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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

16 comments:

Beryl K said...

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

Jean Straw 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.
Chrissie
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
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

mustavcoffee, Gay 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

Kathyk

fatmonica said...

Just love this!

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