Thursday, 21 April 2011

Less is More - Acetate

Well can you believe that another week has gone by already - where is this year disappearing to??

I was beginning to wonder if I would get a chance to make a card for this weeks Less is More Challenge but I've had a bit of time to myself tonight so instead of cleaning the windows which was the target I'd set myself I decided a bit of "me" time was in order (well it has been one of those days at work where I seem to have gone backwards instead of forwards lol).

So onto this week's challenge a card using acetate in any way you want - its certainly caused a lot of sharp intakes of breath among the LIMette community, however I thought if others can rise to the challenge then so should I (or at least try).

Taking inspiration from Mandi's card from last week I have spent a very pleasant evening assembling tiny daisys using a small punch and some papermania gemstones. Leaving those to dry for a while I used alcohol inks on some acetate and stamped an image in the centre (could have possibly chosen a better image but couldn't find the one I wanted). This was then mounted behind an aperture cut in a 15cm square card together with an insert so you couldn't see the inner workings and finally the daisys stuck around the circle. The spacing on the daisys could probably have been a bit better but I think it works okay.

Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave - I really enjoy being part of the LIM community.

Monday, 11 April 2011

One Layer with a focus on the Sentiment

Over at Less is More Chrissy and Mandi certainly know how to give us all a headache - this weeks challenge is a One Layer Card with the focus to be on the sentiment now I took some time to think about this as I don't own that many sentiments and then thought of one from Pink Petticoat which has recently been made into a stamp (free with a recent magazine although I can't recall which one), so Saturday evening out came the card and inks etc and I made this little card which I was going to post on Sunday morning but my scanner went on the blink and I had to delay submitting my entry and then when I came to look at the entries already made I noticed that Maureen had beaten me to it using this sentiment and produced something along similar lines. Shame to waste it so thought I'd post anyway along with something else.

So out came the thinking cap again and its taken me until now to come up with something else - I sometimes feel a bit intimidated looking at all the other marvellous entries so far but hey ho we all start somewhere and its great to get such inspiration and learn from others which is the marvellous thing about the Less is More blog. So this is my second attempt which uses a sentiment I used for a previous challenge but its good to get milage out of your stamps isn't it.

I hope you like these I know they aren't the best representations as they are scans but what with computer problems etc I haven't got round to sorting out my camera options yet.

Thanks for looking

Monday, 4 April 2011

A Touch of Red

Well I missed last week's Less is More Challenge and was determined to get something submitted earlier this week only problem is I don't seem to have much "me time" lately unless I craft into the early hours which isn't doing me any good at all. Anyway having got the house to myself this evening I demolished the pile of ironing and ignoring anything else that needs to be done I've sat down and done this quick card for this week's A Touch of Red challenge. I can't remember where I picked up this idea originally but the layout is pretty effective whatever papers you use. Now not sure you'll believe me if I say the small squares are layered onto red mirri board - it looks black in the scan but in actual fact I now think it would have looked better on black anyway - bit too much red for my liking.

Thanks for any comments you may leave - thanks for looking.