Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Feeling blue!

Firstly an apology that there isn't so much to see on my blog post today.  I had to go to a family funeral in London yesterday and am at work today (typing this in my coffee break). The funeral was a wonderful celebration of Aunt Didi's life. She died aged 95 and all the music and readings in the funeral were chosen by her, so the day really reflected her personality.  As it is Wednesday, here is my crafting desk at home as my submission to WOYWW. I have to confess that the photo was taken on Monday night when I was in the midst of chaos while trying a new ink technique, hence the ink pads, stamps, water spritzer, kitchen roll etc everywhere, and my trusty mug of tea hiding in the background.  Truth to tell my desk looks identical to this photo this morning, except that the mug is no longer there.
Here is the card I made with the inking technique. I learnt the technique from the Less is More site, adapted from Mandi and others descriptions.  In brief, I swiped my distress ink pads onto an acrylic block, then liberally spritzed with water and placed the block onto my card. With enough water all the inks run together to create a pale washed background.  Although you can't really tell from the final result, I actually used 4 different distress inks (2 blue and 2 green).  I then stamped the tree, birds and sentiment on the top, so that this card fits with this weeks Less is More and TioT 'anything goes' challenges.  That is all from me for now.  I am off to Somerset this weekend so probably wont be around until next week.  Have a great time everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

22 comments:

Helen said...

What a lovely tree! Glad yesterday went ok.

Chrissie said...

Super card Caro, it's a great technique isn't it!
Your card looks fab!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Elizabeth said...

Hi Caro, sorry to read of your loss, however, it does sound as though your aunt had organised things very nicely so you could celebrate her life. Your card is great and that's another interesting technique for me to try. Have a great wee break - will see you again next week. Elizabeth x #70

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there, I'm glad your Aunt's funeral was a celebration of her life 95yrs is quite an achievement:0) Love your card, definitely inky and gorgeous, Gay xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How fantastic to celebrate a long life well lived - wonderful :) I love your tree card, simple and elegant is so often the best! xx

Hazel said...

Sorry to hear you went to a funeral yesterday, but glad that it was a celebration of your aunt's life. I love your LIM card - Hazel WOYWW #65 x

Maja said...

Gorgeous card!

Anne said...

Hello Caro and sorry to hear about your Aunt and not surprised you feeling down. The tree card is lovely and I hope you will soon be feeling better. Annex

ScrappnBee said...

Sorry to hear about your Aunt, but it seems that she had a full life and a special service. Love the card that you created! The technique turned out awesome! Love it! Thanks for sharing (even if from your real work desk LOL) -Amanda

PatR said...

Fantastic creation.Sorry to hear of your sad loss. Thank you for joining us for the challenge this week at TioT.xx

Spyder said...

Desk doesn't look to messy this week. and the card is super. John's Aunty went a few years ago now, I still remember the vicar, in his orange striped socks and sandals... telling us the story of when she got stuck in a Spanish loo. Have a great week, happy woyww
(Lyn)

Sasha said...

Lovely card! Super inking and stamping!

Julia Dunnit said...

I think you got the technique perfectly - the card is quite lovely. Am sorry to hear of your loss, I think your Aunt Didi's planning her own service is marvellous; a long life lived well for sure.

Mandi said...

FAB inking effect
Super tree

Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIm
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your aunt.

You card is lovely and your tree and birds combo just fabulous

Kathyk

Wipso said...

I'm having a quick trip round the WOYWWers before I start on my next batch of little African dresses. It's great to see what you're busy with this week.
Hugs,
A x

Tertia said...

That realy is a fantastic card! I can not get the less is more thinbg at all - it always looks really bad when I try!
Happy WOYWW

okienurse said...

great looking card. I think you are mastering the technique. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

lilybygilly said...

I love the colours of the background and the technique you've used looks brilliant! (I must give that a try) TFS. Gill x

lilybygilly said...

Great LIM card - lovely colours. Gill x

Clarky J said...

A stunning card! Thanks for sharing at try it on tuesday

Neil said...

Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday this week!