Sunday, 10 July 2011

One layer with legs

Well after a dull start Saturday turned out nice! Shame it was wet all week.   What will the weather hold today for Silverstone?   Rooting for Mr. Di Rosi who has driven himself into the top 10 on the grid.

Think the La Blanche stamp I used on this card is designed to evoke a pre car era.  The image always puts me in mind of black beauty, but black would be to harsh to ink it in.    I have used Versafine Vintage Sepia and then water-colour pencils to add a little more depth.    I've been a fan of these foam backed stamps for a long time now the amount of detail and excellent image really appeals.

First off this is for Less is More, it is one layer week and the comedienne's who host the challenge and set our tasks have asked for things with legs as the image.   It has been noted that just a head or chair back will be accepted but here you ask for legs you get legs, 8 of them!

Also entering this into Catch the Bug whose theme this week is Clean and Simple.
Cupcake craft    -   Single layer cards

41 comments:

  1. wow! this is gorgeous, what a beautiful stamp.

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  2. Fantastic! Horses are such beautiful animals and that stamp does have great detail. Kim xx

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  3. a beautiful card, great stamp!

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  4. Lovely horses, and I have a whole collection of LaBlanche's horsey stamps, they really are nice!
    Hugs, Valerie

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  5. oh wow hun love love this stamp and the colors are just perfect,love it hugs cheryl xx

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  6. Hi Zoe, just catching up as I have been poorly this week and was actually in bed all day Friday - just not like me at all.
    Love your Tando book cover, I have been over to see your tutorial and I must have a go at the shaving foam at some time - trouble is Ken has a beard so there's none in the house!!!
    Fabulous steampunk card, inspirational the wings on the bicycle and great elements you have added to it.
    As for your one layer, what a gorgeous image, and I agree La Blanche stamps are brilliant.
    Hope your weekend is going well. I will catch up with you on the work front.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  7. Fab card and that image is lovely

    Kathyk

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  8. Brilliant card Zoe - fabulous image.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. Very lively image, shading is super.

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  10. Hi Zoe this is fabulous!
    Have quite similar stamp no scene, only the horses.
    Warm greetings,-))m

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  11. Gorgeous card Zoe, the horses look amazing! Maria x

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  12. Beautiful card, love the image
    Beryl x

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  13. Beautiful card! What a fabulous stamp, and using the brown ink has given it a vintage feel. Your mention of Black beauty brought back memories of lots of horsey TV programmes around in the seventies - Thunderfoot, Black beauty, moonlight stallion - are you singing the theme tunes yet?!

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  14. oh what a beautiful stamp- those horses are magnificent.. there is so much movement in the image and a beautiful colour
    Lisa x

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  15. Beautiful card & image. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week & giving the one layer a go! x

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  16. Love the vintage feel to this one, beautiful card

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  17. Lovely! Has a super vintage feel!

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  18. Lovely card and a great image, well done.
    Maureen.........x
    You can view mine here.

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  19. Oh wow Zoe I adore your LIM card, such a fabulous stamp and the colours are so perfect. xx

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  20. Gorgeous card Zoe, the stamps you've used are stunning ! Sue C x

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  21. Beautiful card, love those horses. Yvonne x

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  22. Super images... bonus having 8 legs... reminds me of the game we used to play with the kids on long car journeys, counting the number of legs from the pub signs.... I always hoped to come across a Coach and Horses!
    Lovely card!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  23. A fabulous stamp and your touch of colour is great. xx

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  24. Zoe this is breathtaking and so so beautiful. I know don't usually gush but just love this image and the colour you used.

    Marie

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  25. A gorgeous card, I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

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  26. Beautiful card, love those horses.

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  27. Fabulous card, super image
    Thanks very much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  28. This is beautiful Zoe, thats a fabulous stamp, think I will have to investigate the La Blanche stamps, friend of mine raves about them but I haven't tried any yet.

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  29. Zoe, that image is gorgeous! I love that you stamped it in sepia tones...perfect choice! My Card

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  30. This is a fabulous one layer card and has a lovely masculine feel. Thanks for playing at Cupcake. x

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  31. Gorgeous card and fabulous stamp. You can almost see the muscles rippling.
    Lynne xxx

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  32. Lovely card, what a beautifully detailed image :o) Lisa x

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  33. Lovely card Zoe and i agree the sepia tones are just right for the stamp :)
    Jenny x

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  34. Gorgeous card and I love that image!

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  35. Wow what a great project! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us and for joining our C&S challenge at CTB! We hope you will join us again!

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