Saturday, July 09, 2011

Destination Unknown...LIM



This weeks Less Is More is a one layer card with the theme of Legs. Now, dilema, I have LOOOOAADDS of stamps this could fit, so I went off for a think...

My first reaction was to sing the ZZ Top song in my head, then go out to a farm and buy 4 new chickens (they are gorgeous) and then watch a film called Holes on channel four or five this afternoon which was partly set in old time America, all dusty, horses and guns.

The latter explains why I picked these stamps from Third Coast Rubber to use.



As you can see, all I did here was swipe the Malted Milk Jenni Bowlin ink pad directly along the lower part of the card (wish I'd managed to leave a little more white as its LIM, I hope its still acceptable, if not I'm sure someone will let me know and I'll have a rethink and a redo), stamp the rider and horse, and then stamp the cowboy larger face image. I then discovered a really old sayings from one of my very first stamp bundles I ever bought (make unknown sorry) which says 'Destination unknown' and I felt this was a perfect final touch. I splashed a little water onto the background inks to create a little texture and then coloured the main images with Copic markers (the cheap Ciao ones not the expensive ones).

Because I didnt mask the horse image from the face image I shaded the two images perhaps a little more than usual using a fine black marker which I've shown in the first photo (fine scribble lines).

It's not often I make a male type card, but I enjoyed colouring this, it was very theraputic.

53 comments:

Helen T said...

Wow - what an amazing card!

Vika Dolya said...

Как красиво !!!!

joanne wardle said...

it is a big theme isn't it? love your card. I know what you mean about it not being LIM enough. mine started out CAS and somewhere along the lines turned grungy, oops.. so I did another that was CAS to offset it. off to post them both know.

your colouring is always fab. proper "artistic" you can tell you really know what you are doing.

Sid said...

Brilliant job Jo !!

Karin said...

What a pretty card!!

Ps; ciao copics have the same ink as the other copics... They are only round and have less ink in 'em :)

Papillon said...

Lovely card-
I also watched the film 'HOLES' on tv this afternoon !!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fabulous card Jo - love the "softness" of the images and the perfect colouring.
Sylvia xxx

Fuchsia said...

What an excellent Idea it looks really good !

Vicki Dutcher said...

STUNNING CARD!! Just gorgeous

Chris said...

Love this card, Jo. It reminds me of one of those cinema posters. Fabulous colouring.

Vicky Hayes said...

This one is a show- stopper and no mistake! I agree with Chris that there's something of the cinema about it - it looks like the start of a big story. Absolutely love it!

Suze Bain said...

Wow, what fabulous images. A stunning crd. xx

Beryl K said...

Wow, stunning work, excellent images
Beryl x

Carla said...

stunning card!

Happy Days said...

Wow Jo this is awesome! Love the way you've combined the two images without masking. Think I might have to invest in the Malted Milk inkpad - so many uses and such a gorgeous colour.

Claire xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant card Jo, love the images and your treatment, fantastic male card, Gay xxx

kjjc said...

OMG this is fantastic Jo. Love it all.

Netty said...

Fabulous design and terrific choice of stamps.

Lottie said...

Yesssssssssssssssssssssss!!!

Julie said...

What a fabulous job you did with a tricky challenge . Love it!

Karen said...

Wonderful! I'm not in the Quality Control Office at LIM, but this seems to fit the bill. I think Malted Milk counts as white space, milk is white after all, and malt is a neutral, and delicious. Also, notable by their absence are the flowers, pearls, rhinestones, layers, patterned paper, banners, die cuts, felt flowers, ribbons, pom poms, brads, eyelets, grommets, charms, findings, buttons, knobs, chipboard, twine, rope, shells, rocks, light bulbs, elastic bands, paper clips, mittens, and silk roses. Last litmus test - your card fits in standard envelope. Yep, LIM.

Shar said...

Fabulous! I love it! Looks like a painting!

Cheryl said...

oh wow,saw this on the less is more challenge and had to come over and say this is stunning,love those stamps amazing design and choice of colors hugs cheryl xxx

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Fabulous Jo. What a neautiful card. So much expression that's great.
Love it very much. And beautiful that stamps.
Greet Marja

Ang C said...

A stunning card!

Kathyk said...

Fabulously arty card, Jo

Kathyk

Pauline said...

What a fab card, the stamped images are wonderful, they look as if you have drawn them yourself! A fabulous card for a chap, or even a lady into cowboys ;-)

hazel said...

Fabulous card.
xxx Hazel.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

I love all of this card!
Have a nice sunday,
Anja

~ Ali ~ said...

Lovely card.


Ali x

Carol Q said...

oh love this Jo. wonderful cowboy scnene. beautifully coloured, you've sold me that ink pad(!)and probably the stamps too lol

Siobhan Brignull said...

skillful work Jo x

dutchstamptramp said...

Wow a real stunner Jo! Love the stamps you used for this one.

Marilyn Rock said...

Brilliant, creative, and amazing! Love the stamps and what you've done with them. WOW! xxoo

flutterbycrafter said...

Stunning, the image fits the sentiment, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity xx

Chrissie said...

Great technique... not a lot of white space but it still works as CAS... super techniques Jo.
Thanks so much for another super submission.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Linby said...

wow-what a striking card. fab for a man.
Linbyx

Karin said...

Fabulous card Jo, I love how you've coloured this.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Have to say this is one of the best cards I have seen for a long time more like a movie trailer or a ciggie ad ! Those stamps are fabulous but your colouring is truly sensational.

Marie

Elaine said...

Fantastic colouring Jo, I think that Malted Milk pad has just gone on to my wish list, it reminds me of chocolate milk shake!

Superb composition, just like a movie trailer, you can almost hear the theme music!

Elaine x

Jo Street said...

Brilliant card and colouring.
Jo x

Mandi said...

TERRIFIC card Jo
Although not a lot of white space your card is wonderful!
Superbly executed
Thanks very much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Aileen said...

Love the way you've merged your two images and your colouring is superb. You feel there's a story there.... x

massofhair said...

Totally blown away with your work Jo, it is always inspirational, clever and definitely moorish:-)

Harikini said...

Wow, this card is so beautiful,
Love the face above the horseman and the coloring.

And thanks for linking my blog on yours, I feel honored.

Gez said...

Wowser card Jo ♥

Leslie said...

This is beautiful, Jo! I love the subject and the colors.

Jenny said...

Wow this is beautiful, love the placement of the two images:)
Jenny x

Fiona said...

What can I say? it's all been said, absolutely stunning and yes it does look like a film poster.

craftimamma said...

Wow, jaw droppingly impressive! It could be the advertising poster for the film my OH loves so much = 'Big Country'.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Howdy pardner...........get along little doggies............
take me to Texas.....hello, is this a coooool card or WHAT....call up John Wayne,,,,

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Jo. Wish I could say something that has not already been said .Mmmm?...I KNOW.
Shirley-Anne Loves this creation and thinks that you are quite an artist . LOL

JeanFB said...

Love it! Came here from your scratching kitty card post, and I think they are both wonderful - the eye certainly has a place to rest in the upper right corner, if a girl could possibly take her eyes off your stunning coloring. :) Gorgeous!