Thursday, 8 November 2012

Orange Thanks


Funny how we react to different colours.  This week's Less is More challenge is pink.  I have an aversion to pink, yet I knew instantly what card I wanted to make.  It turned out how I expected, and better still, I liked it.  This week's CASology challenge is orange, which is one of my happy colours, but I just couldn't come up with anything.  



So I went for a wander through blogland, and a card in this post by Maria inspired me.  

Now I could tell a beautiful lie and say that those birds are starlings, and the tiny specks on their breasts are their iridescent feathers.  Or,  could tell you the ugly truth that the ink pooled on the stamp so the coverage wasn't good.

The challenge at The Paper Players is Give Thanks.



The orange panel is Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink on an acrylic block and spritzed.  Once stamped, I let the colour pool at the top while the bottom portion dried, then let it run down.

Birds stamp is cArt-Us, thank you stamp is Ladybug Crafts It's Only Words.

If you're looking for another challenge, there's a new one called Addicted to CAS starting soon.  Check it out.

15 comments:

  1. Or, you could have said nothing, and we would never have noticed (even now I'm looking and not seeing it) because of the incredible glow that you have achieved with the marmalade ink - GORGEOUS! And I almost forgot about 'tearing' a panel - so 2006! lol! But very effective! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week, Shirley!

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  2. This is really beautiful Shirley! Love the torn edges!!!

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  3. Shirley I love the orange background and the torn edges. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

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  4. Love the two tones of orange ... and the torn edges are fabulous!

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  5. So pretty! The layered white on white with a pop of colour is wonderful!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players!

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  6. Beautiful CAS card! Love the pop of cokour against the white. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

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  7. wonderful design, shirley! the background you created is gorgeous... thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  8. You're crazy girl! I don't see any pooled ink! I just see beautiful starlings with their lovely iridescent feathers!

    Great technique with the orange inks too!

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  9. Hi Shirley ... first off, congratulations on being a Favorite at CAS(E) this Sketch ... fab card! Now, this one ... yum-my. Ugly truth? Nah, more like very beautiful card, and I agree with Geri, I don't see pooled ink either! Anita :)

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  10. This is lovely, Shirley. I love the beautiful sunset you have done, fab! kx

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  11. Love the zesty pop of orange with the branch of birds extending off the edge!

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  12. Love your take on orange ~ Your background and birds are lovely!

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  13. This is a beautiful display of orange, Shirley! I love those starlings and that torn edged frame is great! I just love all the white on this!!! :) Thanks for joining us again at CASology!

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  14. Love the way you inked that block and the torn edges are awesome! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  15. Hey Shirley,
    This is too funny. For some reason my reader has not been showing CASology, although I joined up. Just stumbled upon that today, then checked out the latest challenge, then your card jumped right out at me. LOVE this technique. And the birdies. And thanks so much for the shout out in your post. That is very kind.

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