Saturday, 12 July 2014

Bullrush Sunset

Hi guys

I'm back with the second card I've made for the new one layer challenge at Less is More, to 'Adapt a Fingerprint'.

I made use of my chalks on this one, something I haven't used for a long time...




I used a large post-it note to mask off one side of the card base and then used my chalks to blend a sunset background.  I then used the side of my little finger to stamp the bullrushes.  This was my second attempt at this card.  For my first attempt I got this far and then hand drew the stems but I really wasn't happy with them so I started again and raided my stamp collection.  This time, before stamping my fingerprints I stamped the stems, part of a stamp, then made the fingerprints, before hand drawing in the tips with a fine liner.  The little flying birds are also from the same set. This looks like a very peaceful scene so I decided to make this into a sympathy card, stock I have very little of as they are never easy to make at a sad time.

Materials used:

  • Chalks: Craf-T Products - Decorating Chalks
  • Stamps: Kanban - Spring Meadow; Clearly Besotted - Many Messages, My Fingerprint
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black

I would also like to enter this into the following challenge:

CAS on Sunday - Challenge #37 - One Layer Wonder
Addicted to CAS - Challenge #42 - Sky (thanks to Loll for reminding me!)


Using fingerprints is great fun, why not have a go if you haven't already.  It's like being back at school! :)

Bye for now




23 comments:

  1. Wowzers Anita ... you're rockin' today!
    Another perfect and stunning creation with a very clever finger print
    Love it
    thanks again for taking part
    Sarah (LIM)
    xx

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  2. What a fabulous card.. I love how you used your little finger Lol... those bullrushes look so good! Hugs Sylvie x

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  3. Really great idea, at first I couldn't spot the fingerprints! Rebecca x

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  4. A rather splendid idea too - love your sunset background too

    Kathyk

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  5. Hey Anita, I love your card. The colors are amazing. I just bought my daughter some pastel chalk and I might have to use them and try this. Amazing job.

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  6. very clever! love how you went out of the box
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

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  7. This is gorgeous Neets, it would be difficult to guess that the bulrushes were made using your fingers... simply fab card!
    Thanks again.
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  8. Hi Anita. Really beautiful sky on this ... the chalks blend so perfectly. Love your fingerprint bulrushes - so clever! This would be a perfect entry for Addicted to CAS, code word: SKY. Loll xx

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  9. Such beautiful colouring. Thanks for the inkspiration

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  10. Oh, I really enjoy looking at your cards. Both fingerprint cards are just perfect. I do have a soft spot for your sunset though. They are a bit of a fave with me at the moment too!

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  11. Oh wow Neets, another awesome creation, the whorls give fab texture to your bullrushes
    Thanks for getting inky with LIM this week
    Anne
    'Less is More'

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  12. Wow! Chalk, pinkie finger - super. I think using chalks is a great idea and I'll give it a try.

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  13. Brilliant!! Love your bull rushes and soft chalky panel, lovely colours :D x

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  14. This is so pretty, what a soft and sweet scene you created.

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  15. Just perfect, you would never know the grasses were fingerprints, so clever to use the side of a finger!

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  16. Oh wow, I love this card and the soft colours! And the grasses are perfect! Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

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  17. Beautiful card, love the bullrushes and how you created them, Cathy x

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  18. I love how you blended your chalks to create your sky, Anita! Such a lovely sentiment, too! Really beautiful card!

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  19. Those bullrushes look like they have been rubber stamped !! Fantastic !

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  20. Beautiful CAS one layer card with so much interest packed onto it.

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  21. Beautiful card! Love the technique you used!
    Bye,

    Marjolein

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  22. Oh wow this is so clever, I sooo love this card :) Viv xx

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