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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Simply Less is More # 177

Hi there!
I`m popping in today to share my cards for this weeks Simply Less is More challenge which is to
                                                             USE WATERCOLOUR
I had a bit of a moment when I saw this challenge. Anyone who knows me, knows that I cannot paint to save my life. Skirtingboards, door jamb or even a door at a pinch and I`m fine but pictures...no chance. My fingers refuse to do what my brain is telling them so I just don`t do it.
However...after careful consideration, I realised that even I can do a colour wash, so that`s what I did. Not earth shattering or even remotely artistic but it kept me out of mischief for a while. Naturally once I got started I couldn`t stop at one , so I have three cards to share.

I used Luninart Shimmer paints, which leave a lovely sheen, on Papermill Linen card. Although it did curl a bit, it was quite easy to straighten afterwards.
On this one I used a blue in various strengths then picked up a tiny bit of pink here and there. Once dry I spritzed with some blue shimmer mist but it`s difficult to see on the pic.
I stamped my image ( Inkadinkado) in black Versafine and cut out the sentiment in purple card using a Die-namics die.

This one is made the same as above but using different shades and strengths of pink shimmer paints.
Once dry I stamped the text stamp ( IndigoBlu) in Memento Rose bud ink.
Once that was dry I stamed the leaf (Hero Arts) in clear ink and embossed in detail gold EP.
The sentiment is by Flourishes.

This one is done in green shimmer paint with a little yellow added in parts. Over stamped with the text stamp again in Memento Olive grove. Once dry I stamped and embossed the Leaf ( Papertrey inc) in gold EP.
The sentiment ( Penny Black) is cut out in gold card.

Since I`ve made these I thought of loads of other designs and if I get time I might indulge myself. Got quite a busy week ahead getting everything ready for our summer fayre fundraising event ( a great opportunity to get rid of some junk on the bric a brac stall)

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx



10 comments:

  1. Hi Lynne! Oh these are fabulous! And the very last one is my fave - love the green and the way the word die has been placed.

    Hugs, and a quack, Di :) xx

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  2. Well looks pretty and creative to me - fab!

    Kathyk
    GDTM Simply Less Is More

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  3. I think you did an amazing job with your watercoloring. All are so pretty.

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  4. Oh my ! We really got you going with this challenge Lynne, these are all stunning. I shall look forward to the next instalment!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  5. Wowsers you've really caught the watercolour bug.
    These are fantastic Lynne
    Thanks for sharing
    Sarah
    Less is more

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  6. Gorgeous cards Lynne :-) the colours and simple designs are fabulous :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  8. Wow Lynn these are all gorgeous - reckon you're a watercolour expert now!
    Thanks for joining us at Less is More
    Anne
    LIM Designer

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  9. Wow Lynn. your three cards are stunning, the shimmer and colours are gorgeous. A simple design but beautiful.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  10. Brilliant CAS cards love the coloured backgrounds and images
    Carol x

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