Saturday, 11 August 2012

Young Vermillion in disguise again

It's one layer week at Less is More this week and Chrissie and Mandi want to see Fur or Feathers. If you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know that I do love a bird stamp and a one layer card too, so this challenge was right up my street! Here's what I made:


This Young Vermillion single stamp is a favourite of mine and if you click on Young Vermillion in my side bar you'll see that I've used him for all sorts of different events and seasons!


To make the card, I scribbled a background with my Watercolour Wonder crayons and washed over it with my aquapainter. The bird was inked with an Early Espresso marker before stamping, so I could leave out the marking round the eye that distinguishes him as a vermillion, so now he is a thrush! I extended the branch to fit the card and coloured the bird with my Watercolour Wonder crayons and an aquapainter. The leaves are from the Confetti set of fabulous backgrounds and I finished the card with a Cajun Craze sentiment. Oh, and I added a bit of scoring - my favourite thing!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Young Vermillion, Confetti, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Cajun Craze
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Watercolour Wonder crayons, Early Espresso marker, Simply Scored, stamp-a-majig
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We were supposed to be travelling to Somerset to visit relatives today but it's been cancelled, so I've had some unexpected crafting time! The sun is shining into my living room, the French doors are open and there's a very relaxed holiday atmosphere in here. Outside though, there's obviously a full-scale water fight going on - my youngest son has just come into the garden to fill up his water pistol at the tap and I've just sent him off into giggles by flinging my hands in the air and shrieking "Aaargh! Don't shoot!"

Hope you're having a lovely day!

35 comments:

  1. great card - and thanks for sharing the process

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  2. Ah! I wondered where young vermillion had flown off to, Vicky. So pleased to see him back, and looking as lovely as ever. A beautifully stamped and coloured CAS card x

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  3. A really beautful card.

    Have a great weekend

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  4. A beautiful and gorgeous card Vicky.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  5. Oh Vicky, you have done amazing things with these stamps!

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  6. That background stamp works really well with your thrush aka young vermilion - lovely stylish card

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  7. Hi Vicky sounds like you're having lots of fun with the water battle. fabulous card ..
    suzi b xx

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  8. Happy family antics as ever Vicky!
    Tremendous card, superb stamping...as always!
    Sorry your trip was cancelled, glad you are still having fun
    Thanks very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  9. Just having a quick catch up Vicky - gorgeous card as ever!
    M x

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  10. Woohoo! More crafting time! Silver lining and everything!

    Lovely Su card. Young Vermillion hasn't had an outing for a while!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  11. Hi Vicky,I forget to use scoring in my card making, it works so beautifully here making your stunning card even more special, brilliant!.x

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  12. A gorgeous card Vicky I just love this little bird

    Anne

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  13. Lovely card... as ever Vicky!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  14. Such a classy card Vicky. Love the bird. Bet it will be avoiding your garden for a while!!(avoiding the water fight eh?) Hugs, Buttons x

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  15. Beautiful Vicky - as always! Hugs, Di xx

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  16. Gorgeous card Vicky, I love how creative you are!

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  17. Gorgeous, love your LIM creation :) Shirleyx

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  18. Beautiful card Vicky-i do love that little Thrush :)

    Hope you enjoyed your extra crafty time-(and avoided the water bullets )!! tee hee :) x

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  19. I love your birdie cards Vicky and this one is so lovely - especially the tiny leaves which are so dainty and perfect for the card. Glad to hear you are having a lovely holiday !
    Jane x

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  20. It looks brilliant Vicky! The leaves filling the corner are just fabulous.
    Tara
    x

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  21. Great card Vicky, I love bird cards so will be having a look in your side bar to see what else you have made using this stamp.

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  22. A lovely card Vicky and the vibrant little leaves are so pretty. x

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  23. Fabulous as always Vicky. Sorry your trip was cancelled but it`s an ill wind...
    Lynne xxx

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  24. Love the way you created the soft background. Beautiful OLC, Vicky!
    Cheers, Karen

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  25. You've created such a beautiful serene card.
    Linbyx

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  26. Really nice card - isn't it great to get some unexpected craft time.

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  27. gorgeous card Vicky, love the beautiful soft colours you've used - it's such a lovely card and would suite any occasion and person hugs Karen

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  28. Just beautiful Vicky. I love the focal point down in the bottom corner and your disguised Vermillion looks great as a Thrush. x

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  29. Hi Vicky, your little birdie is so cute and the leaves are a glorious lush green a perfect. Add for young and ol and any occasion. I've just finished hosing down the doglets ( we are at our summer house ) and they are scampering about shaking their water laden fur at me !

    marie

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  30. Another super card Vicky, you make them look so effortless too.The water pistols reminds me of my three when they were little. The youngest bought a massive super soaker and the other two looked on in sheer awe as he came to 'shoot them both for the first time...I still chuckle at that memory :) Viv xx

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  31. Vicky, every time you use this image, I want to purchase it! I love how you've colored him this time...and the green leaves look great!

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  32. Love your placement of the image and sentiment so low down. Lovely card! Hugs, Lesley

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  33. You remind me that I should use my little vermillion more often. Your card is perfect; I especially love the subtle blue wash behind the scene. IMHO, and judging by the number and content of the comments, this is a winner!!!

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  34. Another beautiful showing of this lovely vermillion Vicky - love the composition.

    Karen x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x