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Friday, 30 December 2011

Less Is More - Just One Word

I am so glad that the current LESS IS MORE challenge is running for two weeks - I've had a head full of ideas since I saw the theme of Just One Word but Christmas sort of got in the way of playing and today has been my first chance to get inky.

Me and the Toad were discussing ideas this morning (he does come up with some elaborate and impossible plans, bless) when I had an idea involving Magnolia Chess Pieces.  So off I dutifully went to hunt them down.  I did find them, but I also found a stamp that I liked better and had an instant idea for. 


I think I still had in my head Great Expectations from the telly last night, at the point when Herbert is urging Pip and Magwitch to get in the rowing boat quickly before they missed the tide and there was a fog over the river.   This was the inspiration for the clock and the colours.

Ingredients for this card:
Stamped Image:  Magnolia Clock (stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento)
Sentiment: Papermania Alphabet Letters (in London Fog Distress Inks)
Inks:  Background inking with Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Iced Spruce, Forest Moss

And that's it.  I think the mojo is fired up again now so I'm off to have a go at some DT work while the muse is upon me!

Hugs, Sxx

28 comments:

kay said...

this is simple but superb,x

Claire said...

This is just gorgeous. Hugs, Claire x

Jenni's Jems said...

Great card x

Vicky said...

Fabulous card sweetie love the clock.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

tilly said...

what a stunning CAS card, so simple yet it works well
Tilly

Zippy said...

Stunning card hun, so different from what you do but so fab! xxxx

Julie said...

This is just wonderful Squirrel!.x

CraftyTeacher said...

Should have realised it was made by you when I spotted it on Less is Moore! Love this card...

Lisa Jane said...

love this .. brilliant stamp
Lisa x

Mandi said...

Super inking effect, lovely shaded colours
Happy new year

Thank so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Chrissy said...

Fabulous stamp Squirrel, love the colours too, really lovely LIM card.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year...2012

Luv CHRISSYxx

Hillie said...

So nice! Realy love this card.

Fiona said...

You've created the 'fog'look so well. Love this card.

Tracy said...

Hi
Sorry I haven't been by much, had such a lot to do in the lead up to Christmas, but will be putting that right now I will have more time to myself.
I love your creation and the reason for the inspiration. I so enjoyed Great Expectations too.
Happy new year and all the best for 2012.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Catherine said...

Fab less is more card!

Squirrel said...

Love it! Very squirrelly colours too. :-)
Happy New Year! (We get ours before you, na-na-ne-na-na....)
Squirrel-down-under XXXXXX

Seleise said...

neat sponging technique on a neat card!

Chrissie said...

This is terrific Squirrel, I love the colours in your inked panel... it's very evocative... fog.... brilliant!
Thanks so much and a Happy New Year to you and yours.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

very appropriate for this time of year! Shaz in Oz.x

Marlena M. said...

LOVE IT...perfect sentiment. ;)

coops said...

stunning card hun.i love the cas design and great stamps ;D

xx coops xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Super card

Happy 2012.
Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

MagsB said...

Wow! Just wow!

love Mags B x

Faith A said...

Love it love it love it, so clever

Renee said...

Love the London Fog ink.

Viv said...

Lovely card :O) Viv xx

Karen said...

This is beautiful Squirrel, the blend on this card is first class. Happy New Year to you and yours hugs Karen x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card, love your inky background.
Avril x

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