Sunday, 1 April 2012

Playing for playing's sake

Seem to have been very busy recently leaving little time to just get inky for the sake of it.   This morning managed to put that right!

This is another page for my book very much inspired by the time of year.   The birds are all busy building their nests and pairing off, the males are busy singing their territory. Life is bursting out all over!

I've also fallen in love with the inkylicious dusters they blend colours so gently without any hard lines.   First off the bird was stamped and masked then the background stamps added.  With mask still in place Adirondack Lettuce, Watermelon and Sailboat dusted over.   The mask removed and bird coloured with Whisper Pens.

Spring for me.

There is a lot of white space on this page, at Less is More this week the challenge is Picture Inspiration with pinks and greens and a flavor of spring.    There is also Picture Inspiration at Allsorts, a very different picture but once again bursting with spring pinks and greens.

27 comments:

  1. Stunning masking techniques here and beautiful colours. Yes spring is the happiest time of the year. Its early autumn now here in Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  2. It was instant love with me as well with the dusters Zoe, don't they work like a dream.

    Of course this one is right up my street, just lovely.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  3. Lovely card, gives a beautiful feeling of spring! Valerie

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  4. You are getting some fabulous effects with those dusters, Zoe. Gorgeous! Love the stamps you used here too. A stunning page

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  5. Wow, looks gorgeous Zoe,
    beautiful!
    Greetings;-))m

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  6. Love the soft inking Zoe - this is a totally stunning card!
    Sylvia x

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  7. How pretty Zoe! The gorgeous colours you've chosen have given your card a slightly exotic feel.

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  8. Beautiful elegant card Zoe - love the blended background - gorgeous work :o)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  9. Love your card - gorgeous stamps and colouring!

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  10. What terrific stamps Zoe, this is just great. Inkylicious brushes are just the best aren't they!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  11. A realy pretty page, love the soft colouring.
    Yvonne

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  12. oh Zoe this is just gorgeous,the colours you have used,are just perfect hugs Cherylxxx

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  13. This is gorgeous Zoe, beautiful colours and stamps. xx

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  14. I love the soft, subtle inking Zoe , pretty stamps too :0)
    Jenny x

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  15. Beautiful colours and images Zoe, such a delicate piece.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  16. What a delicate and pretty card, love this!
    Anne
    x

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  17. Fabulous inking and what wonderful stamps!

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  18. Hi Zoe, What a lovely card, I love your soft inking and colours, works beautifully, x

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  19. A great combination of colours and images and those dusters are now on my own wish list!

    Kathyk

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  20. Stunning card Zoe - love those colours.

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  21. simply gorgeous Zoe
    FAB card
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  22. Fabulous Zoe. Such gorgeous stamps.
    Lynne xxx

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  23. Lovely stamps and great effects.

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  24. A beautiful card, love the way you have made use of soft subtle colours to give some background to the stamp images of the birds.

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