Wednesday 16 May 2012
The Less Is More challenge this week has been to create a one layer card and use 3 stamps on it - eek! Well, I finally put this simple thank you card together on a base of cream card, not the best cardstock in the world and I had problems colouring, or attempting to colour with my Copics - it just wouldn't work and in the end I dug out my old Polychromos pencils. The first stamp is an old Whispers oval with raggedy edges that I inked up Aspen Mist and Aegean Blue Versamagic chalk inks. The second stamp is by Funstamps and called Common Blue on Chicory - I've used the coloured decal as inspiration for my colouring but added my own 'artistic licence' to deepen the colours. Finally, the third stamp is a clear greeting by Hero Arts stamped in a dark blue chalk ink. To finish I've drawn a blue line around the image, although it's bled, as it looked a bit too naked otherwise!
Sorry I've been MIA again. I finally got DH home for the weekend and we got to spend time together at last. Long distance relationships are never easy, after all the years he served in the RN and in security afterwards I should be used to him being away. But, I've gotten used to having him around over the past 8 years and I'm not getting any younger .. .. so making an effort to spend time together when we can means I've less time for crafting/blogging when he is here. And to top it all the internet wasn't available yesterday either .. .. ah well, fingers crossed it holds this evening!