Saturday, 26 March 2011

Less is More Week 8 - sketch

I've not been very creative this week, and not through want of trying.  As you might have seen from my earlier post, next Saturday, I am going live with my own monthly card making challenge, all in aid of my local hospice, and I think I've been creatively blocked whilst trying to come up with my card for the first challenge.  If you haven't already had a look at the challenge site - do go along today and check it out - follow us  now so you get the details of first challenge when it goes live in the early hours of 2nd April....  You'll find the site here - http://stlukescharitycardschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-monthly-challenges-starting-2nd.html

As I TOTALLY addicted to LIM (in fact I chose my design team exclusively from regular participants of this challenge) I knew I'd want to play and I was thrilled when I saw this mornings sketch as I knew exactly what I wanted to make - puff - the pressure just burst like a cloud of smoke, the fog lifted and I found my mojo again - just hope it sticks around for the rest of the day.......

This is where you'll find the sketch and the lovely inspiration cards from Chrissie and Mandi which are stunning as always - http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2011/03/week-8-sketch.html


I used a white DL card as a base, and added an off white sheer ribbon which I ripple-folded.  On top of that I added a double-punched strip of light blue card with my EK Success Acanthus leaf punch, and added a blue-velvet ribbon down the middle of it.  I then stamped a dandelion circle, again this is and Elzybels set so no longer available but I love it - you get both the positive and negative, so I used the same ink (VersaMagic Night Sky) to stamp a few little seeds floating off the edge of the card.  I added a little glamour dust to the dandelion and the floating bits, popped it on a couple of nested circles then added a matching sentiment.

Happy Crafting everyone...
                                        Craftilicious  x

50 comments:

  1. I'm glad you Mojo came a-calling with this sketch!
    What fabulous colours you chose and I'm a real sucker for dandelion heads.
    Super card!
    See you next time!
    Chrissie

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  2. This is a fab card...love it! Off to check out your challenge blog now...I'm actually in the proces of starting one too actually..any useful tips or guidance would be greatly appreciated!
    Lizy x

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  3. Lovely card, well done.
    Maureen.......x

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  4. Lovely card and love the ribbon.
    Nicky

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  5. Gorgeous in every way. Best of luck with the charity challenge too! Zx

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  6. Delightful card

    Kathyk

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  7. Gorgeous! So glad your mojo is back, I love the colours you`ve used and I love dandelion heads too.
    Lynne xxx

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  8. Beautiful stamp! I think you've definitely found your mojo!

    Kelly xx

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  9. Such a pretty card, love the dandelion seeds going off on their own

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  10. I've made my wish!!! This is so lovely, the colours are very pretty and I love the ruffle ribbon. I really like the dandilion seeds flying off.

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  11. Your card is stunning
    Good luck with your challenge

    mandi

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  12. Hi
    Fab card ...love it
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxx

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  13. Love your card, the colours are gorgeous. Hugs Rita xx

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  14. Super card and fab image...

    Babs x

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  15. OMG, I love this card, the colors, the creation .... all

    hugs,Beate

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  16. Love the ruffled ribbon effect...great colors...and you can't go wrong with a dandelion!!

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  17. A stunning card Tara.....lovely colours.

    Anne

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  18. Absolutely beautiful.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  19. I love this card, the dandilion and floaty bit are beautiful.
    jenjoy x

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  20. Love the stamp and colours you've used. Very elegant card. x

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  21. Such great colours and texture. Its beautiful. Lx

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  22. What a beautiful card! I love how the dandelion seeds come off of the circle and onto the card. Just stunning!

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  23. Just lovely, My Mojo is back. Good luck with your new challenge, I'll definitely try to remember to look in.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  24. I love dandelion heads -great card you've done. Fab colours and love the ripple ribbon.
    Linbyx

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  25. Fab card - lovely colours - I will check out your challenge blog when it goes live - best wishes

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  26. I love how you've matted the image. Such a lovely card...and I'll be checking your new blog out too! Good luck with it.

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  27. Fabulous! Love the way you've captured the dandelion seeds blowing in the breeze.

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  28. Love the layered circles!!!

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  29. This is a beautiful card, the stamp you've used is lovely. Jo x

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  30. Love your colours and the dandelion with the seeds blowing away. x

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  31. Love the dandelion image and how you've mounted it. x

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  32. such a gorgeous card love this image

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  33. Fabulous card, I love the dandelion it's brilliant
    Beryl x

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  34. Beautiful card, love the colours and the punches border, love it all :0) xxx

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  35. Love everthign thing about this..simply beautiful xx

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  36. Such a stunningly beautiful card, could look at this for ages... Got a hankering for a dandelion stamp as i really am loving how they float and create wonderment on any surface...

    One of my favourites from this weeks challenge:-)

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  37. Love all your elements - Nicely Done :O0

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  38. a truly beautiful card! It's got texture and colours. bravo!

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  39. a great card, love the colours.

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  40. Love the ruffle and the dandelion, in fact i love it all!
    Val x

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  41. gorgeous card, love the way you have put the dandelion to one side of the circle. Jose

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  42. Love everything and how you have put it all together

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  43. Aawww....so very pretty! Great idea with the puffs of the dandelion flying away! Lovely! :)

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  44. Love this card and the way you pleated the paper behind the punching
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

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  45. You've made two fab cards with this sketch - this one is particularly lovely! Love the floating seeds carrying on outside the circle!

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  46. Lovely, lovely card I esp like the seeds floating away! :o)

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