Monday, 30 April 2012

less is more sketch

The scan does not really show my card up very well but as my photography skills are equally usless it will have to do. The challenge over at Less is more this week is to follow one of two sketches, you can find them here. My craft stamper magazine came today and I was very taken with the article by Joanne Allison. Basically you just take your distress ink pad and press it down onto your card blank to make an impression then stamp over it. She used blue with fish stamps. I chose crushed olive then overstamped with my dragonfly. I used a clear sparkle pen from Sakura for the dragonflies wings but I don`t think it shows up here. I also used a scoring board to emboss two lines either side of my happy birthday but I don`t think that has shown up either ! This technique is ideal for those quick last minute cards that you need in ten minutes flat or is that just me Lol ? x Lavinia

10 comments:

  1. What a great idea, I think the colour goes really well with your fab stamp and I bet the wings look amazing.

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  2. Hi Lavinia

    What a lovely card havent tried putting my distress ink pad directly onto the card I really like the way it creates a focal point .. the dragonfly is lovely.

    Debbie
    x

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  3. The dragonfly is so pretty, and I love the colour choices! M x

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  4. I love this technique... your card has turned out brilliantly!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  5. Really love this, what a great idea looks fab :)

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  6. This is a great technique Lavinia and I like the colour you've chosen as a background for your dragonfly. (And no , it's not just you...!) Vicky x

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  7. The dragonfly stamp is beautiful and I love the DTP technique you've used with it.

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  8. Saw the article too and was taken with the idea. I think I like yours better - I'm a sucker for the olive green!

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