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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Inky


 
I've unpacked from the Quilt Show, bought a new washing machine (sigh) which arrived at 7.15 this morning and am making an attempt at resuming normal service with my Less is More cards for this week.  We're using ink and making one layer cards.  I may try and do something new later in the week but for now I've two cards using a favourite technique of making backgrounds with my duster brushes and inks.

First card uses Distress and Adirondack inks with a mask for the sun and torn paper for the hills.  Stamps are Stampin' Up.  Second card is almost the same as some I made last Christmas, a great quick easy card that is light to post.  Edges of card masked off before inking, then Tim Holtz trees added and given some Stickles baubles.  I put a Stickles dot on the "i" of the sentiment, looks better irl than on the picture.

My cards are entered for:
Less is More - one layer inky
Cute Card Thursday - clean and simple
Cards for Men - anything goes - pheasant card

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards Anne. I love what you done with the Pheasant stamp, that is one on my list for my momthly Stampin Up order.

    Cyprus Anne

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  2. These are really great love them both x

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  3. both great cards, love how you made the backgrounds, the stamps are faboulous

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  4. WOW Anne these are completely stunning, that first is magnificient!


    Thanks so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  5. These are terrific cards Anne, it's evident that you love this technique... fabbo!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  6. OH--WAUU
    Todella kauniita ja tyylikkäitä kortteja--miten osaatkin--:))
    Tykkään kovasti!

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  7. Hi there Anne, Gorgeous cards, I love the one with a pheasant, it's really special:0) Gay x

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  8. Love both cards! But your first one is amazing!

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  9. What a lovely card I like it very much

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  10. Fab cards ASnne - Love the pheasant!

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  11. Very pretty Anne! Love the masked block with the image overstamped. Great look.

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  12. Beautiful inky backgrounds. Love the pheasant and those TH trees! xx

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  13. both great cards, think the christmas one is just about my favourite though

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  14. Oh wow Anne the inking is amazing on your first card, I love how subtle it is and how the picture spills off of the square area. Your Christmas card is fabulous too :)
    Jenny x

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  15. Fabulous cards, the first one is definitely my favourite of the two
    Beryl x

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  16. Fantastic cards Anne, I love the first one too. Hugs x ChrisB

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  17. Oh, I really love both of these cards. I am loving learning about new inking techniques, and you have really inspired me! TFS!

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  18. What a great technique - and you've created some gorgeous scenes!

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  19. Lovely cards. The soft scene goes well with the bold stamping. x

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  20. LOVE both cards and especially your Christmas card

    Kathyk

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  21. Fabulous cards,love the images and colours...Thanks for sharing with us at Cards for Men hope to see you next time....
    Mandy x

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  22. Two lovely cards! My favourite is the first. I also like the ink dusters. Maria x

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  23. A real work of art on both the first and the second. Wonderful sponging and beautiful colors!

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  24. Love the simpicity of these beautiful cards. Thanks for joining our anything goes challenge at Cards for Men and good luck.
    Hugs, Alison x

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  25. i do love these... wish i could ink like this...
    thanks for joining us at cards for men
    Jen xx

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