Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Happiness Shared with script

If you subscribe to my blog feed, you may not have received yesterday's post. I do apologise for the disruption - I've been carrying out some maintenance on my site and was alerted to the fact that some people weren't receiving the feed. All should be as normal again now.

The one layer card has come round again at Less is More and the particular challenge this week is to include script in your card - in addition to the sentiment. Funnily enough, I've had the idea for this card in my head for a while so it all came together very quickly. Come and have a look:


I made a mask by stamping the stunning dog rose stamp onto a post it note and cutting it out with my sharp paper snips. The mask was stuck to the card front and I stamped over it with my script image. When the mask was peeled away, I stamped another dog rose in the space left for it - using my stamp-a-majig for accurate positioning.


The flower was coloured with my aquapainter and inks and I love the delicate look it gives. Naturals Ivory takes the ink beautifully but you may need to pop the card under a pile of magazines for a little while if the card stock warps slightly with the water. When the ink was dry, I used a marker to add the yellow stamens that characterise these gorgeous wild roses.


I used a sentiment from Sincere Salutations and I love the way it fits into the shape of the rose.

Here's what you need to make today's card:
STAMPS: Happiness Shared, Sincere Salutations, French Foliage
INK: Basic Grey, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink
CARD STOCK: Naturals Ivory
OTHER: Daffodil Delight marker, aquapainter, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice.
Until the 31st March you can choose a free stamp set or pack of papers as part of the Sale-a-bration promotion - with EVERY £45 you spend. Click here to see all the Sale-a-bration freebies.

On the way back from school yesterday, I was singing an old song 'Wild in the Country' which contains the line 'snakes in the grass are absolutely free'. My son was amused by this and told me he was imagining it to be an advertising campaign: Get your free snake - absolutely free when you purchase any two products! I often think it must be amazing to live inside the head of my son.

I'm very late for Less is More this week but I hope to have a lovely browse and see what everyone's come up with. If you've not tried this challenge before, why not give it a go?

See you tomorrow,

45 comments:

  1. I love the delicate colour of your dog rose, Vicky. All three stamps work so well together...such a great take on the challenge x

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  2. So soft and pretty! Love the coloring and thanks for the tip when the card stock slightly warps! Beautiful card.
    Lynn

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  3. Ahh, so delicate and pretty.

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  4. Oh, this is just BEAUTIFUL! I love the script added with the flower.
    Cheers, Karen

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  5. Beauitful card Vicki! So soft and feminine!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  6. Beautiful card and what lovely stamps..you have coloured your flower beautifully

    Anne

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  7. Hello Vicky

    So soft, serene and gentle, just fabulous.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  8. Beautiful card with a vintage feel; I love the use of the script and it's nice to see this little used stamp showcased. Have a good week !
    Jane x

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  9. This is absolutely beautiful, Vicky, and cleverly put together. Love your son's card from yesterday too, glad I didn't miss it.

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  10. Lovely combination of stamps Vicky, beautifully coloured!
    Val x

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  11. This is gorgeous Vicky, I love the delicate colouring on this beautiful card.

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  12. Beautiful card and I just LOVE that song - I have the 80's version in my head now . .. thanks! xxx

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  13. Beautiful card - love your delicate colouring!

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  14. Beautiful card Vicky. Perhaps you could get your son in the selling of SU - buy two products get a snake free - or maybe not!!!
    M x

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  15. Hola Vicky, gorgeous card, i love the colouring, very soft, beautiful!.
    I think you never will be bored with your son:D, his brain have a continous brainstorming:D.
    A hug from Palma

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  16. This looks so delicate Vicky... super card!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  17. This is so beautiful I love it .Hugs Elaine

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  18. So elegant and pretty, love the combination it works perfectly Karen x

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  19. A truly stunning card, really beautiful x x

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  20. Gorgeous card love the soft colours of the dog rose x

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  21. Hola Vicky, thank you for your comment about my butterfly, I was not to much sure about this proyect for OLW, but now is pos it, thank you Vicky.
    Good afternoon

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  22. Clever masking Vicky, and I remember Bow Wow Wow very well.

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  23. Terrific...of course!
    Love how everything fits together, like a jigsaw puzzle
    Love your son's mind too lol
    Thank you so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  24. Beutiful card, love the delicate colours x

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  25. Hi VVicky
    Fabulous card ...love the delicate colour....not manage LIM this week my mojo has gone ........
    hugs sylviexxx

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  26. There you go again with your wonderful colouring Vicky, the dog rose is truly beautiful and delicate as it should be :0)
    Love how the sentiment fits right into the petals !
    Jenny x

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  27. It's lovely Vicky, so soft and subtle - love how it all comes together :) Sarah xx

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  28. Beautiful card Vicky, your colouring is stunning. Thanks for visiting me.
    Jo x

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  29. Great card again Vicky :) Viv xx

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  30. Beautiful soft delicate colours Vicky, I love this card.
    Lynne xxx

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  31. Love the soft colours and fab stamps, a lovely card :o) Lisa x

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  32. This cardissimply beautiful! Love the soft colors you chose...

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  33. Hi Vicky, thanks for your comments, your card is fabulous, very clever.
    I didn't mean to sound as if I had wasted my money on the stamp, I was really just trying to use something else instead of 'stash' but maybe that was the wrong thing to use, will have to think again.

    Kath x

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  34. Hi Vicky thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words. Love your card and I'm so pleased you described how you masked your flower. I've been doing it the wrong way - stamping the flower on the card first then sticking a post-it note over the top before I overstamped with the text. This sounds a much better way and means the text will probably come out a lot clearer. Thanks for the tip.

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  35. Thanks for your comment Vicky. I love your card - the one layer collage is just perfect. I also adore your brayered blue card.

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  36. Just love that Happiness Shared Vicky. Your card is so elegant.

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  37. Lovely placement and colour Vicki! Great card.

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  38. Hi Vicky!! Your card is just beautiful...simply lovely ...so soft and pretty:)!!

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  39. Vicky, that flower is just gorgeous!! I think I "need" it! LOL! Your card is simply marvelous this week!

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  40. Gorgeous card and so delicately coloured such an elegant beauty.

    Marie

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  41. Another gorgeous card Vicky! Nx

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