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Sunday, 14 August 2011

Thank you Less is More...

...for taking me out of my comfort zone and giving me yet another addiction lol.
After at first worrying whether I`d be able to join in with this weeks Less is More Challenge I`ve gone a bit overboard with inks and paints. And I`m loving it.
While I still had the H2o`s out, I thought I`d have a go with the irredescent ones. These only show up on dark card and so haven`t had much use in the past.
I used dark brown card and masked off an area to paint.
I used the green irredescent and just brushed it on roughly.
Once it was dried I stamped the Branches from Inkadinkado Delicate Branches stamp set and embossed in detail gold EP.
The sentiment is from Flourishes Tag Lines and is also embossed in gold.
I think this makes an ok male card.
But then I realised that the challenge was to get inky and H2o`s are paints so I had another think.
And came up with this one.
I masked off a square in the centre of the card and sponged versacolor inks in Peony, Magenta and Orchid.
While it was still `wet` I stamped the leaf from Papertreys Turning a New Leaf set Memento Rosebud and poured clear EP over the whole thing and heat embossed it.
The embossing doesn`t show up too well in the photo but is gorgeous IRL.
I`m dead chuffed with thisone and I`ll probably use this technique in the future now I`ve found the confidence to try it.


Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

45 comments:

  1. We aim to please Lynn... this challenge certainly seems to have got your juices flowing... these are great!
    Thanks again.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  2. Ooooooh Lynne, these are both stunning. The masking technique is so effective and I love the stamps you have used. Totally elegant!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

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  3. Gorgoeus cards Lynne - particularly like the top one - is it OK if I CASE it please? (No men's cards in the charity stash!)

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  4. Hi Lynne what great cards both of them I think I like the 2nd one best but I think it's purely for the colour but they are both stunning well done
    Jacki xx

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  5. These are both totally gorgeous. I can imagine how shimmery and shiny they are IRL.

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  6. I just love them both but the pink one wins by a wisker!

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  7. Wow both cards are gorgeous. Doesn't look as though you were out your comfort zone to me. :)

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  8. both are beautiful, but I love the shimmeryness of the first :)

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  9. both are beautiful, but I love the pink one

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  10. Fabulous cards Lynne, particularly love the pink one, Gay xxx

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  11. Lynne these are stunning, i love the top one best i know and it is not pink, but its soft and i like that one, hugs pops x

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  12. You are really on a roll with this challenge Lynne and have produced some stunning cards.

    Anne

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  13. Smashing card with the tonal colors - like the H2O card too

    Kathyk

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  14. stunning cards. can't decide which I like best, both beautiful

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  15. These are fab Lynne, love the green and gold in the first one and the pinks in the second are gorgeous. xx

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  16. I love these Lynne, I agree about H2os they are fabulous
    That brown and aqua card is stunning I love it!
    Thanks so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  17. Beautiful cards, if I had to make a choice it would probably be the first one, but only just
    Beryl x

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  18. You have been inspired this week! I got green hands so gave up playing...
    These are TOTALLY STUNNING!!!! Love the brown and aqua.
    Tara x

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  19. Two fantastic cards, particularly like the gold embossing!

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  20. Stunning results - fab cards

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  21. Two fabulous cards Lynne. Sue.x

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  22. Both are just fabulous. I really like the one with the H2Os - you can see the shimmer on the photo! And the pink card is stunning! Great cards.

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  23. Two fabulous cards! Love the masking technique and your stamping!

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  24. Two really great cards can't decide which one I prefer !x

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  25. Wow Lynn, these are stunning too :)
    Love the branches in gold, I must get my stamp set like that out again :)
    Jenny x

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  26. Fabulous Lynne!! I love them both but the second one is just stunning. Well done!! xx

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  27. I love both of these Lynne! Your embossing looks awesome! I really need to work on learning how to emboss better!!

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  28. OHW I love your cards and style Lynne...beautiful

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  29. So gorgeous, love the black.

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  30. Oh Lynne these are gorgeous.
    luv
    Debby

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  31. Really like the first but then scrolled down to see that pink beauty - want to CASE it right now, but sadly I have no time so it'll have to wait! Vx

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  32. WOW Lynne . . . you have excelled yourself here. Two very different and wonderful cards. Love the techniques you've used. The male card is particularly striking.

    Hugs, Sarn x

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  33. WOW! These are both gorgeous...you have created two such divergent cards....thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment....It is much appreciated.

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  34. All I can say is WOW, these cards are really beautiful

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  35. Beautiful cards. Your first is gorgeous on the dark card and the pinks are delish! x

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  36. Very pretty. I love the dimension on the H2Os.

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  37. Lovely cards Lynne, can't pick a favourite - they're both gorgeous!
    Margaret x

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  38. Lynn these cards are gorgeous, I too can't pick a favourite both fab!
    Jo x

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  39. oh wow i love the gorgeous green paint.. i thought it was a ribbon at first
    Lisa x

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  40. More gorgeous cards...inspiring me to get busy!!

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  41. Both are gorgeous but, for me, the first one does it as I have those H2O's and have barely used the irridescent ones so I may 'borrow' your idea and adapt it to my style. Thank you for the tips and techniques lol Karen x

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  42. Two fabulous cards, love the paint on the first one with the gold embossing, and the embossed pinks is gorgeous, love that stamp. Also, love your 'beach card' in the earlier post.
    Avril

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