Sunday, 10 June 2012

Less Is More - flourish

Here's my entry for this week's Less Is More challenge - one layer with a flourish.



Really tricky to get a good picture of the shimmer!!

The copper coloured ink is a dovecraft pigment ink. If any of you own these, then you will know what a royal pain in the backside they are! I call them my 'toxic' inks because they never dry and they stain EVERYTHING. They have a really greasy texture to them. They're great for use with embossing powders though, because they're soooooo wet and juicy that they grab all the powder!

After several hours soaking in hot water and fairy liquid, that flourish embossing folder is almost back to normal colour... although it's still very shimmery!

31 comments:

  1. Hola M, great creation, very contemporay and great mixed colours.
    A hug from Palma de Mallorca

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  2. I love the effect you have made on this card - it looks fabulous! Hugs x x

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  3. Worth every moment though as the effect is astonishing

    Kathyk

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  4. Love the effect you have used and the colours choices work beautifully together x

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  5. This is absolutely stunning!
    What fabulous inky and embossed effects! Just super!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. What a fab inky panel, love the embossing and you can really see the shimmer when you zoom in. x

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  7. Fabulous embossing, so deep it looks like a die cut! Love the shimmer:)
    Val x

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  8. Stunning colours
    Fabulous card, worth all the effort
    Thanks very much
    mandi
    "Less is more"

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  9. Hello M
    Fabulous card .....
    Hugs sylvie xx

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  10. I totally thought it was a die cut at first! Great embossing but it's the colour choices that I really love. Great card.

    cheers,
    rachel

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  11. Fabulous card, love how you used the ink and shimmer, simply gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs.

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  12. Gorgeous card!! Love that shimmer!

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  13. Hi M

    What a brilliant look you have achieved on this card .. .. gorgeous colours and great shimmer.

    In fact lots of lovely makes whilst I have been away. Love the pirate card very much!

    Love Jules xx

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  14. Very effective- great dimension with the embossing and the colours. I can just see the shimmer and imagine the extra wow in real life.

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  15. Beautiful work on this ... Such lovely soft colours that blend together so well ... I know what you mean about the Dovecraft inks pads !!!
    Eileen x

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  16. well it was worth the mess and effort - it's fab!
    Tara
    x

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  17. beautiful, love the colors!

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  18. Hi, thank you for visiting my blog!

    Love this card, the colours are gorgeous!

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  19. What a really gorgeous effect you've created M (even if I don't envy you the cleaning up!)

    Re: the armchair - no it was sheer coincidence. I had been so proud of my idea too! Vx

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  20. Haha! I know exactly what you mean - I have a silver one, rarely used!! This is such a fabulous card though, really shimmery!

    Love Beth xx

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  21. Hi M! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, I still have 10 weeks of uni left and 8 of those weeks are going to be on placement then I will have 4 weeks of annual leave before I start working for real! I'm just looking forward to having no work to do though after next Wednesday :)
    I LOVE this card! It's stunning and I love the effect you have created.
    Laura xx

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  22. Hi M, that looks absolut fantastic. Very luxury and so wow....
    Thanks also for your visit and your lovely comment on my blog.
    Hugs Claudia

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  23. What a pretty card. Too bad the ink is so messy to work with, but it really is a lovely effect.

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  24. Love the texture and mix of colours. x

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  25. WoW, this is just gorgeous ... love the elegant simplicity of this stunner!!

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  26. What a yummy card, a fabulous finish even if you had a Jon to clean the embossing folder. Well worth all of that effort.

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  27. WOW great effect!! love how you did this~ know exactly what you mean about those inks but will have to dig them out and try this :)

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  28. Stunning!!! Love the texture and mix of colors.
    Hugs

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  29. beautiful coloring. The combination of colors perfectly hit.

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