Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Less but a bit more on time than usual...

Hello again,
Today I'm flitting by with my regular stint in the CAS world. I had an idea on Saturday so I went with it...just getting round to blogging it now. It's a red and orange colour theme at Less is More this week. I'd been playing around with Alcohol inks on my My Mojo Monthly projects and was liking the effects so I decided to give it a whirl on some cards.
I used Ranger Red Pepper and Butterscotch inks to colour a sheet of glossy card stock, using Blending Solution to soften the lines. I stamped Mr.Tim images in Black Stazon all over the sheet cutting out sections I liked to create an interesting (to me!) composition. I mounted them onto black card before setting them on a slightly textured cardstock.
I didn't want to add a sentiment but just enjoy the images so I went for some black lace to add a little drama and balance.
I always find it hard to make just the one, especially as I'd gotten into so much mess. This time I went for just the three squares and a lower placing of the images. I've already confessed to being a 'fine detail and close-up nutter' and I love using what I call snippets in all my work. I started off a few years back with just two ink pads and rubber stamp sets and am still in love!

I'm rather liking the smooth glossy card stock and bold colours with the white and black...
so I think that's mission accomplished! That's me all done here, back to ye olde crafty den to fight off some deadlines... Be seeing you soon, Sarah.

16 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous CAS card Sarah, love the alcohol ink backgrounds combined with the black lace, lovely combination. Hope you are back to 100% fitness now. Tracy x x

Jenny said...

I love those bright inky squares Sarah, they look so good off set on the first card too. The black lace is certainly a fab trim to accompany the colours :)
Jenny x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What gorgeous cards...what gorgeous color!!

Dotty Jo said...

Love the CAs design and bright colours - lovely combo! Jo x

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my goodness, these are stunning cards. I love the colours. Lee x

whyducks said...

Lovely!

Suzilou said...

These are really lovely, great idea and so bright :)

Chrissie said...

Super cards Sarah... I think the second one is my fave. I must play with some alcohol inks again!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sue said...

Oh Sarah
How eye catching are these little beauties, it is lovely to see Alcohol inks once more on a card, they seem to have gone away lately, you have given me some inspiration to dig them out from my drawer, I just have to find the glossy card. I love how you have staggered the tiles too!
Smiles:)

Hello From Texas said...

Oh Sarah ... both cards are beautiful. My favorite is the second one. I may have to dig out my inks and try this. You have inspired me. :D
TFS
Carole

Juls said...

these are stunning, Love the bright colours with the contrast of the black! hugs Juls

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fabulous background you've created Sarah. I'm not a big fan of glossy card stock but you've encouraged me to have another play! Vx

Claire said...

Hello, I'm a newbie to the world of blogging but I think your cards are lovely - so bright and vivid, thanks for sharing. Claire x

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful and artsy! I love it. ;)

Sue said...

Stunning cards Sarah. Sue.x

Ingen said...

Your work is so inspirational. I love your colorful cards.