Thursday, January 14, 2016

Less Is More #258 and Time Out #47

With all the success I have had making cards lately, this one really gave me fits.  I think it's that one-layer thing.  I started with something else that didn't quite work, but I will salvage it and show you later.  It won't be a one layer card so I can't use it for the original challenge I had in mind which was Less is More - One Layer with Flourishes.  When the first idea didn't work, I changed course and made a card that would also fit the Time Out challenge - birthday with the optional twist of sponging.
This stamp by HA is called Flourish so what better one to use for the challenge at Less Is More.  I masked off the bottom of the card, stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black and then sponged with three of this year's new Distress Inks, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber and Abandoned Coral.  A handwritten sentiment from SSS (and Kristina Werner) finishes it off.  It's not my most favorite kind of card to make but hey, it's one more in my birthday stash and an easy one if you need a card at the last minute.

I'm so glad you dropped by.


20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous inking, Bobby, and I think that HA flourish stamp is one of the first stamps I ever got!

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  2. Love your sponging and that peretty flourishes stamp. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

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  3. This is so pretty!
    And those one layer cards can be tricky at times, can't they?!... ;)

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  4. Love that the flourish stamp is echoed with the swirly lines of the sentiment, Bobby! When I saw this card pop up in my feed I thought it was for the current Muse challenge :)

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  5. Those inky colours are really lovely. Great less is more card. Lou x

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  6. Classy card here Bobby ;) Viv xx

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  7. This is fab Bobby, I love that colour blending!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  8. LOve seeing those new Distress colors, Bobby, and in such a beautifully sponged way!
    =] Have a great weekend!

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  9. OH WOW! Just yummy! Love your vibrant colour choice, superb blending and flourishing perfectly Bobby. thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  10. How cool you got a sentiment that matches the flourishes! Your sponging is excellent and love the colour mix. Thanks for joining TO

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  11. Bobby...what a wonderful card. Love your beautiful inking.

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  12. I think one layer cards are HARD! But they are awesome when they come together like this!

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  13. Love that gorgeous inky card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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  14. Fab inking Bobby and love that sentiment!
    Thank you so much for your entry
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  15. It may not be your favourite type of card but I think it's wonderful. Love those three colours blended together with the black stamping....and yummy white space!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  16. The effect is so cool, love the sponging!

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  17. So annoying when you have a design in your head and it just won't turn into a card!! Think we've all been there with that one and well done if you can salvage it for another day. That flourish stamp is so pretty and your blending so perfect. You've even reminded me that I have those handwritten SSS sentiments myself that I never use. Hope you have more luck with your next card!! And always so fabulous to see you at TIME OUT!!

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  18. This is great, I love your color palette and the simplicity of this -yet so much to look at! Great job! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

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  19. This is gorgeous, Bobby ... the sponged colours are blended so beautifully ... and I love how the scripty sentiment mimics those fabulous delicate flourishes! Soooo worth all the effort, my friend ... delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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  20. Your flourishes and sponged panel are pretty, pretty, pretty! The sentiment: perfect!
    Hugs~c

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