Sunday, September 08, 2013

less is more: rust and dark green

I wasn't sure that I would take part in this week's less is more challenge. The inspiration colours are beautiful, but I didn't know what I would do with them.
This is the photo from which the colours have been taken,
Bu then Laura took part and bascically challenged me to do so.... then I had to.

I've been enjoying playing with PaperArtsy's fresco paints recently, but I didn't have the quite the right colours, so I decided to have a play at mixing colours.
Cinnamon and smoked paprika made a nice dark rust, Tinned peas and little black dress made a good dark green.
Now these colours made me think of the change of summer to autumn, so I decided to play with paperartsy's small oak leaf die. I painted the die cut with the green paint and then overstamped it with the rust using the splatter mini, repeatedly.

To finish I stamped onto the card with a script stamp and the rust paint. I attached the leaf and a tiny knot of string.


  1. Super - I keep forgetting about paint as a stamping option, thanks for the reminder


  2. This is gorgeous. A creative use of stamping. I wish I was so talented!

  3. Love this technique, so effective and what a fab photo for colour inspiration !

  4. Great card, stamping with paint is so effective.

  5. You got me well and good!. I shall now go quiet for the rest of the week. Hope the sun shines on us in Pembrokeshire.

  6. great use of the colours

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

  7. This is great Joanne!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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