Thursday, April 19, 2012

Less Is More ,,,,,

Woo Hoo !! I was showcased on the Less Is more Challenge this week with THIS card :-) ,,, sooo proud ! :-) Thanks Mandi and Chrissi ,,, am thrilled :-)

The challenge this week is a tricky one ,, the dreaded one later with the extra ugh of doodling ,,, definitely not my forte,,, tho I always used to doodle during lectures whilst studying the habit stopped when the studying did :-)

I stared by masking a square in the centre of the card and used a C.C Designs Clouds die cut to mask areas while spraying with a copic air brush and a B 21 copic marker. I then stamped the Hero Arts Hot Air balloon stamp which is is an Away set with achival ink and coloured a little bit with a Memento pink marker, added a tiny little bit of star dust stickles on the ropes and then doodled straight stitches around the square panel to sort of create a window ,,, :-) Not very adventurous doodling I’m afraid ,, the sentiment is from Hero arts too.

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one Smile

Challenges :-

Less Is More ,,,,, One Layer + Doodling

City Crafter ,,, Just a hint of Pink

Paperminutes ,,, Use your newest stamp ,,, this is one of them ! :-)


Heike said...

at the moment I love clean and simple and i love your card and the motive!
LG, Heike (Paperminutes)

Anne said...

Lols this is stunning, so sparse and elegant. Great doodling too

Chrissie said...

Super doodles!
Super card!
Thanks so much Lols.
"Less is More"

ribenaruby said...

Hi Lorraine, well done on your showcased card, very beautiful! I've fallen a little behind but i use the LIM challenge to get back into swing of it. This card is amazing too! Ruby x

Ribbon Girl said...

Congrats on being showcased Lorraine - and I think your doodling is great, as is your card, love the clouds! Mary G x

Meadie said...

Congrats on being showcased - your card was stunning! I love this card too - it sure is a tricky challenge this week:) Hugs x x

Alyce said...

Gorgeous Lorraine! Congrats on being showcased - you totally deserve it! :D

Alyce said...

Gorgeous Lorraine! Congrats on being showcased - you totally deserve it! :D

mags said...

Beautiful card. Well done on being showcased - very well deserved.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

downrightcrafty said...

wow stunning just a fabulous image love that little anchor :)
Hugs Kate x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely CAS, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

debby4000 said...

I loved your showcase card I had already pinned it.
Love this weeks card too.

Ros said...

This is beautiful! So very elegant ... I love the colouring ... many thanks for playing along at CCCB

Ros said...

This is beautiful! So very elegant ... I love the colouring ... many thanks for playing along at CCCB

JennyH said...

Thank you for your comment on my LIM entry Lorraine : )
Your card is lovely . . . Now why didn't I think of that - a straight edged frame or faux stitching?

Aida said...

Hi Loraine thankyou for the nice comment and visitng my blog.You have a nice simple and clean card which i love! I love the way you made your clouds. Well done!

MaggieC said...

Like you, Lorraine, I used to doodle when I was in lectures, many, many years ago, and stopped after I had finished my studies. From being a totally natural activity, I now find it very hard. I do like your card, and your use of doodles. thank you for your visit and very kind comments on my doodling. Have a great week. xx Maggie

Susan said...

Lols, I LOVE the hot air balloon...and the cloud background is inspired! Great job on the doodles too!

Mandi said...

Well deserved showCASe Lols
Superb card
Love those balloons
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

America said...

LOLS, what a super fab CAS card. No wonder its showcased. Way to go sweetie. I love the design with that signature sparkle you add. :)

xxxtglxxx said...

wow! Huge congrats on being showcased and what a fabulous card!! :)

I wouldnt even attempt such a CAS card, I would have to sit on my hands, throw away the die cutter and hide all my glues! lol.

Gorgeous image, very stylish and great sky background too.



Linda R said...

Such a pretty CAS card. I just love it.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

So FAB!! LOVE that image! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!