Saturday, 28 January 2012

Less is More - Sketch 4

This week at "Less is More" our challenge is a sketch. My first card is basically a one layer card... details are on the LIM blog.
As our challenge is dedicated to all things Clean and Simple... we have a very simple sketch.
I have made three cards for this week's challenge, these first two began with a masked and inked strip which has been further adorned with stamping. This one also uses a Glitz it Now background (text) stamp over the band and Inkylicious flourishes with a Papermania birdcage. 
The chain on the birdcage is quite short and as I don't like to see disembodied objects on cards, with a little masking, I managed to stamp some extensions to the chain to make it reach the edge of the card. 
The sentiment is from Personal Impressions.
The last one uses the Black Magic technique, details of how to do this are on the "Less is More" blog.
I've just had a couple of days looking after my grandchildren... thinking about my state of tiredness now, it makes you realise why nature intends you to have children when you're young!
Have a lovely weekend, I'll be off helping to look after my brother-in-law who has just a had a second hip replacement operation.

58 comments:

  1. Oh wow! A fabulous sketch and some stunning creations made with it! I love the 'black magic' technique one, will have to give this a go. I am in awe of your use of distress inks, mine I'm afraid are a bit amateurish!
    Love Sheila x

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  2. Congratulations on week 52. Another fab challenge and gorgeous cards. xx Jan

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  3. They are all just beautiful but I really love the one with the bird cage.
    Hope your BIL makes a good recovery from his op.
    Tara x

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  4. Three more inspirational cards, Must try the black magic technique it looks stunning, but my favourite is the birdcage stamp. xxx

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  5. Chrissie - your cards are lovely. I do like the one with the bird cage, but the black magic technique looks absolutely fabulous!

    Hope you have a good weekend!

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  6. Your black magic card is stunning..but I also love the out of the box look on the other two cards.

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  7. Chrissie, these are stunning! Your masking and inking are perfection and your colouring on the third card is gorgeous.

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  8. Wonderful lot of cards , all so stunning but my fave is the bird cage one.
    Nicky

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  9. Gorgeous cards Chrissie, I love them all but my fave is the last one, love how those flowers pop from the black, so pretty xx

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  10. Chrissie, these cards are beautiful. I love the black magic one & did try this technique some time back. Not too successful - I must give it another try after seeing yours.

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  11. Thanks for a year of inspiration. Great cards, I think i like the birdcage one the best, love how you offset the image.
    Linbyx

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  12. All three cards are beautifully stamped, Chrissie but I think your third card is my favourite...it's the rich colours that pull me to it.

    Congratulations! on a very successful year with LIM...Long may it continue!:)

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  13. Superb cards as ever Chrissie
    That black one is breathtaking

    x

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  14. Hi ya hun
    three gorgeous cards as always, luv the flowers they be striking, sue,x

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  15. Three super cards Chrissie but I think the second is my favourite, Must check out the black magic technique though. Carol x

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  16. 3 superb cards Chrissie
    Thanks for all your inspiration
    http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2012/01/less-is-more-challenge.html

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  17. It's a brilliant sketch Chrissie and your three cards are inspiring as always :) The bird cage looks fantastic hanging down the edge of the masked panel!
    Jenny x

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  18. Such beautiful cards Chrissie. I haven't used the Black Magic technique for so long. You have given me inspiration to try it again.

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  19. I love them all, but the middle one is my favourite!

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  20. Each of your cards are stunning, Chrissie. I really love the technique in the third! ;)

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  21. Great samples Chrissie....loved the sketch this week

    Ali x

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  22. All so stunning and so different! I really like the bird cage but I love the 'black magic' one. I don't have everything I need to do so I think these supplies might be going onto my birthday list!

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  23. Great cards and will have to try that black magic technique it's so eyecatching! x

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  24. Love the one with the black magic technique, that is one of my favorite technique. But the first one, with the butterfly is my second choice. O well, I love them all.

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  25. Chrissie these are just beautiful,all of them and I am having so much fun taking part in the challenge, it has opened my eyes to beautiful things that don't have to take hours. You all work really hard to provide us with inspiration and great things to look at and it's so nice to have your comments on my blog - I like that they are constructive. Thanks K x

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  26. Wowwwww Chrissie the are all so beautiful, there is so much inspiration, the images and design on all three are perfection.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  27. Love all three...but the one with the crackle gets my vote as my favorite!! Beautiful cards, Chrissie!

