Saturday, May 28, 2011

My effort for the Less Is More Challenge ,,,,,


Hi all :-) Hope you’re all having a lovely BH weekend in the UK :-)

I have just made this card for the Less Is More challenge whose theme this week is a recipe sketch ,,, fab idea !! :-)

I put on my thinking cap and came up with this ,,,not overly happy with this attempt ,,,, hmmm, think I will have a hop around my fellow Limettes and see what you all came up with and maybe get a few tips, Mandi and Chrissie's cards are fab and make it look so easy !! :-)





I used some speckled cream card that I bought at the NEC ,,, it is lovely IRL and some choc chip SU card ( from Mandi)

I made a reverse mask ( I saw this on Rica's blog and it gave me the idea ) I inked the background with tea dye and vintage photo distress inks. The stamps are all from Hero Arts, the background text is a cling ,,, now does anyone else have a problem with them ?? I find they don’t cling very well and often fall off the perspex ,,, really annoying as it means you ruin the card ,,, as I did on my first attempt here ,,, Sad smile to make sure it stayed put I sprayed it with adhesive ! The flower is from a Hero Arts Clear set, stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento ink, coloured with Copics and layered. For the centre I added some flower soft sprinkled with bronze glitter. I distressed the edges and added platinum stickles for extra sparkle Smile




Thanks for looking and for leaving me a comment :-) I really appreciate them :-)


I am also entering this into the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge ,,,, CAS


41 comments:

Zoë said...

Perfect CAS and I love the sparkle!

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
perfect card, luv the flower the sparkle looks brill, did ya get a prom frock?? hope so,have lovely weekend, sue,x

Jan said...

This is gorgeous.xx Jan

Jacee said...

So perfect, love it Lorraine!
Hugs Jacee

Pops x said...

HI sweetie, this is just stunning, hugs pops x

Netty said...

Great use of that stamp and a smashing card. Annette x

Katina said...

Soooo pretty Lorraine! xx

Vicky said...

A perfect LIM card hun...pretty stamp and gorgeous colour tones hun..and the stickles finishes the card of nicely....

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Lols...love the vintage feel to the stamping!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Cheryl said...

oh love this hun adore how you have placed the stamp with the,txt paper hugs cheryl xxxxx

TAM said...

Stunning card

Anesha said...

Love your card, the background is great and the sparkle in the middle of the flower. :)

Mandi said...

Fantastic flower Lols
I just checked the details, did we ask for a border? lol
Great card
thanks so much
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Carol said...

Great card, love the flower. Carol x

Beryl K said...

Excellent card Lorraine
Beryl x

Kathleen said...

Great card, love the colour and the centre sparkles.

Kath x

Margaret said...

Gorgeous flower and I love the colours
Margaret x

Kathyk said...

Lovely vintage feel and a lovely bit of bling too

Kathyk

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Lols. Love that flower and the lovely sparkle.

Kat xx

Jenny said...

It's a brilliant card, love how you made the background as it looks just like torn paper ...clever effect :)
Jenny x

downrightcrafty said...

totally beautiful and occasionaly my clings fall off, the hubby found that my glasses cleaner really improves the stickability (if that is a word) of my blocks, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Awesome!

Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

Debgem said...

I think this is fabulous! I love the text box behind the flower, you've added so much depth with the shading! Super flower too! It might not be a perfect match for the white space brief - but I like it!

Yes, I find that the cling doesn't always stick!!

Emma said...

A beautiful card Lols.
Hugs Emma x

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the reverse masked image - it's so detailed! Vx

Jo said...

This is a gorgeous card Lols, I love it. Jo x

CraftyC said...

Its beautiful Lorraine and I love the colour
Clairex

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Ang C said...

A gorgeous card

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Great job - love the sparkle around the edge

Thanks for joining our "Clean & Simple" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Suze Bain said...

Fab stamps and great colours. A super card. x

Christine said...

Ohhh Lols LOVE this card..hope Mandi didnt slap your legs TOO hard..LOL think it has a chic look..?? as to the Hero arts stamps I have a few sets & dont have any probs with them sticking..

smiles Christine xx

Diane said...

Gorgeous card...love everything about it and even the border :>)

Samantha said...

well I love it! lol! its just so lovely Lorraine! :0)

Pauline said...

Just gorgeous, love the sparkly flower centre.

America said...

Gorgeous flower, great text BG and lovely colors.

Lynne said...

Gorgeous! Love the bit of sparkle.
Lynne xxx

Craftilicious said...

love the image and the wordy backgruond!

Chrissie said...

Love your masking Lols, I often just smear a little glue stick across uncooperative cling stamps to keep them on the block, it's such a pain when they drop off and ruin your card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Lols...a very pretty card! Love the distressing! Try washing your cling stamps in soapy water and drying them well. Sometimes that helps them cling better.
My card is HERE

Sally H said...

Wow! That's a beautiful card! I love it