Monday 15 August 2011

Another LIM Card

Hi!  Having entered the Less Is More Challenge (one layer card using ink) for the first time yesterday (and I don't recall having made a one layer card before either!), I thought I'd have another go - particularly as my OH is drilling walls downstairs! 

I stamped it in black archival ink and it is coloured with distress inks and waterbrush - I did struggle with the skin colour.  I tried antique linen first but that looked a bit too yellow so used pumice stone.  The eyes are faded jeans and weathered wood, cheeks have a bit of tattered rose, and the lips are fired brick.  A sparkly blue gem just above the lip to finish it off, inspired by my daughter just having had her lip pierced.

Maria x


Beryl K said...

This is stunning, love that image and you have painted it brilliantly
Beryl x

Jean said...

Fab card, I love that image. jean x

Chrissie said...

Looks like Distress inks have had a real outing this week.
I'm so pleased that you were inspired to make a second fab submission.
Thanks again.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Kim B said...

Love it and LESS is more; and I am not on the design team and agree. Hugs, Kim

Mandi said...

Super colouring effect, subtle and effective

Thanks so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

G Peplow said...

Hi Maria, Great card, love the really dramatic effect, Gay x

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow - Stunning is the only word for it, I just love it! x

hazel said...

Fabulous card - I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Esther said...

This is absolutely stunning Maria - I love it! Esther xx

Sasha said...

Such a fab card! Lovely soft effect with your inks.

Suze Bain said...

A great image and great colouring! xx

Mervi said...

Hei Maria,
fabulous card;-))m

Aileen said...

She's very striking! Lovely watercolouring. x

Kathyk said...

Elegant card. You know, pumice stone wouldn't have been my first choice either so thanks for sharing your skintone tip


craft-roomjulia said...

Fandabbydosy Maria, the DS are used to perfection, I love the image. I must get some DS and start to play. Julia xxx