Saturday, 14 January 2012

Week 50 Less is More - One Layer - Birds

It's One Layer Week once more at "Less is More" and time to get back to the basics of Clean and Simple cardmaking. The subject this time is BIRDS!
It seems that as each week goes by, more layers seem to find their way onto many submissions and white space all but disappears, so to have a One Layer challenge once per month does tend to drag things back into perspective.
Here is a cute image from Penny Black of a couple of  darling ducks. Stamped and masked, with the circle inked using Ink Duster brushes, it's a really simple composition. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.
Here's a cute chicken from Artemio with the sentiment from Hero Arts.
Simply coloured with Copics, it doesn't really need much explanation.!





This is a tiny card using another image from the same Artemio set.
The sentiment if from Wild Rose Studio.
It could be for a new Home or a new Baby.

We went to Bath yesterday to see my daughter and our grandchildren. My son is with us for a few days, whilst his wife is busy working and so he came to see his nephew and niece for the first time for many months. It's such a shame that the siblings live so far from each other.




This final card for this week means that you'll have to look closely for the birds, but they're there!
The lighthouse, birds and dune grass are from Hobby Art sets and the sentiment is from Inkylicious!
The colours used for the inked background are SU Bashful Blue, and Barely Banana, with a little Mellow Moss for the grass. I painted the lighthouse itself with a little white watercolour.

Now I need to go and make a 60th birthday card for a a friend whose tea party we'll be attending this afternoon. Let's hope inspiration strikes before I reach my desk!

Have a great weekend.

56 comments:

  1. Your cards are always so polished Chrissie
    The simplicity of the So sorry is superb!

    They are fantastic!

    x

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  2. All fab cards Chrissie.
    I don't think I am linked properly I'm having pc problems. Can you help please? xx Jan

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  3. Perfect for your theme. My favourite one says Quack!!!

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  4. Four absolutely stunning cards

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  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I love the simplicity of these, especially the first one. I love chickens and ducks too, my Dad has over 100 chicken's back in UK (Oh, how I miss collecting fresh eggs!).
    Love Sheila x

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  6. Brilliant fun cards, love the chick images and the ducks are great. I did wonder about doing a landscape with a flock of birds as I have 3 sets of this type of stamp! Your lighthouse card is beautiful.

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  7. All smashing - think we're all goign to REALLY like this weeks challenge

    Kathyk

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  8. hI Chrissie
    Wow!!!! all fabulois cards ...i have the duck one uninked.....love the lighthouse one .....
    Hugs sylvie
    congrats again on your weight losses

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  9. fabulous LIM creations this week - who can resist oodles of white space and those perky beaks!

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  10. Gorgeous cards Chrissie, my fave is the chicken one though - so cute! Love it!

    Michelle xx

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  11. Ooh I love your Inkylicious scene, this is fab, first time I've noticed you using them. And those Artemio chooks are brilliant, you certainly get plenty of use from them:)
    Anne
    x

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  12. Oh my goodness Chrissie,I am LOVING your gorgeous cards today,I have a favourite though, Love love love the ducks!!!! Fab card,gorgeous stamp!.Have a great weekend,Julie.x

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  13. Oh my goodness Chrissie,I am LOVING your gorgeous cards today,I have a favourite though, Love love love the ducks!!!! Fab card,gorgeous stamp!.Have a great weekend,Julie.x

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  14. Beautiful cards, Chrissie. I love the wittles and the adorable chicken. The last card is superb. ;)

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  15. Quite the array of cute birds!! Well done Miss Chrissie!

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  16. I love your cards with those little cute birds.

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  17. Wow, what a selection Chrissie - takes me all my time to make one! The chicken one made me laugh, the ducks are coloured beautifully and I love the lighthouse. Fab! xx

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  18. These are all fab Chrissie! Great inspiration as always! :)
    Lizy x

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  19. Fabulous cards Chrissie :-) all of them are gorgeous but I do love the plain little chicken one ,,sooo cute :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  20. The ducks are so cute, the chicken is funky and the watercolour scene is perfection!!

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  21. Hi hun
    happy new year, fabulous cards a salways, luv the top one, hope to join in this week, sue,x

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  22. A super selection of cards, humorous and fun, and the last one is just lovely. A fun challenge this week!

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  23. Chrissie, what a GREAT card collection! I especially adore the "I'm sorry" card...LOVE how clean and simple your designs are!

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  24. I love those ducks and don't have a clue how you did that circle. I am incredibly smart! LOL!!
    Sandy

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  25. Fabulous cards Chrissie!
    I have a sister who would love the duck card ( as I do) and my mother would love the chicken!
    My husband is improving thanks! I'm hoping he will be home tomorrow!

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  26. Absolutely FANTASTIC cards here Chrissie.

    Your Artemio chicken card reminded me I'd got that set, so I hastened to make a card with it.

    I love what you've done with the duck card too.

    Thanks for commenting on my cards too. xxx

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  27. I love the Im Sorry one as it makes me think of oops I ve been running round like a heaadless chicken and forgot!!! They are all brilliant as usual though. Love Hazelxo

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  28. Gorgeous cards Chrissie, especially like the first one. Carol x

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  29. Fab cards, my fav is the lighthouse - just lovely.
    Thanks for your constructive comments on my LIM last week - I think in my heart I knew that too!
    Linbyx

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  30. Beautiful creations as always chrissie

    another fabulous challenge

    thank you

    Ali x

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  31. Gorgeous cards, Chrissie! The first and last are my favourites. I do love the lighthouse. Think I need that set!

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  32. Marvellous cards this week (and every week!) Chrissie, My favourite is the sorry chicken he really made me smile, Gay xxx

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  33. Hi, Another fabulous card and another great challenge ahead of us and they are all so cute:) Sandra H

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  34. Fabulous cards Chrissie, I love your three CAS birdie cards, the ducks look brilliant on the inked circle.
    Need to get my thinking cap on :)
    Jenny x

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  35. I love the ducks in the first one. The third one is very cute. The forth is gorgeous. But the second one really made me smile. Just what is the chick so sorry for that he/she had to run? Great cards all!

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  36. Wonderfully cute bird cards. Love the challenge this week :)

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  37. Love all your bird cards. But the running chicken keeps sticking in my head!! x

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  38. Your birds, unlike mine, are all wonderful! I may have to have another go when I get home - I can't be defeated by feathers!!!!
    Tara x

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  39. What wonderful cards!!! The masked circle is awesome but really all of them are! Great use of white space. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. Chrissie - these are all fabulous. The first three made me smile - those bird images are a hoot (or should I say they quack me up) sorry - I couldn't resist!
    Onto a more serious note - the seascape is stunning - absolutely love the sentiment too.
    Have a happy week - Sylvia xx

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  41. Wonderful cards, Chrissie!! I especially love the first with the encircled ducks...the image is so sweet...love the coloring, too!! I must admit...I have been a bit stumped...still thinking:)!!

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  42. Oh Chrissie, I LOVE your chook stamp. It is just adorable! (I am partial to chooks myself).

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  43. Adorable card....just love those ducks! :)

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  44. Chrissie, you visited my blog today and the Penny Black stamp is called 'Totally Excited'. :)

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  45. Fabulous cards Chrissie (you obviously have a soft spot for the bird theme). I can't choose a favourite but I do love how you've added the masked circle around the ducks (a fab Penny Black stamp). Sue.x

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  46. Geat cards - I think my favourite is the "happy for you"

    Thank you for the inspiration

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  47. All super cards again Chrissie but I adore that last one. You really are the best at this inking a scene style!! :O)Viv xx

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  48. I love those ducks! What a cute couple! And the lighthouse scene is beautiful! I love the pastel shades. Thanks for the challenge and the inspiration.

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  49. Very nice! I like the one with the cute chicken most.
    Greets Debby

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  50. These are all fabulous Chrissie, I really like the lighthouse scene and the sponged sky. Those chickens are super sweet too, and I love the crisp sponged circle around the happy ducks!

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  51. Apologies if I comment twice...gremlins in the system keep shuting my computer down aaaggh! but just wanted to say your cards are perfect, love the tiny cards.
    thanks for popping by last week and the advice.

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  52. Your masking and inking on the first card is amazing! I would make a total mess if I attempted that! And I love your little fleet footed chicken! :)

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  53. Wow those are some FAB cards!! Adore them all but one and two are my favs. :)

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  54. Wonderful group of cards Chrissie...all so unique and different...love the duck one, it just has to make you smile!!

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Thanks,
Chrissie