Friday 16 March 2012

Less is More with Tulip script

I have been feeling blah .. .. my mojo has up and left so rather than struggle with pretty embellies etc, I decided to have a go at the Less is More challenge for a one layer card with script. I remembered I had several old Elusive Images floral stamps that incorporate script as part of the design, so no need for masking, and decided on the Tulip script for this card. I stamped it with brown Momento ink on to a kraft base then got to colouring with my Copics and pencils. I was sat watching the tv and to be honest, just made things up as I went along - just remember to do the Copic colouring first then finish off with the wax/oil based pencils on the top.
I can tell you that the background shades are B0000/000/00/02 and my tulip flowers were Y11/15/17/19/28 plus cream, dark yellow and orange pencils.

Here's the card, and as there is already a stripe in the base I went with it and added white pencil in the same direction to soften things and then when I had finished messing with the colouring I drew a wiggly line around the image to finish things off. I stamped the text with the brown Momento then inked the edges of the card with brown chalk ink to give it all a shabby look - well hopefully that's what you think it looks like. I still ache to mat it onto another colour, especially as it has bent with all the colouring, perhaps a cream or brown - or both, but I will do that on the quiet so I can still enter the LIM challenge with what you see! Sshhh - I re-vamped it here .. ..

I'm not sure when I will be back with a card again .. .. I've nothing finished and a busy time ahead with the builders. I'm keeping an eye out for the mini digger and dumper truck that should be arriving some time today. Whatever you are doing this weekend, enjoy!


  1. This is gorgeous, the colouring is wonderful.

  2. Gorgeous! Really beautiful. I have not been good at commenting lately - but honestly I have been visiting and loving your cards.

  3. Those EI Script stamps are gorgeous & I have a few too. The tulips are gorgeously coloured with your pencils & the blue shading really brings out the orange. I can well understand your wanting to layer this.
    Take care with mojo - he's probably eloped with my little Miss(ing) imp!
    Hope the dumper etc..... have arrived by now & there's not too much chaos around you.
    Thinking of you.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. Gorgeous card ,sorry you are not feeling too good, Hope you are feeling better after the weekend Hugs Elaine

  5. Stunning colouring Annie - I have to agree this one looks fabulous (not that the other one didn't lol!!!)
    Have a fab weekend.
    Debs xx

  6. Lovely card, stunning shading :0
    Jenny x

  7. Your colouring is fantastic and honestly, the mat version is lovely (dont worry I whispered that bit) but I love it is!

  8. OH what a lovley card and i think i will have to go shoppin for that stamp xx d hope you feel better soon

  9. Wow, this card looks really amazing. Looks perfect and only wonderful.

    Hugs Claudia

  10. This looks absolutely terrific
    Fabulous colouring
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  11. Such a beautiful card.
    Lynne xxx

  12. WOW! What a gorgeous stamp and you've colored it beautifully!

  13. Fab colouring Annie!
    Great to see you again!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  14. This is beautiful! I love the simplicity and elegance of your design and that's a great image.


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