Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Shades of Blue

I'm loving the challenge from Less is More this week. It's Shades of Blue, and blue just happens to be my favourite colour! I was in a painting mood, so I painted a little landscape background and then stamped a few images on top. Shades of blue from navy right up to very pale - all done using just one Distress inkpad! The beauty of Distress ink is that it can be diluted with water but retains the colour integrity, in other words it just becomes a paler shade of the original according to how much water you add. I used Chipped Sapphire, my favourite of all the Distress colours.


The tree on its little mound with the grasses either side of it (all one stamp) is by Beeswax, all other stamps and the sentiment are by Hobby Art. There are some fantastic entries this week. I'm really enjoying looking at them all.

24 comments:

mamapez5 said...

This is a beautiful card; so peaceful. Well done with your painting. Kate x

Linby said...

oh wow- this is lovely, I wish I could paint.
Linbyx

lisa said...

We have so much in common, Lynne. Blue is my favourite colour and Chipped Sapphire is my fav DI at the minute too, although it does tend to change!!
What a gorgeous card. I love your calm little scene. How clever you are to be able to freehand paint.
The sentiment is beautiful too.
Hope you are keeping well.
Hugs Lisax

Kathyk said...

Oh this is just lovely - so very elegant

Kathyk

Sally H said...

WOW! Absolutely Gorgeous! I love it! Such a wonderful scene, and the Buzzard is a fabulous addition.

Lynne said...

Beautiful card.
Lynne xxx

Mandi said...

Stunning scene Lynn
Wonderful card, love it!
Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Angela Weimer said...

A beautiful card. Looks like something you would find in a shoppe So pretty and serene. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

Netty said...

Beautiful card Lynne and made more special because you painted it. Love the words as well. x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow stunning scene ..
Lisa x

Jean Straw said...

Super card. Fabulous image and lovely sentiment too. Jean x

C. Camp said...

Wow, wow, wow. This is absolutely stunning.

Fiona said...

You are clever! Your serene scene is beautiful.

craftimamma said...

Wow, this is stunning Lynne. A real little masterpiece so cleverly executed. I'm sure whoever is lucky enough to receive that card will want to frame it and have it on display.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is just beautiful Lynne. I love the sentiment, life is too busy for us normally, and that is just a lovely expression to go with your work of art. Blue is such a serene colour, and you have created a tranquil scene. Really lovely, hugs, Judith xx

Jenny said...

A gorgeous card Lynne, the scene is magical. Love how you've used stamps on your own artwork too :)
Jenny x

GinaA said...

Great landscape, love the hovering bird over the water.

Stella said...

Breathtaking..................

Susan said...

Lynne, this card is stunning!! LOVE everything about it!!!
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Anesha said...

Wow, stunning work!

Kim Dellow said...

Wow Lynne, that is beautiful. Gorgeous scene. Kim

Vicky Hayes said...

Absolutely stunning!

Jules said...

Hi Lynne

This is simply amazing.

Love what you have done here .. .. such a beautiful scene and gorgeous shades of blue!

Your sentiment is just perfect alongside.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow awesome card Lynne what a beautiful scene and love the sentiment.
Hugs
Lorraine x

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