Monday, 15 August 2011

Less is More wk28 - one layer, use ink

The challenge at Less is More this week is a one-layer card using ink... should have been easy really, but I've struggled a bit for some reason.  Well, actually the reason is almost definitely the school hols!  I know, I keep complaining... I do love my boys to bits, but they're SO loud!  I'm really struggling to create anything - tomorrow I'm just giving up and we'll go out for the day I think.


Anyway... this was the last card I made and the only one I actually like.  I inked the stamp (Hero Arts) with memento 'lulu lavender', then dabbed 'lilac posies' and 'grape jelly' on random bits of the stamp, sprayed it with water and then stamped.  I really like this effect and if I'd been more in the mood I would have made a batch in different colours - another day!  The sentiment is Penny Black, and I added a few black pearls to finish.


My first card - an attempt at resist embossing - ended up in the bin.  The resist bit worked fine but I ruined the card.  My second card ended up in the bin too.  So I gave up and splodged a distress ink pad (shabby shutters) directly onto my card and then stamped a Hero Arts stamp in 'bamboo' memento... just because I needed to do something really simple!  It's a bit boring, but I thought I'd include it seen as it didn't get binned!

45 comments:

Liz, said...

Hiya, love both of todays cards, but I think the first one, for me, just wins it by a nose!

Liz x

Marita ♫♫♫ said...

Lovely and elegant cards♥.

Hugs Marita♫♫

Feebsy said...

Lisa these are both really beautiful, especially the first, it's really my sort of colours. I like the boldness of the green too.

I hope that you have a good day if you do decide to go out tomorrow.

Feebs
xx

Sasha said...

Both of your cards are really lovely. Your first one is my favourite though. I love the result of your technique. Beautiful inking and stamping!

Debgem said...

Lisa - they are both fabulous. I really like the first one with the shades of purple, but the green has the edge - just!

Suzi B said...

Both great cards. The technique used for your first card is of my favourites too... lovely colours on this card.
Sue :)

Victoria said...

these are both sooo lush Lisa, just so pretty

Love
Victoria
x

heidy said...

There both beautiful Lisa!
Hugs heidy

GinaA said...

Birth Day dreams card is FAB, great inking and love the black pearl finishing touch.

The Little Stamper said...

I love both cards, but I think the first one is absolutely stunning!!

Sharon x

Carla said...

love both cards, super!

Kelly Schelske said...

Lisa, these are both fantastic! Love the purples though, they're wonderful!

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie these are both gorgeous hun I think the first is my fave....I think!! I love them both so its hard.....

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
Enjoy your day tomorrow shug...

Jenni's Jems said...

Love them both the purple is fab and the green is too can't decide which is my favourite! x

Debs M said...

2 lovely cards, the pinks and purples win it for me tho! x

Katina said...

I think they're both gorgeous! I didn't know you could add water to Memento ink - I'll have to try that. Thanks Lisa! xx

Suze Bain said...

Love the variations of colour in the first one but for me, the second one has the edge! (but both are fab!) xx

Claire x said...

Two lovely cards Lisa - love the stamping effects you have created and the colours are just fab. Hugs, Claire x

Sue said...

I love your cards. The first one is my fave I love the colours used.

Beryl K said...

Stunning cards
Beryl x

Vicky said...

They are both so gorgeous Lisa..!

hugs Vicky xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Lisa these are both simply beautiful the designs are perfect I am rather partial to that first one the colours are so soft.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Great cards, I have the same stamp you have used on your first card but I have never managed to make it look so beautiful.

Mau xx said...

Lisa These are both Lovely! Love the effect on the first one and love the simplicity of the green xx
Beautiful xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow two gorgeous cards, you sure are brill at these, luv the images, sue,x

Maja said...

They're sooo gorgeous

Donna Mosley said...

Two gorgeous cards Lisa, love the ink effect on the first. Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow.

Donna x

Kjersti said...

Gorgeous cards - absolutely Less is more. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs Kjersti

Molecraft said...

These are both fabulous Lisa! Love the colours of both!
Helen x

Lorraine said...

Both beautiful, Lisa! My fav is the first one - love the colors and the black sentiment stamped over. Stunning.

Chrissie said...

Two great cards Lisa, the first is my favourite, probably because the colours appeal enormously!
I love that technique too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Two lovely cards but your first one - for me - is just perfect

Kathyk

Jenny said...

Hi Lisa, I too am having the same troubles as I feel I cannot craft in the day when James is about and I feel my mojo slipping away too!
I love your inky cards,they turned out really well, the colours are pretty and I love the overstamped greeting :)
Jenny x

Jennifer said...

Hi Lisa. The first is my fave (but both fab!!) because I adore the colours. Can totally sympathise re the school hols with my four very loud kids. I'm just focusing on September when my youngest will be starting too....yipppeeeeee!! (will miss him too though lol!) xx Jenny xx

Mandi said...

Both terrific Lisa
We are our own worst critics!
the first is my fav, the placement is perfect

Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

You are funny!!! Both of your cards are gorgeous and the last one isn't boring at all!!

Both are inspirational.

Love Jules xx

Jackie said...

I love both cards and wouldn't like to choose a fave, but the green one may just have the edge... :o)
Jackie xx

Jessica said...

Both stunning cards Lisa - great colours. Jxx

coops said...

stunning cards lisa.love the fab stamps you`ve used and gorgeous colours on both :D

xx coops xx

rosie said...

absolutley stunning. gorgeous images. so delicate. so professional x

Vicky Hayes said...

These are both gorgeous Lisa but I especially love the one with the purples. I know what you mean about stamping in noise - I can only craft when everyone's happy! Vx

kingstonmama said...

Really pretty. I love all the colors in your first card. I need to try that technique!

Aileen said...

Two lovely cards, especially like the first one and the technique that you used. x

melsanford said...

Such beautiful cards! I love how you've combined the colours on the first one :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Annchen said...

both cards are pretty, but I love the first one .. I love the color :-)