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Sunday, 3 July 2011

I might just be getting...

...the hang of this.

Although I did have to have two goes at getting something I thought would be suitable for this weeks "Less is More" challenge LOL

The challenge was a colour theme - Shades of Blue. This is my entry for this week.

I started with this collection of goodies...
...3 blue ink pads, a 6x6" white card blank and my tapestry stamps "Queen Anne's Lace & Leaves".
The tapestry stamp set is made up of 4 stamps that can be combined to create an image or decoration; small maple leaf, mini maple leaf, Queen Ann's lace and a mini fruit leaf.
This was the resulting card. You will notice that there was no sign of a border punch in my first photo...ummm...well I decided to try and print the sentiment straight onto the card and you know me and techy stuff - I didn't quite get it where I wanted it; handy Fiskars Threading water punch to the rescue LOL
This pic shows in more detail the build-up of the design using the stamps. The ink colours used are all from Ranger; Jenni Bowlin's "Spice Tin" (very dark navy), Adirondack in "Pool" (turquoise) and "Stream" (a sort of deep peacock blue).

Now I did mention that it took me two goes to arrive at a card that I thought would be suitable.

Here was my first attempt...
I definitely suffered from 'Leaky elbow syndrome' on this one as it didn't come out anything like I pictured in my head. I don't think it is Clean & Simple enough - too fussy.
I like the embossing and the colour combination. I even like the general idea of the tumbling tiles but overall, to me, it doesn't work for this challenge.

It was interesting playing around with ideas for this one and that is what I'm enjoying with the challenges. Why not have a go yourselves. There is lots of inspiration on the challenge sites and you might find a new technique or idea that you wouldn't have thought of using...go on; you know you want to...................

25 comments:

Faith A said...

Both fabulous cards, love the idea of the punch to "correct" lol

Netty said...

Loving your first card for the LIM challenge. x

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh i love them both Toni, fab cards my friend
hugs June xxxx

Dana Leigh said...

Both cards are great but wow, I LOVE the first card!

Linda said...

These are both just so pretty.. Love the blues.. very lovely work!! Hugs, Linda

Annes Art said...

Both fabulous cards!!

Ang C said...

Great cards

Suzilou said...

Fab cards, I really like those stamps and they look great in the blue :)

Diane said...

Love the first card...so pretty...but like the second one too as it is so fun and different!!

Anonymous said...

Jill S

vixen said...

Beautiful and my fave colours :) the wreath card is my fave :)

Ruthie said...

Great card love - think the wreath is gorgeous. Thought of you today when I popped down to Pinnacles

Rx

Linda Cain said...

LOVE this! The colors are wonderful!

Linda

VICTORIA said...

Great card and I like your first attempt also. Good luck with the challenge.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Love how you mix and match and create something out of different pieces.

Winnie said...

Fab cards! Good save on the first one too. :D

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

Mandi said...

You've done a super job with the tapestry stamps. I think it would have worked better centrally on a square card, however.
Thank you very much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

sutty said...

Great cards, love all the stamping and the many shades of blue - beautiful :)

Theresa said...

What a beautiful wreath! Your color choice is just perfect.

The Crafty Elf said...

Well, I think this is a great card and I too love the tiles! Well done!

The Crafty Elf said...

I'm in awe that you made two cards for the one challenge - you go girl! I can hardly get one made! Tomorrow, I have to seal my driveway, finish painting the walls but not until of course, I make a card.(shhhhh - don't tell anyone) LOL ;) So much to do, so little time!

Lynne said...

Great cards, love the tapestry one.
Lynne xxx

Angela Weimer said...

2 really great cards. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Virginia said...

Oooh they are lovely!