Tuesday, 12 April 2011

I've managed - Less is More - again!!

Oh I can't tell you the trouble I've had with this one - but I had to persevere as that Mandi shouted at me for missing a couple of weeks of Less is More, a girl has to have a holiday Mandi!!
I stamped it several times before I got it how I wanted it, it's still not perfect but time has defeated me.
The main problem was photographing it, the script is stamped in Adirondak Expresso ink and IRL quite a soft brown, but would it photograph brown - NO!!
I photographed it all around the house, with daylight, with flash, with daylight lamps, in the light tent, absolutely nothing I tried would get the colours true!!

I started by inking the flourish stamp (Crafty Individuals) with Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage distress inks, I then spritzed the stamp with Pearl Glimmer Mist before stamping - they have a lovely pearly sheen that again would not photograph. The Script stamp is by Crafty Secret and stamped over the flourishes with the Adirondak in which IRL is a gorgeous chocolately brown.

This is the type of CAS card I'm not good at (certainly not good at photographing them) but have many more ideas of what I would like to try - time permitting - hah!! but - who knows!!



Lynn said...

These two stamps work so well - I love the variation of colour of distress inks on the flourish - my type of colours. Photos are not my strong point either and more often than not I have to use the 'fixing' tool to get true colour and contrast. Wonderful card, and love the sentiment. Lynn x

Jan said...

Lovely card, wonderful sentiment xx Jan

June Houck said...

Wow, I thought I might be on the wrong blog LOL! This is not a typical Heather card, but it is equally elegant and lovely. Chrissie, like you, is one of my favorite blogs to follow. Now that she started "LiM" challenge blog, I have only participated once. Yikes! I hope to remedy that :) I am glad you are supporting her with your wonderful cards.

Teresa said...

It's beautiful and well worth all your hard work, love it! Teresa xx

Chrissie said...

Let's hope time permits us to see some more of your ideas Heather!
This one is great even if the camera refused to comply.
I must try the technique of spritzing a stamp with Glimmer Mist, that sounds a totally brilliant idea.
I love the sentiment you used too!
Great to see you back with us!
"Less is More"

Sandra1968 said...

A great CAS card and I love this text.
Hugs, Sandra

Susan said...

Heather, you've created a beautiful card! Love that sentiment stamp and I bet it would look fabulous all on it's own!

Anonymous said...

wonderful words you stamped on this card

Sue said...

Hi Hun
oh wow you have done a brill job on this challenge hun, totally gorgeous card, that Mandi do shout eh!! still luvs her though.sue,x

Moni said...

Hi my dear friend, fab card. Hugs,moni

massofhair said...

Stunning creation, gorgeous colours and a fantastic CAS card:-)

Mandi said...

Shout? Moi?
Doesn't sound like something I do LOL
FAB-U-LOUS card hunni, absolutely love it
Thank you so much
Less is More
get ready cos it;s nearly Saturday :)

TAM said...

Fabulous card love the sentiment

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Heather.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

a good CAS card

Lauren Hatwell said...

Looks fab. Lx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Heather...love how you've used the flourish stamp!...lovely work.

Take care
San x

Paula said...

You're braver than I am & you made me laugh with the sentiment.
Paula (PEP)

Valerie said...

Love the flourish and the colours you've used Heather and such a lovely sentiment!
Val x

Kathyk said...

Super card and sounds like a must try technique too


mustavcoffee said...

Hi Heather, great card, love the sentiment and who says you're not good? They're fibbing your great, I say so LOL :0) xxx

Tasha said...

Heather this looks great, love the mix of the blues with the coffee colour - so fab> Great stamps you have used too
love tasha xx

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