Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Golden Pocket Silhouettes

I suffered from Less is More withdrawal symptoms over the weekend - I was away and my phone wouldn't load the whole site so I couldn't see the challenge. It was so frustrating - and I'm sure a lot of LiMettes can sympathise! Anyway, it turns out that the challenge is to make a card using the colour gold. I'm obsessed with twinchies at the moment, as seen at the fabulous new challenge site Show us Your Twinchies, so I combined the two challenges to come up with this:


Twinchies are two inch squares of artwork and I've made mine in golden shades combined with gold embossing. It's mounted on a panel of Naturals Ivory card stock embossed with the Elegant bouquet embossing folder and wrapped with twill tape tied up with linen thread. I wanted it to be a burst of colour against a neutral background. Come and have a look at the twinchie itself:


This was supposed to be inspired by a long hot golden afternoon in a meadow but since I was working from an extremely distant memory you'll have to forgive any inaccuracies! The background was sponged with layers of colour before inking directly with the edge of a River Rock ink pad, then the plants were stamped over the top.


The final step was to add gold embossing which you can see more clearly in the photo above.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Autumn Days
Ink: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, River Rock
Card stockNaturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Other: Versamark pad and pen, gold embossing powder, heat tool, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, twill tape, linen thread
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. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Your free brad and ribbon set will be added automatically to any order of £45 or more.


This was the scene at the bottom of our road yesterday morning as the olympic torch came past. My youngest son was given the morning off school to see it so my husband (who is much better in crowds than I am) took him out there. When they returned, my son was full of enthusiasm as always. When he'd gone upstairs to get ready for school, I asked my husband if he'd enjoyed it. He looked at me sideways. "Put it this way," he said, "I'll have forgotten all about it by lunchtime!" Where does my son get his positive attitude from I wonder?!

See you tomorrow,

42 comments:

  1. This really is a work of art, Vicky! Pocket Silhouettes is so versatile. I really miss seeing it in our catalog.

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  2. Hi Vicki! Gorgeous creation as usual! I remember in 2000 (Sydney Olympics) the torch came to Ballarat (where we were living at the time) and we went down to see it being rowed across Lake Wendouree- it was very exciting!

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  3. I love the dry embossed background on your card, Vicky. But your gold embossing on your beautifully stamped Twinchie looks gorgeous! x

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  4. Wow, fabulous Vicky, great to see the embossing so clearly in the last twinchie photo. Laughed about the flame tale - it's here on Wednesday and mass hysteria is setting in. I think I'll just have a lie-in! Di xx

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  5. I think this card is just fabulous - those little works are art are wonderful! Love the photo of the Olympic torch - I am really missing all the build up over here!!

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  6. I love your golden meadow, Vicky! It's beautiful. I've missed the last two LIMs, so I have really been suffering withdrawal. :) ann Y.

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  7. Loving that twinchie. You have really put the gold to good effect and the colours really blend so well. Hugs, Buttons x

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  8. super card love this stamp set and love what you have done with it - stunning best wishes Lesley x

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  9. Love the hightlighted gold embossing on the inchie, hope you get a touch of summer sometime this season!
    When the olympic torch was run in Sydney, we stood on the footpath with a good vantage point and waited and waited, and before we knew it, it had run past and was gone, so can relate to your husband's comment LOL! Helen (Sydney)

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  10. Hi Vicky
    Love your twinchie..... Gorgeous ... Gold embossing ... Looks Fab......
    Enjoy your day !
    Hugs
    Sylvie x

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  11. Just beautiful Vicky, I love the rich colours and the fab gold embossing.

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  12. I love your card!! Everything is great about it.

    Great story about your son. He will remember this for his live probably.

    Marrigje

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  13. Hello Vicky, I love these tiny pieces of art you make and the colours are glorious ! Do you think we'll get any long , hot golden afternoons this year - it's all a bit of a washout here in Worcestershire !!!
    Hugs Jane x

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  14. Flipping Heck that's a good Twinchie and a lovely card made from it! Simply divine inkiness.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  15. This is so lovely. I look at Pocket Silhouetes in the catalogue from time to time, it seems such a versatile set. I love what you've done with it here.

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  16. Stunning,such a beautiful Twinchie thankyou for joining us in our first challenge
    Andrea

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  17. Love your Twinchie and a great card....we've seen the torch as well and 2 of my grandchildren were lucky enough have a picture taken holding it...

    Anne

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  18. Beautiful card Vicky and a fabulously made Twinchie! Love the gold embossing!

    Sarah x

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  19. It is most definitely a golden afternoon in a meadow...stunning! I cannot believe how much dimension you got in 2"!!

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  20. Beautiful twinchie Vicky, thank you for entering into our very first challenge hope to see more in our future challenges, good luck. Zoe xxx

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  21. How can you get so much gorgeousness in such a small space and especially embossing, all those rich colours its just not fair !Fabulous card and such gorgeous warm colours. No one batted an eyelid here when the Olympic torch passed by. We sat in a traffic jam for half an hour to let it pass and there was not even one sightseer very sad !

    Marie

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  22. Gorgeous Twinchie & LIM creations ! Love the embossing & colours.

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  23. And don't you look fab running in your white sports gear! :0) Super twinchie Vicky and a beautiful card, love the twill. xx

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  24. Fabulous card and great blog. just become a follower.

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  25. As fabulous as ever Vicky!
    Love it!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  26. Vicky - this is a miniature work of art! Love it!

    Gill x

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  27. Long hot afternoons ??? Can't remember when we last had one! Beautiful work as ever Vicky, the pocket silhouettes are so versatile. I'm with your husband I'm afraid and couldn't give a toss about the Olympics or the torch.

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  28. Such an elegant card Vicky, I love the twinchie, so pretty! I must have a look at this challenge. Loved your dry wmbossing:)
    Val x

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  29. Hi Vicky, Your twinchie looks gorgeous on your card, the embossing behind gives texture and interest but doesn't overpower, great design! Gay xxx

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  30. These colours are just gorgeous to together and the gold embossing makes it pop! I love the twinchie against the neutral background.

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  31. Love this twinchie, and it's turned into a fab card. Good luck in the challenge.
    Barbara xx
    Show Us Your Twinchies

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  32. Your twinchie is so artsy! It's good mood and drama - I love it!

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  33. Super twinchie A true 'work of art' indeed. Thanks for joining in with our challenge.
    Eileen x

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  34. I love this sweet little scene with its warm touch of gold.
    We can't wait for the Olympics here.

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  35. Gorgeous card Vicky, love that little scene . We( OH and I) are so sick of seeing the olympic torch news now, it's all that seems to be on the tv these days...moan over :) Viv xx

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  36. Stunning twinchie Vicky!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  37. Beautiful card Vicky
    I do love the small decorative square look
    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  38. Hola Vicky, what brilliant and gorgeous work with inks and stamps, you're a great stamper!!!beautiful and elegant card Vicky.
    I wish a good games for England i will be in London for the games:D
    Have a nice week, hugs from the soooo melted island and people

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  39. Your twinchie is divine - a real mini masterpiece. Gold matches the torch too - it looks so similar to it's pass through Sheffield's crowded streets - nice you got sunshine for it too.
    Tara
    x

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  40. Stunning twinchie - great card too! Jo x

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