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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Less is More - Foilage

What a glorious week we have had, why is it the sun comes out when we are back to work and school!  Oh well at least with everything now back to normal I should have a bit more time for crafting :)

This weeks Less is More challenge is the dreaded One Layer with the theme of foliage.

Am I getting more comfortable with this theme, hmm am not sure, but after watching Barbara Gray last week I did think it was time to use my stamps a lot more and have a go masking and inking.  I didnt go as far as getting the brayer out but did have a go with a sponge, nestie and some post-its.
The sentiment stamp is from Clarity but the leaf stamp is from a poinsettia set by Sheena Douglas.  Used Adirondack Lettuce and Memento Rich Cocoa for the inking and stamping.
 
Hope everyone is having a fab weekend and enjoying the sunshine :)

24 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

This is lovely xx Jan

Julia said...

Very elegant card. I like the sentiment being the focal point on this card, well done.

Karen Nutkins said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours, and the rays are really effective.

Pauline said...

How lovely, I like the effect of your inking, like rays is sunshine through leaves, very pretty.

Lynne said...

Snap! Love the way you`ve inked the rays. Fabulous.
Lynne xxx

Craftilicious said...

great inking on the background - looks like the sunshine this week inspired you.

Chrissie said...

Brilliant job Suzilou!
This is great inking!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sue said...

Lovely card, Suzilou! I like how you have done the sun rays. Thank you for visiting my blog x

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Hola Suzilou, thank you for your kind comment:D, i'm glad to see you.
Oooh Suzi, what beautiful card and what fantastic technique, i love the "sunny" effect in the corner, a very elegant and gorgeous card, good work Suzilou.
A hug from Palma and i hope to see you again.

Shelby said...

This turned out beautiful and you're much braver than me with the CAS! Love the lines that look a bit like sunrays!

Shelby

Bea said...

fab card - that is a lovely sentiment and the rays are very effective

Christine said...

GORGEOUS ! ! !

GinaA said...

So like your embossed frame, wish I could get the same effect. Great shaded lines on the background and the sentiment is super, especially when its done on linen card-stock, mine stamping always has bits missing. A brilliant card.

Mandi said...

Fantastic panel Sulilou, the inking is superb and that embossing finishes it of
Just FAB

Thanks very much
mandi
"Less si More"

Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful job, lots of lovely inking and I really like that sentiment, so useful, Gay x

Samantha Elliott said...

What a cracking job you have done on this card Suz. Love that shade of green too!
xx

Vicky Hayes said...

And what an amazing result Suzilou! I love your slanting rays of sunshine and that IS the colour you get when the sun shines through the leaves. Vicky x

Vicky Hayes said...

And what an amazing result Suzilou! I love your slanting rays of sunshine and that IS the colour you get when the sun shines through the leaves. Vicky x

Seafield Jo said...

Your card is lovely, fab choice of colour and you've created such a beautiful effect.

I recently treated myself to a Splodgemat and use my brayer a lot more now. I couldn't bear to waste all the ink before, and I get better results all round now. Just thought I'd mention it - hope you don't mind :)

Jo x

Linby said...

You've achieved a fabulous effect. I want to try the "ray" effect sometime.
Linbyx

Carina said...

Very elegant card,i love it
Carina

Marrigje said...

Comfortable or not, I love the outcome. Great card!
And isn't it tradition that the sun starts to shine when the school starts again? Overhere really is always the case.

Marrigje

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the added rays -- well done!

Viv said...

Such a gorgeous card Suzilou and I still love that pic of your beautiful Molly :) Viv xx