Sunday, 5 June 2011

Shades of purple

The monochrome look is one which I rather like, so I was pleased to see that it is the theme for Week 18 of the Less is More Challenge.  I used an old favourite stamp and an old favourite technique to make my card.

I stamped the poppy (Stampin' Up) with Dusty Concord Distress Ink, and then pulled out the colour from the outline with a paintbrush and plain water to colour the image. I cut it out with a Nestie Labels 4 and mounted it with foam pads. The sentiment is one I've had for many years. I think the company which made it was V.I.P., sadly no longer trading, I believe.

I spent half term up in Dumfriesshire. Apart from visiting my daughter and family, I was also there to do some preparatory work for the new job I will be starting in September. I still can't quite believe that, from then on, my drives to work will be through beautiful countryside, instead of being stuck in traffic going into the city. I daresay there will still be hold-ups, but I think I can cope with the odd tractor or herd of cows....!


Mandi said...

That's a beautifully detailed stamp Lynne. It looks FAB in purple.
Thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Chrissie said...

Lovely card Lynn and such effective colouring! I love the image you used.
Thanks so much.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card Lynn.. i love the purple and the wonderful poppy.
Am so jealous .. Michael and i watched a film last night that was set in Scotland and we wished we could just escape and live out in the country
Lisa xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lyne
Fabby card it


Jean Straw said...

Beautifully stamped image, a really lovely card. Jean x

craftimamma said...

Another beautiful LIM card Lynne. Dusty Concord is such a lovely colour and your 'watercolouring' is really effective.

I have my fingers crossed that everything continues to move along smoothly for your transfer up north. It's just a shame that their gain is our loss.

Lesley Xx

Rita said...

Absolutely Stuuning card Lynne. Hugs Rita xx

Joan said...
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Joan said...

I just tried to delete my last comment but it won't go ! of course I mean poppy and I also wanted to thank you for joining my followers

Diane J said...

Lovely card xx

Netty said...

Beautiful card Lynne, so elegant. Annette x

Ang C said...

A beautiful card - gorgeous stamp

Jules said...

Hi Lynne

Wow .. .. your card is amazing !!!

I love the treatment you have given that gorgeous image!! Beautiful colour choice too!!

I am pleased to read your plans for the move are going so well. You do realise that you are going to have to allow double the time for getting to work don't you? I can just imagine you stopping on route as you have seen a beautiful view you want to photograph. LOL!!

Take care.

Love Jules xx

Beryl K said...

Just beautiful
Beryl x

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous hun - wish poppies really did come in this colour. Beautiful. Sxx

lisa said...

It's a lovely stamp, Lynne and I love the fact that you've coloured it purple, it looks really striking. I've been doing a lot of this technique lately, it's great for men cards isn't it.
I'm glad you had a great time with your daughter, it must seem strange to think you'll be living there soon, stange in a nice way that is.
Glad you're OK.
Hugs Lisax

Liz, said...

Beautiful, Liz x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Lovely layered image, well stamped and presented, pretty colour too:0) Good luck with the new job sounds like a brill journey! Gay xx

Susan said...

Lynn, that image is fabulous! I love the color you chose! So pretty!
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IsaNorris said...

So pretty! Love the stamp too

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