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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Shades of Brown for...

...the current "Less is More" challenge.

The week 18 challenge over on the Less is More site has a theme of MONOCHROME.

I decided to go with shades of brown for my card here...
The base card is a 6" sq Kraft card. I sliced a cream 5.75" sq card in half and used one half as the first matt. A bit of brown PP (from a pack of 300 doublesided sheets from Costco) forms the next matt and I trimed the other half of the cream card blank to form the top matt.

Onto the top matt I applied some Antique Linen Distress Ink and then stamped a John Byars stamp over the top using Rich Cocoa Memento ink. I used a couple of shades of brown from my Copic pens to just highlight a few bits of the image and there you have it..................................

21 comments:

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Lovely subtle "old" feel.

Mandi said...

Beautiful shading, gorgeous image
Lovely card
Thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

She said...

What a lovely card...love the Sepia tones you have used. S xx

C. Camp said...

oooh lovely. Beautiful image.

Handmade Hannah said...

Lovely subtle effects. Love the stamp :)

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

My name is Wynneth said...

I really love this, gorgeous image and so great in this vintage style.
hugs
wynneth
x

The Crystal Elephant said...

Lovely card xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Lovely card, and a fabulous image, Judith xx

Kathyk said...

Smashing card, fab image and don'cha just LOVE those Costco papers at less than 7p per sheet?

Kathyk

Sue said...

Great card. Love the colouring. Sue x

Netty said...

Lovely card and love your colour choice. Annette

Chrissie said...

This is lovely, this image is so nostalgic, I love it. Super card.
If you could link directly to you card, rather than your entire blog that would be great.
Thanks so much.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Carol said...

Gorgeous card and fab image, love the colour tones. Carol x

Sientje said...

Wow great stamp. i love it. I wish i could buy it in the netherlands.

The stamp is just perfect for brown colours.

Carolyn said...

I just LOVE your card I saw on Less is More. I am partialy to these tones too.

Carolyn W

Rita said...

Beautiful card and the image is wonderful done in vintage. Hugs Rita xx

Jean Straw said...

Charming image, lovely card. Ilike the sepia colour. Jean x

Aileen said...

Gorgeous card. Love the shading and the image. x

GinaA said...

Using the brown for this image gives it a very vintage look, great idea

Susan said...

What a great stamp! Beautiful card! Love the vintage feel!
Susan@Keeping in Touch