Saturday, June 04, 2011

LIM Monochrome


I felt that the monochrome theme at Less is More, was the perfect opportunity to pull out lots of things of the same colour and throw them at a card, I've never felt that I've been much good at the layering of techniques pulled of so well by the likes of Jo Capper-Sandon, Paula Whittaker, Kate Crane, to name but a few of many......
but watching Jo at Happy Stampers made me realise I was making it much harder than need be. Jo taught me the key wasn't to think, just do, no plan, just see what happens.

so that's what I had a go at in this card, a swipe, a spray, a bit of (tiny) sequin waste sponging, then see what stamps are to hand. I'm actually more pleased with it than I thought I would be.

The Stamps are from Rogue Redheads new releases, floriculture and bits and pieces

41 comments:

  1. :0)What a great suprise seeing you building up inky layers. Its a good way to unwind stamping in this way I find.

    Brilliant. Love it xx

    ps... I also learnt a lot watching you demo too x

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  2. I try never to think period Joanne lol
    Super effect, love the turquoise
    Thanks again
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  3. You have achieved a great effect here with your stamping Joanne.
    Super card.
    Thanks so much.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  4. Great effect - I find this sort of thing difficult but will give it another go without thinking about it ;-)

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  5. A lovely card - gorgeous colour

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  6. GORGEOUS CARD Joanne, Love the colours. Tricia :O)

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  7. Beautiful card Joanne. Hugs Rita xxx

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  8. Works absoloutely splendidly Joanne - will be having a play myself tomorrow

    Kathyk

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  9. This is great Joanne, it has a lovely mood about it. Happy Saturday, Annette x

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  10. Your card turned out wonderfully Joanne. Well done.
    TFS
    Carole

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  11. Brilliant card Joanne, I love your inky layers. Thinking is very overrated! lol xx

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  12. I think this looks fab. The layers are great :)

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  13. What a great look. You've created beautiful visual texture in your card. I think I need to try something like this, too. You've inspired me!

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  14. Absolutely brilliant card !

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  15. Fabulous. I tend to over-think my cards sometimes. Perhaps I do need to let go sometimes and see where it leads.

    Great job on this card.

    cheers,
    Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

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  16. Beautiful effects you have created here, and in beautiful blue shades too.

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  17. Brilliant card. Love the way you've only used one colour. Wish I'd thought of that, lol.
    Jack xx

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  18. Wonderful card Joanne. Love the impression of texture that you've managed to create with the ink. So clever.
    (Adoring your craft stamper articles too!)
    Sharon xx

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  19. Love the inking and texture effect. Great image to over stamp with too :)
    Jenny x

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  20. Great card, such a gorgeous effect with the inks. I definitely over think my cards... in fact most of my time seems to be spent just thinking and not making! Lisa x

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  21. Gorgeous card, love the blues.
    Lynne xxx

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  22. It's gorgeous Joanne, I love this all free style expression and all one colour, amazing, Gay xxx

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  23. Beautiful card Joanne. Love the masked effect you've created with the sequin wastage, just fab!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  24. Fab effects. Sometimes it great just to be random! x

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  25. Smashing result its good to step outside the box sometimes! XOXO Zoe

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  26. Wow Joanne, wish I could 'throw' things at a card and end up with something like this! Lol. It's fab. xx

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  27. Such a great card, loving the colour too, well done :O) Viv xx

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  28. Love your colour scheme Joanne, beautiful stamps too, Judith xx

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  29. Lovely card Joanne and what a gorgeous blue you picked!

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  30. Very unique and pretty...love how it turned out!

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  31. Look at you! I love that you "let yourself go" with this one! Pretty color..and I love how it came out too!
    My card is HERE

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  32. A beautiful card Joanne. Love the fabulous sequin waste technique.
    Sylvia xxx

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  33. Blue and beautiful! Stunning card, Joanne! Exquisitely done!

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  34. Whatever your technique, its worked this is just gorgeous

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  35. lovely card joanne. simple yet effective. i've not been able to find the tiny sequin waste - only the standard one. will have to keep searching!
    kathleen mc x

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