Monday, 30 January 2012

Less is More - sketch

Sorry I've been such a rubbish blogger over the last few days - I haven't posted anything since Thursday and I'm so behind with my commenting too!  I'll be starting to catch up with you all this evening.  I had some stuff to do that I can't blog (or at least not yet), and also Dex has needed a lot more of my time and attention than usual, as he's really missing Morgan... well, we all are obviously, but time's a hard thing to understand when you're only 4!  It doesn't matter how many times we explain that he won't be back until the weekend, Dex still gets excited every time he hears a car outside.  We've all spoken to Morgan on the phone and he's having a fab time swimming with turtles and dolphins, and playing in the hotel pool, and he told Dex he's bought him a present.  I had a little cry when I came off the phone with him yesterday though, because he sounded a bit homesick and said he was missing us.  Looking forward to giving him a big cuddle!

Anyway, I managed to find some time today to make a card for Less is More, where the challenge for this week is a lovely simple sketch.


I had no intention of making a sympathy card when I started, so I'm not sure how my card turned into one... still, it's handy to have a few ready isn't it?

I've used the limited edition 'Seedless Preserves' distress ink, first using an ink duster brush and then around the edges with cut & dry foam.  My duster brush seems to have some bits that are longer than others, so it gives this uneven, blotchy look that I'm not sure about... I think I quite like the effect really, although I don't think it's really meant to be like that!  The stamp is the 'agapanthus cluster' by Stampendous, also stamped in seedless preserves, and the sentiment is Elzybells stamped in memento 'grape jelly'.  The inky panel is raised up on foam pads.

I'm going to try and catch up with some of you now, if Dex will let me - he's currently trying to feed me yoghurt coated raisins (bleurgh!) so I'm not sure how successful I'll be!

45 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

Very pretty Lisa!

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous Lisa!
Love the stamp, love what you have done with it!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

*Vicki* said...

Hey Lisa!! I've missed you my friend!! It's great to see your lovely creations again!! LOVE your colors and design...you're right, it's always good to have these type of cards on hand when you need one!! Hope you're doing well! HUGS :)

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
this is stunning i luv your colour choice, sounds like Morgan is having a fab time, hope sue,x

Louise said...

Ha ha! There's nothing better than having yogurt covered raising stuffed into your mouth by your little'un!! I'm glad Morgan is enjoying his time away but I'm sure he'll give you the biggest ever cuddle when he gets home x
Love your card Lisa. The background is fab and I love the clean-cut appearance ;)
May have time to enter that challenge myself this week ...

Claire said...

This is a beautiful card, love the image and colour. Hugs, Claire x

GinaA said...

Lovely card, fab images.

Vicky said...

So beautiful Lisa...love the image and great colour too hun..

big hugs Vicky xx

Katina said...

Really beautiful Lisa and so elegant. I love the colour very much. Won't be long now and Morgan will be home.
xxx

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Lisa, I keep seeing this gorgeous stamp on cards it's a beauty. Teresa xx

Mandi said...

Gorgeous card Lisa
I have this stamp and love it too
I do love images chopped off!
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

heidy said...

Oh wow Lisa what a beauty!
Glad Morgen has a good time!
Hugs Heidy

Debs M said...

love this, great colours x

Scrapmate said...

A pretty card.

Molecraft said...

Beautiful Lisa, gorgeous colour and stamp!
Helen x

Jenny said...

Hi Lisa, the colours and stamp are perfect for sympathy card, gorgeous design :)
I can believe it's so hard for Dex, missing his brother so much... how long do you think it will be before they're arguing again!...Lol
Jenny x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. Simple but very stylish and elegant. Love the colours.

I'm sure even though Morgan's had a great time he'll be really pleased to come home again. He'll have such a lot to tell you all. I bet Dex'll love hearing all about his holiday.

Kat xx

Joey said...

Beautiful card hun, sympathy is something I never make and something I do need to have a stock of sadly. Love the colour purple on this. Joey xx

Carol said...

Very pretty Lisa, love the colour. Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Lisa that colour you have used looks amazing and the stamped image is beautiful, I love it.
hugs
Lorraine x

Lorraine said...

Beautiful sympathy card, Lisa! Aw poor Dex - bet he will be hugging Morgan for a long time. You, too, lol.

cheap scooters said...

This one cards look so simple and beautiful look.I really impress by this cards creations.In this cards pink flowers look really awesome.

kingstonmama said...

Oh, wow! Just gorgeous. Your inking is wonderful. Ann Y.

Jackie said...

Oh my, it's stunning, a perfect sympathy card :o)
Jackie xx

Aileen said...

Love the colours and the stamps. x

coops said...

so stunning lisa.really elegant design :D
i bet you can`t wait to get your son home.

xx coops xx

Dotty Jo said...

This is stunning Lisa, Jo x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Morning Lisa, have missed your wonderful creations, so glad your back. Loving this latest design, such a beautiful image and great colours hugs Heidi x

Christine L said...

Beautiful sympathy card Lisa.... so perfect for the LIM challenge too!
And awwww little Dexter must be feeling it, as you all will be... but all will be back to normal next week.. and just imagine.... swimming with dolphins.... he'll be full of so much to tell you!
Hugs
Christine x

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

lovely card, very pretty K x

Abi said...

It's a beautiful card Lisa & sadly we need to have these on hand occasionally.

Poor Dex, I know how much they miss their older siblings, my little one certainly did. Not long til Morgan's home now though :-) xx

Victoria said...

What a gorgeous colour and love how you've stamped off the panel. I always struggle to get sympathy cards right but this is perfect. Not long now until Morgan's home and you can give him that big cuddle!

Little Snippets said...

Very pretty card Lisa :) It's a lovely colour with fab stamping. Sarah x

Denise and Louise said...

So glad Morgan is enjoying his holiday but sad that Dex is missing him so much.
Love your card. Great stamp and beautiful colour.
Hugs
Denise xx

Faye said...

Oooooh this is scrumptious. ANd Morgan will be home before you know it. xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! Lisa, this is beautiful. Love the image. Glad Morgan is having a fab holiday and Dex is lil' darling sharing his sweets with Mummy. lol!

Donna x

Kathyk said...

Love the card, perfect for the occasion. Love the agapanthus image and your choice of inks sound good enough to eat!

Kathyk

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the image x

Jessica said...

Very elegant. Jx

Karen said...

Very pretty card, love the colours and stamps you've used hugs Karen x

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love the colours xx

jo said...

Hi Lisa, lovely card & colour, fab stamp, too!A big huge thank you for my candy - it arrives this morning and certainly brightened my day - and there's so much! Can't wait to get crafting once Rebecca's feeling better.Thank you!!
Hugs Jo x

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, love the stamp, I have one almost the same and find it so useful xxx
Love the colour its beautiful xx

Vicky said...

Hi Lisa! Not stopped by in a while. Love this card! Beautiful colours and stunning silhoutted flower images! Hope you are well?
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Cazza said...

Oh Lisa, as soon as I saw this sketch my mind went blank and then I thought of you and knew you'd totally rock it...which you have!! A beautiful card honey :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx