Saturday, 2 November 2013

Firework Colours

The challenge at "Less is More " this week is to use colours inspired by fireworks on a dark background.
Here I merely have a strip of black card to surround the inky panel in which I used a little emboss resist and a few bits of stamping over colours applied with sponge daubers. I love playing around with ink like this.
The layout follows the sketch from Seize the Sketch!
To make the contrast of colour for the right hand section, I cut off a piece of the panel and turned it upside down so that the colour would look a little different.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
I love this little cardinal. It's the state bird of Virginia, where I lived for three years in the 70's and I have such fond memories of living there. Cardinals would come and feed on the deck at the rear of the house. They were happy days!
I cut the trees with my Silhouette.

This last one is ,my card for Mandi, who began "Less is More with me, in what seems like an age ago and whose birthday it is today!
Happy Birthday Mandi!
The die cuts are from Impression Obsession (heart) and PTI for the sentiment!
I hope everyone has a great weekend.


27 comments:

  1. What a stunning trio of cards, Chrissie! The inky panel on the first card glows with the rich autumnal colours - just like a fire on bonfire night! I love the sweet cardinal on your second card and the hearts on the third card look like a real brain teaser to put together :) The colours really pop! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Fabulous cards Chrissie, changing the orientation of the panel on the first card has given a lovely contrast, very clever. Thanks for the challenge and all your hard work.

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  3. Fabulous, love the top card. Chrissie you never need apologise for a 'late' comment you always get round to everyone and I admire your stamina in commenting. Jen could learn a thing or two from you. In the what 3 years now of LIM both as a follower and DT Jen has never once left me a comment. Right whinge over really just want to say terrific theme this week and gorgeous cards clever you. XOXO Zoe

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  4. Stunning cards Chrissie love the bright colours on the first one hugs Sue xx

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  5. Wow! Stunning cards, Chrissie.
    Just love the cardinal one - so simnple, yet so stylish.
    Caroline xxx

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  6. Three lovely cards, Chrissie! That fireworks panel is absolutely stunning!

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  7. The bright colors really pop against the black! All are gorgeous, Chrissie!

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  8. Beautiful creations! I just adore color against black -- that birthday card is saying HELLO to me!!

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  9. Three wonderful designs - they all POP with their colors against the black!

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  10. Beautiful cards - love the orange panel! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch! :)

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  11. Gorgeous rich cards!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

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  12. Hola Chrissie, fantastic cards as always, thank you for yours comments every week, i´m in a very busy-crazy moment of my life and is difficult for me to play and make cards, buuut i´m trying,LIM is very important for me...
    A warm hug from Palma and have a nice week

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  13. Gorgeous makes Chrissie, I adore the striking colours and the fabby designs.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  14. Love the bright colors and your interpretation of the Seize the Sketch challenge!

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  15. Stunning Chrissie! Love the one with the cardinal...

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  16. Love, love your colorful card against the black card base, Chrissie! Also, great autumn sketch card, and the birch with the red bird is always a favorite! Thank you for the head'sup on Mandie's birthday!! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Love your "Trio" of cards, Chrissie! You've really inspired me to get out my inks...thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us!

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  18. wow, all of your cards are wonderful!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

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  19. Wow! I am loving the last card with the pop of bright colour!! the one above is absolutely gorgeous too :)

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  20. Gorgeous cards Chrissie! I really love the first one...so dramatic! :)
    Lizy xx

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  21. Wow, gorgeous cards! Love the clean lines! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

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  22. More great cards Chrissie,just love the little red bird amongst the black, my fav this week I think. Belated Happy Birthday to Mandi too :) Viv xx

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  23. FABULOUS cards Chrissie - LOVE all the colour!

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  24. Lovely, lovely cards, Chrissie! Your blog is a great source of inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks,
Chrissie