Saturday, 24 January 2015

Less is More has a sketch!

Here is a simple interpretation of the sketch. The vertical panel was cut with a SSS stitched die, reduced in size to much skinnier proportions. The heart is also from Simon Says Stamp and the butterfly is from Memory Box.

This is another card using the same die as an earlier card.
Here is a little video showing how I made it, with apologies for forgetting to turn the image the right way up!
I hope you like it!
This one is straying a little from the sketch but I couldn't bear to cut dowm the vertical panel any more... I just love the colours in the background.
It was made with Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress ink refills dabbed onto my glass mat, spritzed with water and then dabbed with absorbent card and left a while for the colours to be absorbed by the card. When dry, it was overprinted  with black ink and then other images embossed in gold. The butterfly is from Memory Box and the sentiment from Wplus9.


25 comments:

  1. Stunning cards Chrissie and it was fabulous watching your video on the flower one which is so striking. Super clever idea with the die.... I'll be checking mine out later for adapting possibilities! Xx

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  2. 3 lovely cards Chrissie xx Jan

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  3. You work magic with dies, Chrissie! I love the way you adapt them to get different looks. I also love the dramatic colours on your inked panel with the gold elements. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  4. Beautiful cards, Chrissie, the last one in particular is stunning & I can see why you didn't want to cut the inked panel down!

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  5. I loved your video, but wondered if you would tell me the name of the die you used. I can' seem to find Memory Box Buckle Flower die anywhere. Also could you possibly link to the inspiration card you saw. I'd love to see what they used as well. Thanks so much for sharing your oh so clever ideas!

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  6. Gorgeous makes, and a great video! Thanks for sharing your creativity, Jo x

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  7. love your card and those flowers so cute ...thank you so much for including the video ...what a very talented lady you are. Going to have to try it.

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  8. Fantastic interpretation of the sketch dear Chrissie. I like and I'm admiring all three cards. :-)
    Sonja

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  9. Wow, Came here after seeing your card and video on LIM and see here two more beautiful cards! Love the last one; so much gorgeous inking.... Have a fun weekend, Gerrina

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  10. All three cards are fantastic, Chrissie, but the panel on that last one is super fantastic.

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  11. Fantastic inspiration... as always!
    Thanks so much!

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  12. Gorgeous cards Chrissie :-) I especially love what you did with the flower die, so pretty :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x
    btw, regarding the picture links on my blog posts. it is quite easy but I pay inlinkz to be able to do it :-/ I think it is possible to do it yourself but I don't know how.

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  13. Great cards Chrissie. I love the black and white with the pop of yellow but that last card is fab!

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  14. Great cards. I love the colours on that panel too, can see why you didn't want to trimi it more.
    Linby x

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  15. All gorgeous Chrissie! I especially love the last card - very stunning.

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  16. Love the video and how you made your flowers. Very creative. Cards are awesome...

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  17. Beautiful cards, and many thanks for the video. Lynn x

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  18. Amazing cards, Chrissie!!! Thank you for sharing the process, didn't think that flowers are from paper :)

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  19. Hi Chrissie,

    WOW! I thought your FIRST card on the LIM site was fabulous, but I have to say I'm head over heels for your last one!!! Its drop-dead gaw-jus!

    You have a unique style, I'm inspired.

    Blessings,
    Barb

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  20. Fantastic cards as ever Chrissie
    Loved watching the video. (I do that with an embossing tool to the cut edges lol)

    Did you fns the small flower btw ha ha That's SO my world
    Mandi x

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  21. Stunning cards Chrissie ..... love the last one the colours are fab! xx

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  22. Gorgeous cards Chrissie - love the second one xx

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  23. Ooh these are fab, I love the b&w with a pop of yellow, so stylish x

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  24. All gorgeous Chrissie but that last one....wow ;) Viv xx

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  25. Apologies for my late visit this week Chrissie - it's been a busy one! I love all of your cards for the sketch challenge, but must say the last one with the distress ink background is a real stunner - just gorgeous!

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