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:

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

    Fi
    x

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

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  3. 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

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

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

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

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

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  8. Stunning background effect, Lisa! Hugs, Marie xx

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

    have a lovely evening..hugs Vicky xx

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

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

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

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

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  14. The inky colours merge perfectly, it's stunning,

    Liz x

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

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

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  17. 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

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

    Donna x

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

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  20. Stunning work Lisa, gorgeous colours!
    Helen x

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

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

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

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  24. Ooh!!! this is gorgeous! Mary x

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

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

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

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  28. 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.

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

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

    xx coops xx

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  31. Gorgeous and beautiful card
    Lisa
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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

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

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

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

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  36. Stunning!! Love this Lisa!
    xx

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  37. Absolutely STUNNING Lisa!
    Hugs
    Christine x

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

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  39. fabulous background and papers x

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

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

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

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

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

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

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