Sunday, April 08, 2012

less is more: three shades of green


The challenge at Less is more is to use one ink to make three shades of green.(edit: I misread the challenge, you don't HAVE to use the same ink, it's just a suggestion, but one that I liked!) It's not a one layer challenge, which gives a little more freedom to get messy.

The panel was made by rubbing forest moss distress ink (I'd meant to use peeled paint, but I'd got the lids mixed up) onto my glass mat and sprayed it with glitz spray, and dabbed the card onto it.



I then stamped the image with the same ink using PaperArsty HP1006, and inked the edges with the same ink using cut and dry foam. I did another light spay of glitz spray and dabbed some off with a cloth. To make the edges sparkly, I sprayed some more glitz spray onto my glass mat and dipped the edges of the card into it.



I then mounted this panel onto a plain card, for the clean and simple look.

16 comments:

  1. This looks fab Joanne.... you didn't necessarily HAVE to use the same ink, but you've achieved a terrific effect with this one!
    I just love it!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. This is simply gorgeous -love it ! x

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  3. Superb card Joanne
    Perfect placement
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  4. Fabulous stamping and inking. Love it too! x

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  5. Lovely card. It's wonderful to see what a variance of colour you can achieve with one inkpad.

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  6. Hi Joanne
    Fabby card ....love it ....
    Hugs sylvie
    xxx

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  7. I love to get messy with ink so this one's right up my street, and FABULOUS aswell!

    Happy Easter

    Kathyk

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  8. Brilliant card - amazing what you can do with just one inkpad

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  9. Wow! That is so elegant and beautiful

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  10. What elegant simplicity !!

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  11. Joanne...WOW! This is so elegant in its simplicity!

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  12. Brilliant effect with the ink! A super card.

    Lynne x

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  13. Superb card with a wonderful effect.

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  14. First, big hug to you for having the dreaded WV off!

    Next, Joanne, this is lovely, the colors and music, it's charming.

    :-)

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  15. So very gorgeous! Beautiful!

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!