Saturday, 13 August 2011

Less is More - Use Ink!

Saturday once more and time for another challenge from "Less is More"!
This time it's to Use Ink!
It sounds easy enough, but we'd like people to maybe try something a little different, new or merely a technique that is a favourite.

This is one of my favourite techniques... a sponged background and a stamped scene.
 The stamps are from Indigo Blu.
This one consists of a simple square stamped directly with a Distress ink pad and then overstamped with a two step stamp from Stampin' Up. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the whole card was spritzed with a little shimmer ink.
DO join in the fun this week and let us see what you can produce when you get a little inky!
This last one was made with an acrylic block, stamped with Distress Inks then spritzed with water before being stamped onto the card. The Personal Impressions  image was then stamped over the top and the Hero Arts sentiment stamped beneath. Quick and easy!

47 comments:

  1. Lovely card and fab IndigoBlu images

    Kathyk

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  2. Ohh NOO I hate one layer week!
    I love your card Chrissie!
    I will get my thinking cap on lol!
    xx Jan

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  3. Hi Chrissie
    Fabby card ...you are an expert at these cards... Stunning..
    The star embossing folder...i have just ordered one from Joanna Sheen....thats another one to my big collection ...but think it will be useful....
    hugs sylvie
    Thanks for this A1 CHALLENGE...
    ENJOY YOUR DAY ANOTHER HOTTIE HERE!!!!

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  4. FANTASTIC cards as always Chrissie
    You are Queen of Ink Techniques

    I#m in awe as usual

    x

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  5. absolutely love it! You are the queen of one layer cards Chrissie.

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  6. Fabulous cards, Chrissie! Your first one looks like a piece of fine artwork! (which it is, of course!!). Love the stamps and the colours you used x

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  7. What an elegant card in the mono colors! I so love "using ink" I will be playing in this for sure!

    I was so happy to be showcased last week - thanks again!! :)

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  8. Hi Chrissie,
    This is a gorgeous landscape, just love the colour. I always contain my stamps inside the 'box' and must try let the image out into the blank space, it gives it a much more arty look.

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  9. Both your cards are really lovely. I do like the landscape - it's just fab! I really like the simplicity of the get well card.

    What a fun challenge this week!

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  10. Gorgeous cards!! Love the first one. The landscape has very beautiful colors.

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  11. Both of your cards are lovely! I really like the masked background ;)

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  12. I bet you chose this challenge Chrissie! Your cards are a work of art and I crown you Queen of this technique :)
    I love the atmospheric feel to your grassy scene, the inking is amazing :)
    Thanks for making me try something new.
    Jenny x

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  13. Love both of your cards Chrissie, but the first one is my favourite it is stunning. If you weren't running the challenge it would certainly be a 'showcase' card
    Beryl x

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  14. wat een prachtige kaart,
    groeten mina

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  15. Both of these are beautiful Chrissie,I love your use of inks.

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  16. Two super cards Chrissie, thanks for the inspiration.
    Lynne xxx

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  17. Fabulous colours and images Chrissie. Thanks for another great challenge. xx

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  18. Absolutely love the first card, wish I could do something like that, stunning.
    Oops sounds as if I don't like the second one but I do but not as much as the first one.
    Goodness knows what I am going to do.

    Kath x

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  19. beautiful cards, chrissie! i especially like the first one...

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  20. You are so fabulous Chrissie - I've stamped over my inky mess and I think it looks ok! (I've edited my blog post). Thank you!!!!

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  21. Wow Chrissie these are stunning especially that first one the scene looks so real and beautiful I love them both.,
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  22. This is a great challenge with the inks! I love how you achieved the clouds and hills - beautiful top card!

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  23. You've created a beautiful scene Chrissie.
    Linbyx

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  24. Fab cards Chrissie, I especially love the scene you have created in the first one,
    Great challenge as ever,
    Love Sarita xx

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  25. Hi Chrissie, two really striking designs & an imaginative use of inks.
    Sally x

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  26. Stunning cards, Chrissie - I particularly love the first one, the sepia tones and soft background with the crisp image in the foreground. Gorgeous.

    Julie

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  27. Hi Chrissie, Three wonderful cards, each is beautiful in it's own right, I love all especially the last. I think the colours swung it, autumnal and gorgeous. Thanks for another great challenge, Gay xxx

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  28. Lovely cards, especially the first one, you make it look so easy, thanks for the inspiration. Carolxx

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  29. A brilliant showcase of inky techniques Chrissie - they're all fabulous in completely different ways. Vx

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  30. Wow I never thought of inking the acrylic block! These three cards are inspirational and prove that less really is more x

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  31. Fabulous cards as always Chrissie, and thanks for another great challenge.
    Hugs, Sylvia x

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  32. Love the cards but the first is my favourite, its absolutely stunning! Am in Barbados on holiday so missing the challenge this week!
    Stacex

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  33. Hi hun
    gorgeous cards, i luv the top one, lovely colours & image, sue,x

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  34. Two great cards again Chrissie, you seem to get them just right all the time...how do you do that????love the landscape on the first....I will keep trying...I will, I will :O)Viv xx

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  35. Chrissie, this challenge is RIGHT up your alley! Oh my heavens, all of your cards are so inspiring! Love them ALL!
    Judy

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  36. All three are very pretty...but I just love the colors of the thrid one...and might have to give your technique a go!!

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  37. Love, Love, Love all of these. You have inspired me so greatly Chrissie. I have a whole new way of looking at this craft. Wish we could discuss over cocktails... xo

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  38. Beautiful, Chrissie. All three are fab but I love the scene you created with your first one. You're so good at this technique! :) Ann

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  39. They are all so beautiful! I think my favourite one is the top most one, but it's hard to choose :)

    Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  40. I love all the cards you've made. Thanks for giving us great ideas using ink.

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  41. Thanks Chrissie for your comments....I do love your cards too...less is more, I've always thought so.

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  42. Lovely card Chrissy!
    ((Lyn))

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  43. Oh my word! your cards are beautiful Chrissie but your first one is just stunning! I love the colours. You say it might be easy but for me it's not quite, I am very much just a stamper and colourer so thank you for the inspiration to try something a little different for me xx

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  44. This is fabulous! I love how your flower "grows" out of this beautiful scene!

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  45. Your cards are beautiful! Your skill with ink is always jawdropping!

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie