Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Shades of Blue


I had some studio time the other day, and started with inspiration gained from the Simply Less is More Challenge to use three colours or three shades of one colour, and a video tutorial I saw the other day, where using an acrylic block as a stamp was demonstrated.

The colours I chose were three distress inks, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Denim.

I started with the lightest ink and stamped a few paint splats in the lightest shade of ink.

I then stamped the blocks of colour using the side of the acrylic block and all three shades of ink.

The sentiment is an old one that I stamped in black ink.

A final look at the completed card.

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  1. Maxine, this is really lovely, so much character. The blues are very nice. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  2. VERY innovative Maxine. Like your color choices too. Nice.

  3. Fantastic!! Love the look on the ink of the blocks and great idea to add the splats!

  4. So very simply and elegant. Love the shades of blue.

  5. this looks great Maxine -I love the way you try different techniques - very inspiring! :D

  6. Fun technique and card Maxine!
    Thank you for joining the Less is More Challenge this week
    LIM Designer

  7. Beautiful shades of blue indeed! Classic design!

  8. Love this CAS design. And LOVE the shades of blue!!
    Hope you had a great anniversary!

  9. Very nice... I like the way your card turned out...must put this on my wish list to try..

  10. You did a really great job with this challenge. I love the card. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again.
    Don't forget about our DT call.
    Tammy DT

  11. I love the simplicty of this card!

  12. Wonderful card- love the technique- how fun- gotta give this a go! I love the shades of Blue and the added splats of color- fab!

  13. BEautiful design, Maxine but our rules that that you must use a rubber or digi stamp that you have hand colored in order to qualify at Aurora Wings. In fairness to all, I'm afraid it will have to be removed. I'm so sorry. Hope to see you again. xxD

  14. Lovely card Maxine, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

  15. Fabulous card Maxine, wonderful colors.

  16. I'm sorry that I'm SO late in visiting this week, but a new laptop and getting to know new systems has taken up a lot of time!
    What fab inky effects!
    Thanks so much
    "Les is More"


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