

xx coops xx

Lynsey said...

Gorgeous card Lisa!
Hugs Lynsey x

Molecraft said...

Beautiful card Lisa, a work of art!
Helen x

Jenny said...

Love the sunset feel to your card and the wildflowers make the perfect Silhouette.
Jenny x

cardmaking bird said...

Such a gorgeous card - sometimes the simple ones are the most beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Marie xx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

I love what you have done here. Gorgeous colours to put together and a fab stamp too.

Poor Dex :-( People should keep their opinions to themselves .. .. thereis nothing wrong with the surfer dude look !!!

Love Jules xx

Lorraine said...

Ooh, Lisa, I love your inky card! Love the colors and gorgeous blending of the inks! I so love getting inky, too!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, I love the graduated colours :o)
Jackie xx

Little Snippets said...

Beautiful Lisa! I love the soft colours and the flowers are gorgeous. Sarah x

Nannieflash said...

Lisa that is quite stunning, I love how youve created that wild look. hugs Shirleyx

Sarpreet said...

Absolutley gorgeous, great layout, love the stamp

Aileen said...

Love your background, the colours merge together seamlessly. The flowers in silhouette look great.

I'm with the others it's quite the fashion just now for boys to have long hair. x

Andrea said...

Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this kind of meadow scene Lisa and you've done it beautifully - love your colours and the textured card stock you used.
People are so opinionated aren't they but I expect Dex knows just what he likes! Vx

xGemmax said...

Love this card Lisa...the colours are gorgeous & love the stamp you have used :D
hugs and xxx

rosie said...

gorgeous. fab image. colours are stunning x

Clarky J said...

This is stunning - the effect of the distress inks on the linen card is wonderful thanks for joining the Stamp Man challenge