Saturday, 2 July 2011

Less is More challenge 22 - shades of blue

Oh dear. It's all gone horribly wrong this morning! I got up bright and bushy-tailed to see what the Less is More challenge was and found that it was to make a CAS card using shades of blue. Easy I thought! But what happened after that was this:


NOT the most cleanest and most simple card I've ever made! I could just imagine Chrissie and Mandi pursing their lips and pointing to the naughty step!


I like the clouds though, sponged over a mask of punched circles stuck together! And it's definitely done in shades of blue...

It's no good though I can't convince myself it's okay for this challenge. Back to the drawing board! How about this?


This gorgeous swallow from Notably Ornate was out on my desk and I blinked and here he is flying in with a sparkly flower to cheer me up!


This bird is definitely one of my favourite stamps (yes, I know, I always say that!)


Supplies needed for these cards:
BIRTHDAY CARD:
Stamps: Sail Away, Plane and Simple
Ink: Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Markers, Watercolour pencils
THANK YOU CARD:
Stamps: Notably Ornate, Silhouette Sentiments (hostess set), Plane and Simple
Ink: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Marina Mist
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Markers, basic rhinestones
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Aaaaargh! I've just seen the time! My nice relaxing weekend (holds sides laughing here!) was supposed to start two minutes ago... Thank you for popping in to visit me and I shall be back to have a look at all your creations just a little later. Bye for now,

55 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky
    Two stunners ....still thinking about mine ....i have left you something on my Blog.....
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxx

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  2. I love both your cards Vicky, I was thinking about using the boat stamp as well...back to the drawing board as I could never match your fabulous sponging !!! A xx

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  3. Two lovely cards, well done I just can not get my head around stamping yet.

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  4. I think your first card is suitably CAS still Vicky...I love how the ink continues over the border:)
    The graceful bird is beautiful too :)
    Jenny x

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  5. I love both of these, but the second one is definitely more CAS....

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  6. Loving both of these cards, the background on your boat card is fab and I do like your bird stamp :)

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  7. both cards are stunning Vicky. I love the first one and think it is still CAS. The clouds are amazing.

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  8. Oh my, I think the first card was just fine! Awesome scene (I can't do scenes) and I can just feel the ocean spray on my face, it's so realistic! They are both fabulous in my book!

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  9. Hola Vicky, FANTASTIC CARDS, good job as always.
    the first is beutiful, beutiful, great job with shades.
    a hug from Palma

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  10. Both are great card and defo dont want any limettes visiting the naughty step lol
    Nicky

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  11. Hi Vicky

    I saw your card over at Less Is More and thought I would come take a closer look.

    Both your cards are fabulous, I really like the way you have done the clouds on the first card.

    Michelle :o)

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  12. They are both fabulous Vicky. Love the boat one, so many techniques but then I love the bird one too `cos I`m a sucker for birds. Is your bum numb from the naughty step yet?Lol.
    Lynne xxx

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  13. Love the sea scape, clouds are spectacular.

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  14. Love both cards. The boat card is fab.

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  15. Just love these cards! The inking on the first card is amazing. Great job!

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  16. There is nothing "horribly wrong" here. Both cards are beautiful and the sky sponging in the top one is gorgeous.

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  17. That boat card is utterly fantastic Vicky
    How on earth you created that sun, sky and sea like that I don't know!! But yes, we would have said 'in unison' where's our white space lol
    Your 'proper' entry is as fabulous I love it!

    Thanks as always
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  18. Both are lovely cards :-) but I love the simplicity of your bird card :-)

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  19. Vicky, both cards are fab.The seascape is beautifully done and the bird card has CAS all over it!!!!Brilliant.
    Bev.x

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  20. Both your cards are lovely, you are such a clever stamper, I don't think I've the patience or skills!
    Jo x

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  21. Love both of your cards, Vicky. And, although I love the bird, the masking on your first card is superb. I love how you also got the sunshine just perfect on the water x

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  22. A couple of stunning cards, love your sponging on the first and that bird holding the flower is so sweet!

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  23. Two lovely cards, the bird does look great like that!

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  24. Vicky - these are both super. I just love the boat all at sea and a beautiful blue sky - but, yes, I can hear the "no white space" bit too!! Still stunning!

    The little blue bird is gorgeous!

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  25. I so envy your beautiful stamping - just wish I could do it. I love the bird card - think it's my favourite. xx

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  26. The second one is definitely CAS and the Higher Powers at LiM will be very happy with it. However, I absolutely adore the first card you made! It's just lovely.

    Hugs, Sandra x

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  27. Vicky your sponging is sooo clever !
    Julie x

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  28. Both absolutely gorgeous Vicky! Love the boat and bird stamps... on the wishlist I think! Fab sponging on the first card :o) Lisa x

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  29. Both of your cards are beautiful! I love the simplicity of the bird card. The bird is a great stamp!

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  30. Both of them are super. Hazel x

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  31. Two absolutely fabulous cards.
    Even if the first one doesn't get the thumbs up at least you have a stunning card in your collection.
    The second card fit the bill perfectly and is also a cracker.

    Kath x

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  32. Both brilliant cards Vicky. Your comments about Mandi & Chrissie made me laugh.

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  33. Well I for one think your first one is perfect ! Beautiful sponging stamping and great tones I love love love it. The second one ( very clever use the bird with the flower ( looks like you are trying to curie favour with the bosses lol )

    Marie

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  34. I loved both the cards. Great job.

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  35. I love both, Vicky! I love the way you did the sky on the boat one! Awesome.

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  36. Your sailing boat card is super but I agree, for this challenge the thank you card ticks all the boxes. Absolutely perfect. xx

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  37. Two gorgeous cards, Vicky. I love your sailboat card. I love your sponged clouds and that sailboat is fabulous. The second card is just clean and simple perfection! :) Ann

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  38. Two fab cards but the second one is my favourite, love the simplicity of it!
    Helen x

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  39. Both cards are absolutely beautiful!

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  40. 2 gorgeous cards, love the sponging/masking on the first x

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  41. Both of your cards are just beautiful.

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  42. Vicky, both cards are awesome...but I personally think the first cards is GORGEOUS! It might not "fit" CAS....but it definitely has my vote! LOve it!! My Card

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  43. There you go, both are brilliant and here you are thinking that your first doesn't fit but I think they're fabulous, I lean to the second but only as it has a slightly more CAS look, lovely cards, Gay xxx

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  44. I love them both.The boat stamp is fabulous and I love the bird!

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  45. LOL! I feel like I have had a "rap over the knuckles" from Chrissie & Mandi! They do have a definite criteria for their LIM cards ... but that is totally their call ... seeing it is their challenge!!! And ... I think I might be finally getting it ... lots of 'white' space! Might have a go at this one myself!!! Love both cards ... that boat stamp is on my wish list! Hugs xxxaxx

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  46. I actually love the first card, it could well be a picture. The second is lovely too, and such a great image for the thank you.

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  47. Oh dear am i behind !!!!! love both cards and have struggled on this challenge too Luv Sue x

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  48. Not only did you turn out one beautiful card, you created two fantastic cards! Well done!

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  49. Beautiful cards as usual Vicky,I love the yacht which is the view I've had for the last 5 days in Devon!!
    Val x

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  50. 2 lovely cards. I agree that the 2nd is more a fit for the challenge. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day. Angela

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  51. Both cards are fab, love the cloud effect and your bird bringing a branch as a thank you is super. No naughty step for you I think. Lol!! x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x