Sunday, 6 November 2011

Less is More wk40 - red and orange

I'm back with my second post for today, a card for this week's Less is More challenge which is 'red & orange' - fine for me as I like bright colours.  I thought it'd be an ideal one for getting inky... so I did... you should see the state of my hands!



I made an inky background on a scrap of linen card, using distress inks in 'scattered straw', 'ripe persimmon' and 'fired brick', then stamped the Hero Arts image using 'gathered twigs' - yep I finally got to play with the Autumn limited edition inks!  I used a scrap of stripy paper, some dark brown card from Papermill Direct and stamped the Stampin' Up sentiment on a tab cut with an MFT die.

I'm also entering my card for the 'over the edge' challenge at CAS-ual Fridays and Jules' Crafty Snippet Challenge - this is what I'm planning to do with a lot of my offcuts of white linen Jules, they're all going to get the inky treatment... eventually anyway!

By the way, it's just the photo that makes everything look slightly wonky, at least I hope it is lol.

48 comments:

Fiona said...

wow Lisa..fabby!! i love the distressed ink background, it's very effective!!

Fi
x

Irene said...

Lisa, this is stunning and gorgeous, I love the inked backround and your gorgeous flower.

luv
irene
xxxx

coldwaters2 said...

This is absolutely fantastic Lisa that colour looks amazing and I adore those images. I have always been so impressed with the linen card stock that I have just bought myself some, just hope my work turns out half as good as your, lol.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Faye said...

Oooooh this is a bit super innit! Lovely jubbly. xxx

Chrissie said...

This is fabulous Lisa... lots if inky loveliness!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Louise said...

Wow, I love this Lisa. It's stunning x

Denise and Louise said...

Love this - gorgeous colours and fantastic image.
Hugs
Denise xx

cardmaking bird said...

Stunning background effect, Lisa! Hugs, Marie xx

Larisa said...

Ahh this is so sweet...

Vicky said...

This is stunning Lisa...so love all those gorgeous colours and fabulous image too....

have a lovely evening..hugs Vicky xx

heidy said...

Wow gorgeous Lisa,I love those colours together!
Hugs Heidy

Jan said...

Gorgeous colours, Lisa. I love orange!!!
Jan

Janette said...

Those colours are really gorgeous Lisa, a brilliant card, love it and I think the linen card makes it pop even more.xx

Claire said...

Stunning, I love the colours and fab image. Hugs, Claire x

Liz, said...

The inky colours merge perfectly, it's stunning,

Liz x

TAM said...

Fabulous card - a girl after my own heart getting nice and inky

Debs said...

Gorgeous inking Lisa - love it!
Hope all's well.
Debs xx

Sarah said...

Ooooh Lisa, this is just so pretty! I love that background - you've blended the colours to perfection and the colours are gorgeous. It's just wonderful. Sarah

Donna Mosley said...

A beautiful card Lisa, love the colours and your amazing blending. Hope you had a lovely weekend hun.

Donna x

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is stunning Lisa! The colours are lush! Your distressing is perfection and I love the flower stamp too :)
Kelly.x

Anonymous said...

Stunning work Lisa, gorgeous colours!
Helen x

Jenny said...

Just perfect for the challenge Lisa, a sunset comes to mind when I think of red and orange too! Fab CAS card :)
Jenny x

Cazza said...

Another corker Lisa, this is beautiful hon!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Carol said...

It's a stunning inked background Lisa, love the card. Carol x

MARY B said...

Ooh!!! this is gorgeous! Mary x

Beryl K said...

This is fabulous, love the inky background on the linen card, must give that a go
Beryl x

Victoria said...

Ooo lovely! I love doing distress ink backgrounds too so I empathise about inky fingers!

Kelly Schelske said...

Love this Lisa!

Jennifer said...

Perfick Lisa! Love the beautiful ink work. Beautifully balanced layout too. xx Jenny xx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Brilliant use of your snippets .. .. and gorgeous colours too.

A great way to use up those white offcuts!!!!

Thanks for sharing in the snippet playground again this week.

Love Jules xx

p.s. So Frankie lives to try and sing another day!! I just don't think his voice is strong enough and he attitude stinks!! I don't think he deserves to be there.

Jackie said...

Absolutely superb, I love the wonderful warm colour :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

so stunning lisa.i love the vibrant spicy colours and gorgeius stamp and design :D

xx coops xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card
Lisa
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, your inking is simply stunning! xx

Lorraine said...

Oh wow, this is stunning! I love the colors & inking! Just gorgeous!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa that is gorgeous I love how you create your simple designs they always look stunning. hugs Shirleyx

Aileen said...

Gorgeous background to the flowers and lovely match with the paper. x

Anonymous said...

Stunning!! Love this Lisa!
xx

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Stunning Lisa K x

Christine L said...

Absolutely STUNNING Lisa!
Hugs
Christine x

Tracey said...

Stunning card. Hope you managed to get your hands clean Tracey x

Debs M said...

fabulous background and papers x

bastelengel said...

Wow! This is just great! A great implementation of the colors.

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card - love the inky background :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous inking and shading! The peeking out sentiment is lovely! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Vicky said...

This is beutiful Lisa! Love the inked background, sounds like you had fun getting inky!!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful!
Thanks for playing at Cas-ual Fridays!
Laura

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa - the colours are stunning. Great use of those white snippets of card. Elizabeth x