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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Less is More - Week 65 Sketch


The challenge at Less is More this week is a sketch challenge. There is a choice of two simple sketches of which I opted for the circular one above. I enjoy using sketches; I used to find them really useful when I used to scrapbook. My card uses the beautiful 'Poppy Background' stamp that I bought at a bargain price from here: http://www.misi.co.uk/ (which stands for Make it Sell it). They sell all sorts of handmade goods from food to fashion and they also sell various supplies; it's worth a look as I saved nearly £4.00 on this beautiful Hero Arts stamp.

Stamps: Hero Arts 'Poppy Background', Woodware 'Jane's Script'
Promarkers: Hot Pink
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Jet Black
Other: Nestabilities Circle Large, Anita's 3D clear gloss liquid

I stamped the image in black Stazon, then again in black Memento ink. (This was so I could colour the flowers on the second image with Promarkers.) I then cut out the coloured petals, dotted some 3D clear gloss liquid in the centres and raised them onto the first image using foam squares; I think it really makes the images 'pop'. (Can see me recreating this card in different colourways.)


L*I*S*A said...

What a wonderfull card.
I love it.

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Caggy, I really like how the flowers pop out of the circle!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

The red poppies look so striking against the black...beautiful card :0)
Jenny x

Pia S said...

Great image and colors - a lovely "dramatic" look!

Mim said...

Beautiful! Great idea with this stamp!!

Viv's Visuals said...

OMG! I LOVE this... simply gorgeous.

Anne said...

Beautiful card. Red and black ANd poppies. What more could a girl ask for?
Anne x

Stephanie said...

This really is such a stunning & stylish card Caggy! x