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:

Vicky said...

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

Maja said...

Awesome:) It looks a bit mystirious.

Kelly Schelske said...

Totally love this Lisa, love it!!

Debs M said...

wow this is lovely, love the effects x

Mandi said...

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"

Ang C said...

Its a fab card great effect!

Jenny said...

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

Loli said...

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

Donna Mosley said...

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

Donna x

Louise said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

So gorgeous against the white! Fabulous entry!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card!!

Faye said...

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

Claire x said...

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

Kaz said...

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

Angelnorth said...

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

Fiona said...

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

Fi
x

Kat said...

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

Kat xx

Jan said...

Love it xx Jan

Rachelxx said...

Fabby job! :-)

fifib said...

Gorgeous card xx

Sarah said...

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

Cazza said...

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

Jules said...

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

Mau xx said...

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

Suzilou said...

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

Feebsy said...

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

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Lisa, love the coloured background
Clairexx

Dana Leigh said...

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

Jess said...

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

Sheila in Cyprus said...

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

Annes Art said...

fabulous card Lisa!!

Molecraft said...

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

melsanford said...

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

ninarsku said...

so beautiful, amazing work with inks!

Debs said...

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

MARY B said...

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

Ruth M said...

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

The Little Stamper said...

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

Donna said...

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

Vicky Hayes said...

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

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

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

Netty said...

Terrific card, great shades of blue. x

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Jo Street said...

It's a fab card!
Jo x

Sally H said...

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!)

Jackie said...

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

Hazel said...

Perfect in every way. Hazel x

Juls said...

I love this!!! Hugs Juls

Sarpreet said...

stunning

kingstonmama said...

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

HelenR said...

Beautiful card Lisa :) HelenR x

Teresa said...

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

xGemmax said...

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

Diane said...

Lovely card - such beautiful shades of blue xx

Brenda Dean said...

So beautiful!

Kathyk said...

What's not to love? This is fabulous

Kathyk

Susan said...

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

Zoechaos said...

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

Theresa said...

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

Beryl K said...

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

Lorraine said...

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

rosie said...

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

Angela Weimer said...

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