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  28. Three great designs but my fave is the third one. Love the rich colour.
    Sally x

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  29. I forgot about your choir, no wonder you spotted my upside down music! I was quite indignant about that, went stomping off upstairs to check out the stamp I wasted my money on, and of course, I hadn't! Muppet hear had stamped it upside down! At least I stamped both halves the same!! I was colouring later in the day and noted that the pen I'd picked up was called Saliva Blue, which I thought was a really stupid name for such a pretty shade, but of course when I took the time to read it properly it was actually Salvia Blue! Obviously wasn't my day yesterday!

    Lovely cards as per usual and congrats on your first year of LIM.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  30. Gorgeous cards as always, Chrissie! Congrats on 52 weeks of fabulous c&s challenges!

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  31. Beautiful cards, Chrissie. THey're all fabulous but I love the last one with the purple flowers. Gorgeous and so striking. I love the sketch and can't wait to play along, especially having missed last week. Ann

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  32. Beautiful cards. I really like the birdcage and the flowers with the crackled background.

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  33. Beautiful cards as always and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving comments. Zx

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  34. Hi Chrissie, WOW fab again,all these beautiful cards, week after week you give us wonderful inspiration and great challenges, thank you so much for your dedication too, you visit every entry unfailingly and with such good humour! Gay xxx

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  35. All three cards are just beautiful.

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  36. They're all gorgeous Chrissie, 3 fabulous cards :o) Lisa x

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  37. I really must have a look at that Black Magic technique - it is new to me. those are some really beautiful cards there, Chrissie. thank you for your visit today and your kind comments. xx Maggie

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  38. Wow - fun sketch and beautiful BEAUTIFUL cards. My favourite is the 2nd one.
    Cheers, Karen

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  39. What beautiful samples for our inspiration, Chrissie! I love the birdcage. The black magic card is so pretty and I love the lace background on the first. Wow, can you believe it's been a year?

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  40. Beautiful creations, I especially love the one with the bird cage - just brilliant!
    Congrats on a successful first year - I look forward to future challenges!
    Shanna :)

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  41. Hi Chrissie. How I love the techniques that you use to make the gorgeous creations you do. I love that Black Magic technique. Going to have to look into that one. Every time I see your fabulous inkings I swoon. Congratulations on week 52. I love the challenges, love the community that it has become. Here's to 52 more and again and again!

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  42. Hi Chrissie, thanks for leaving your kind comment, your cards are all fantastic especially the lilac and black one, have agreat evening! Ruby x

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  43. 3 fabulous cards Chrissie! my favourite is the last one - black and pink.
    hugs, annie x

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  44. Hi Chrissie, I really love the sketch and your cards, I think my favorite this week is the bottom one with the striking black and Lilac, Hope you have recovered from the Grandchildren staying.
    Love Hazelxo

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  45. Three gorgeous cards, but I just want to say I think your Black Magic Technique is fabulous.
    Avril

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  46. Congratulations on your 1st LIM anniversary Chrissie - thanks for all the fab. challenges and inspiration. Long may it continue!

    Love the design of these cards - they are totally classy and elegant, as always.
    Sylvia x

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  47. Many congratulations on a year of fantastic LiM challenges Chrissie. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the inspiration and all your hard work that gives this challenge its happy community feel. Thank you. You certainly kept up standards this week with these three wonderful cards. I'm like you about images floating about and applaud the chain extension in your second card! Vicky x

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  48. Three great cards, my favourite is the black magic technique, looking forward to the start of year 2

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  49. All of your cards are extraordinary. I love this sketch and must have gotten caught up in the excitement to use it. I deleted my entry at LIM this morning and apologize for "breaking the rules". Must have been an oversight on my part. So sorry!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  50. Lovely lovely cards Chrissie. A fab sketch to work with - thank you :)x

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  51. Fabulous cards, love them all.

    Kath x

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  52. Hi Chrissie,
    Your cards look absolutely amazing! Brilliant techniques.

    He he! I made a boo boo and disqualified myself from entering LIM this week - doh! must read your instructions in future.
    Hugs,
    Sharon xx

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  53. wow, great cards!I love them all!

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  54. Thanks for the year of fun and sharing this technique. Your cards are gorgeous.
    Diane

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  55. Simply LOVE all the cards you've made using the sketch Chrissie. x

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  56. More fabby cards again Chrissie, what an inspiration you are :O) Viv xx

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