Saturday, 12 July 2014

Less is More - Week 180 - one layer week - adapt a finger print

 Hooray it's the weekend, which means time for a new Less is More Challenge - this is One Layer Week and just between you and me I think Chrissie has made the challenge a bit too easy this week - the card is to have an inky fingerprint on it.  If I had a fiver for every one layer card I discarded because of inky fingerprints I'd be a rich woman (ok I'd just have more cash to spend on craft stash but you know what I mean)!!!

Once Chrissie had explained the finer points to me I was a bit daunted, the fingerprints needed to be in the right place and random accident ones were still not good, but I came up with these two cards.  First card uses my Artemio chicken stamps.  The thumbprints are Vintage Photo Distress Ink and I added a bit more Distress Ink for ground cover.

Second card meant I ended up with green fingers, while 'growing' this topiary bush of thumbprints.  The pot is from an Inky Doodles set and again I've used Distress Inks to ground my image. 

Hope you all have a lot of fun with this one, I can recommend Vanish bars for getting ink off your hands LOL!


  1. Anne you are a star your cards are amazing. So talented and arty. Huge well done. I was a bit stumped to be honest but now my brain's working overtime thinking of things I wish I'd tried!
    I must thank you tonnes for blogging early ... I completely missed the OLC requirement until I saw yours!
    Sarah xx

  2. How clever! Great cards, Jo x

  3. Fab cards Anne, great ideas put into inkiness !

  4. I'm so with you on the cards ruined by inky fingerprints! Loving your intentional ones though, the topiary tree is inspired and the chickens really lend themselves to this technique - could almost doodle them instead of stamping - well in my head I could!

  5. Very clever ideas Anne, I like them a lot. I also have those accidental finger prints on CAS cards.

    Warm hugs

  6. Love the first card - so cute and the second one is so clever.
    Off to find a vanish bar as I still have ink on my fingers even after a shower.

  7. oh i just love those chickens anne
    jen xx

  8. Wow Anne, these are totally gorgeous. Hugs x

  9. Two brilliant cards Anne, I love your sense of humour, inky fingers all around now then LOL Your chicken card is a favourite, that set is so cute :D Gay x

  10. I love them both - your chickens made me smile :) Hugs Sylvie x

  11. Two great cards Anne - loved this challenge, even if my fingers look like I'm turning into the Incredible Hulk!!!

  12. Two fabulous cards Anne, I love the adorable chicken one - two brilliant ideas.

  13. Very cool way to use your finger prints Anne. I love that topiary creation.

  14. I just LOVE those darn chickens!
    Your other card is pretty splendiferous too Anne!
    Chrissie xxx

  15. Wow what great ideas here Anne, love the chickens esp. :) Viv xx


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