Saturday, August 13, 2011

Using ink in a way that...

...I haven't really tried before.  That is for the Less is More challenge. Actually, the whole challenge is to make a one layer card using ink in a new way or an old favorite way.  I kinda combined both aspects of this challenge regarding the ink.   I used my Distress Inks which are my all time favorite "go to" inks....I absolutely love the intensity of color that I get from them.  Then my "using ink in a new way" is to mask off a "window using post it notes and just keeping the color in a prism like rectangle shape.  I never mask and this particular card was really different for me.  I like it alot though and think I will try this technique again.  The leaf stamp is Hero Arts Delicate Leaf Cluster and I think that this might be the first time I have ever inked it up!  I also am entering this card into the Cas-ual Friday's Challenge #15. I don't think that I have ever entered either of these challenges before....so this is me....stretching my wings ;-D

                                                                  

Again, thank you so much for stopping by....I always appreciate the company!

Be well,
Sheila

44 comments:

Rosemary said...

really neat card, sheila!

Virginia L. said...

Love your inking and stamping, Sheila!! The colors are so striking! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

Karen B. said...

Wow, now is this ever a stunning piece of art! I can almost see the mountains and the sky, the sunset. Not sure if that was what you were going for but I love it when I see something in someone's card so artistic. I'm from Wisconsin too (central), it is so nice to visit someone else that lives here!

Kerrie said...

Simply elegant...

Lisa Kind said...

What a cool card! Love what you did with the inks! Very eye-catching!

Annes Art said...

Beautiful!!

Chrissie said...

Welcome to "Less is More" Sheila!
This card is stunning, I'm so glad you decided to join us. You have created a stunning effect, thanks so much, we hope to see you again next week.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Suzilou said...

Wow love the colours you have used, very vibrant and what a great stamp :)

Sarah said...

What lovely vibrant colours! A great card.

Von said...

Such a cheerful card I love it :)
Von x

Kathyk said...

Super card, lovely mix of colours and your choice of image is perfect

Kathyk

Sue said...

Wow love your card. Great colours and image.

Jan said...

A wonderful card xx Jan

Jacqueline said...

This is beautiful Sheila!

Jess said...

just beautiful!

Aileen said...

Super effect for your background. x

Carla said...

great background, love the colours

Suze Bain said...

What fabulous colours and the image is perfect. A super card. xx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card!! Fabulous colors and layout.

Anne said...

Gorgeous card. Love the vibrancy of the colours.
Anne x

Lisa said...

A real beauty, Sheila! I love this idea of masking off the shape-I think I may have to borrow it and try it myself :)

Lin said...

Beautiful, Sheila - masking is well worth the trouble in this case!

dutchstamptramp said...

Very stylish and beautiful, love the colours

Mandi said...

Welcome to Less i s/more Sheila
Absolutely fantastic card
Love the colours
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card, love your coloured section, so vibrant
Beryl x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Oooo Sheila - this is very striking. Love it!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow Sheila this is beautiful. So love it. The CAS style of this card is spot on and I love how the stamping is the star of the show here, shining brightly. Love it. Finally got around to finding your blog and following you. Love your blog design and reading more about you and your family. Praying that your hubby is feeling much better this summer. Remembering all that you and your family have been through. So sorry for all that,praying that the remainder of this year will be filled with nothing only goodness and blessings. P.S. Did you know that you won Maureen's Blog Candy. You should go and check it out. So happy for you babe. Have fun with your goodies. Hugs.

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow love this and the vibrant colours that you have used !x

Sasha said...

Fabulous inking and stamping! Your colours are so vibrant!

MarcyK924 said...

Wow Sheila, this CAS card is beautiful! Your coloring is amazing! Good luck with your challenges!!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous result XOXO Zoe

Faith A said...

This is really beautiful

judkajudi said...

This is stunning! Less really is more in this case! Brilliant idea! Happy to find your blog and happy to be able to leave a comment. Sometimes it doesn't work!

paula said...

What an amazing card Sheila. I love what you have done. It's simple but so very beautiful xoxoxoxo

joy said...

GORGEOUS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Sheila. Love the gorgeous colors and the black image on top. Just perfect!

Lynne said...

Super card. I love your colours and the black image really pops.
Lynne xxx

Judy1223 said...

Sheila, this is PERFECT for the challenge! I love how original and colorul this is!

Debgem said...

This is just fabulous - beautifully simply image and bright colour - love it!! Here's mine!

Maureen Morton said...

This card has such a peaceful feel! love the vibrant colors and all the white space. Great card!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love the vibrancy of the Distress Inks and the placement of the branches. Absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Laura Davis said...

This is such a cool card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Carol said...

Super card, love the vibrancy of the inks. Carol x

Kryssi said...

Pretty! Very nicely done I must say! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!