Saturday, 5 March 2011

Simply Less is More - Week 5 - Pastels

It's been all quiet on the blog front from me this week as I am suffering from "crafters elbow" or tennis elbow as it is more commonly known.  It's basically from over activity, so mine is definitely craft rather than sports related I can assure you!!   Therefore I have been forced to rest it this week and haven't even opened the craft room door since Monday night which makes for a very stressful atmosphere in our house as I get more and more fed-up and bored!

I've still been managing to check some blogs out on the reader on my phone as I can use it one handed ;-)  And that meant today that I saw the new challenge from Simply Less is More, and I love it so much, and am fed-up on my own today, that I decided to throw caution to the wind and play along - one CAS card can't stress my elbow surely.......

So here's my pastel entry - you can see the others here - http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2011/03/week-5-colour-pastel-colours.html


As I also picked up this months craft stamper today, I whipped the butterfly stamp off the front as I felt it would look lovely in pastels.  I used Versamagic ink in Sage and Perfect Plumaria adding both colours directly to the stamp at once (cleaning any cross contamination from the pink pad with a cotton bud after I've finished).  I added a little Dew Drop Brilliance in Lightning Black to the centre.  I let it dry then cut it by hand and shaped it round a pencil.

I stamped directly onto card with circles from another of the my beloved Elzybels sets - sorry that I keep using something you can't get anymore but they are just perfect for the CAS look.  Again I used the same two colours over the different areas of the two stamps.  I then added two sentiments into the sentiment borders on the top and bottom circle, from the same stamp set again in Lightning Black, and popped the butterfly on a couple of foam pads for a little dimension on the central circle.  I'm really pleased with the overall effect.

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who commented on my SLisM card last week - I had 32 comments - by far the most I've ever received and this is one of the reasons I want to come back and play these challenges every week - there is such a community building up around the site that makes it really unique and enjoyable.  I try to comment on a few cards each day myself but didn't do as many as I'd like last week with my sore elbow.  I really do appreciate your comments though, every single one of them!

Thanks for stopping by and spending your precious time on my little blog...

                          Craftilicious x x

38 comments:

  1. This is very clever use of inking and the effect is super.
    I have suffered a lot from Tennis elbow this year and you really have my sympathy! I couldn't even pick up a cup from the cupboard!
    I hope it gets better really soon.
    Thanks so much for your really kind words about our challenge... you have no idea how happy that makes me!
    See you next time.Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. WOW, was für eine schöne zarte Karte !

    Wunderbar !

    lg Frieda

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  3. Ouch your elbow sounds so painful. nothing stops us crafting usually eh!
    Your card is so understated and beautiful
    Thanks for joining us again
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  4. So elegant and very special xx jan

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  5. Lovely soft colours, Take it easy. x

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  6. Love this card! They are my favourite inks right now, they are soft and delicious!

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  7. great card - and saw this technique too in craft stamper - should have thought to give it a go - well done and hope your elbow is feeling better soon

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  8. Ouch, I have golfers elbow ( I know I`d never heard of it either, trust me to be different)which is the same as tennis but at the other side of the elbow,so I know what you`re going through. Still a little gentle exercise such as crafting is recommended. You have made a beautiful card, the butterfly is gorgeous.
    Lynne xxx

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  9. Sorry about the tennis elbow! Hope it heals soon. LOVE the card! The colors are gorgeous and the design is perfect!

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  10. Very pretty I love the ink marbling
    Hugs Susie Sugar

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  11. It's a lovely card. I love the effect of the split sentiment stamps.

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  12. Gorgeous card, love the butterfly, well done.
    Maureen.........x

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  13. I think this is lovely and love how the circles are matched perfectly.

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  14. Beautiful card Lovely layout.xxx

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  15. Love your layout of your card, very pretty.

    Anne

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  16. Must have been tricky to craft with a sore elbow, but the effort was certainly worth it. This is lovely! The soft colours really suit the design. Hope your elbow's better soon. Lynne x

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  17. such lovely stamping xxx

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  18. Superb card! The colours and layout are glorious. I do hope you didn't suffer too much creating this, and that your elbow gets better very soon. I adore your card.
    Sharon xx

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  19. This is beautiful. I love everything about it: colours, layout, techniques. Well done.

    cheers,
    Malyn

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  20. I just ADORE this card. LOVE the colours and those stamps are wonderful. Shame Elzybells closed isn't it?
    Hugs, Sandra

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  21. I love this card, that butterfly is a good one.

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  22. simply beautiful :) love this card :) x

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  23. Hope your elbow gets better soon. love the way you have used the two inks. x

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  24. Such a beautiful effect you have achieved here. Sorry to hear about your elbow, hope it gets better soon.
    Linbyx

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  25. Hope you take it easy for a little while now! Have been there before and it is quite annoying yet mega painful, you should get extra points for entering this weeks challenge.
    My Craft Stamper butterfly is waiting for me to play and i like how you have coloured yours. Such a stunning and very elegant card.
    GET WELL VERY SOON:-)

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  26. Love your less is more concept...Love this simple card! Please stop by my blog as I have a Stylish Blogger Award waiting for you to pick up:) Congrats!!

    Kim at frenziedfabrications.blogspot.com

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  27. I hope your elbow improves very soon. I too love the sense of community that this challenge is creating. Your card is lovely, you've chosen really beautiful colours and the images are lovely too. Jo x

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  28. love how you have used your ink to get this effect it looks wonderful

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  29. Love the effect of using two inks together. Hope your elbow is fit for crafting again soon! Thanks for visiting my cupboard :-)

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  30. This is so soft and lovely. I love the butterfly.

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  31. So nice to see a trio of circles rather than squares. Very pretty! Warmest wishes, Lesley

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  32. Love the two-tone effect you achieved here and the three circles are very effective. I've had tennis elbow too and it is extraordinary how you can't pick up even a light thing! Best wishes for your recovery.

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  33. Oh no, a crafting injury! Hope it gets better soon, x

    Loving your card, the inks look great together. I just got the new Craft Stamper mag too so will be having a play with that butterfly stamp.

    You should check out those Itty Bitty stamps at http://makethedayspecial.co.uk/, they are great quality and cheap too!

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  34. Gorgeous ...love the colours

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