Sunday, 14 October 2012

Wings and things

Good morning from sunny Buckingham where I woke up early and thought I'd nip in a bit of crafting before my presence is required! It's one layer card week at Less is More and the theme is Wings - the perfect opportunity to give my new Papaya Collage butterfly a chance to shine I thought! I used a great sketch from a brand new clean and simple challenge called CAS(E) This Sketch too. Come and see:


It was fun to make the background: I stuck a post it note to a piece of scrap card stock and cut five circles in a row with a circle punch. When the punched post it note was peeled away from the card stock it made a mask for me to sponge ink into and over-stamp with some tiny flowers from my Confetti backgrounds set.


The butterfly and sentiment were stamped over the background using a stamp-a-majig for position and I added a couple of rows of pierced holes to link the circles using my fab new piercing template. I took this photo to show you what happens when you hold it up to the light - I love this effect!

Here's the sketch I used. It's lovely to see new CAS challenges turning up in Blogland and I'm sure you'll recognise lots of familiar names on the DT of this one!

While I had everything out, I thought I'd make another one layer card with an oval masked inked background...


... but I got not so much of an ink smudge on it but a whole bunch of ink smeared all over the back! So I cut this bit out and pierced the edges before mounting onto a separate card base - nothing gets wasted in the Crafting Square Metre!

Here's what you'll need for these cards
Stamps: Papaya Collage, Confetti, A Word for You
Ink: More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze
Card stock: Naturals White
Other: Punch - circle or oval, markers, essentials paper piercing pack and tool, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK, France, Deutschland, Nederland or Osterreich. 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 +44 (0) 1280 820593.

We were in Somerset yesterday visiting my father and before we went I inspected the troops to make sure they were looking respectable. "Your hair looks nice," I said to my youngest son. "Thanks!" he said. "I styled it yesterday." When I looked surprised he added: "By accident!" We all burst out laughing. "Did you trip up and fall on the hairbrush?" suggested my daughter.

Thank you for visiting me today - I think this is going to be a popular LiM week and I can't wait to see the variety of things with wings in the gallery! See you soon,

36 comments:

  1. It's a lovely version of the sketch! You've created such a nice background for your beautiful butterfly image - such a nice idea with the pierced holes too!

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  2. Two fab cards Vicky! Love the muted tones, and the clever save!

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  3. Gorgeous cards Vicky particularly love the second one the colours are so warming and love the detail in the corner of the oval .. will have to try this technique :)

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  4. Great cards Vicky! Love your masking technique and your and your paper piercing...

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  5. Two lovely CAS cards VIcky..love that sweet butterfly

    Anne

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  6. This is a real BEAUTY of a card! I ADORE the delicate look and the way you have the pierced holes along the sponged dots. Just the right amount of delicate detail! So glad you played along with us in our first challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch!

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  7. You are so clever my friend, I love this! Hugs ... Carole

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous! I love your style of card Vicky, you always inspire me to 'do better' hugs Karen

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  9. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous wings card... Hopefully will have my new stamps tomorrow as my friends come later tonight....... Oh how exciting...... Hugs sylvie xxxx

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  10. Two beautiful cards Vicky, love the piercing it really adds to the design.
    Val x

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  11. Love that butterfly and the piercing Vicky. Beautiful details as ever. Hugs, Buttons x

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  12. Fabulous cards Vicky, what terrific colour combos.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  13. I love those masked circles and the one pretty butterfly, Vicky! And the oval is even better!

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  14. Both cards are beautifully CAS, Vicky...I love the colours you used! x

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  15. Your sketch card is exsqueezit, Vicky! Dang. Put's me to shame, just plopping my orange dotty circle down four times for my entry. LOL! You give me inspiration!

    (ICYDK, you could also link your brilliant one-layer card up at One Layer Wednesday being hosted this week by Cheryl Emery of A Paperie Journey.)

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  16. Great minds think alike! Fantastic cards! Love the piercing and your colors!

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  17. Great card Vicky...frustrating when you get ink in the wrong place isn't it but you had a good recovery!! lol

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  18. Beautiful cards! Love the butterfly image.
    Great "save" on that one where you got the smudges.....I always saying that working on a white card is like wearing a white pair of pants - it's going to get dirty! LOL! Love these Vicky!
    Lynn

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  19. I like both of your cards! The piercing adds so much interest, and I love how the butterfly picks up the little bits of blue in the circles! NJ!

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  20. You had some great ideas...I like them both!

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  21. Sorry, Vicky, senior moment! As soon as I hit send, I thought, "Wait a sec ..." and then Mister came home from his ride and I am just now back at the computer. Just ignore my second paragraph above. I'm such a Mow Ron!!

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  22. Both cards are awesome and I love the sponging. It really gives it a dreamy quality. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge!

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  23. I love these two - very inspirational and a wonderful combination of colours - so nice to see something different ! Have to have that collage stamp set now !!! Jane x

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  24. Hi Vicky, both cards are gorgeous ! Love your style, it's always so elegant with great inking/stamping techniques. Have a great day, Shirleyx

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  25. Both cards are fab! Love your take on the CAS(E) this Sketch. Great layering of stamps. Love it. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS(E)this Sketch:)

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  26. Two brilliant efforts this week Vicky, love the sponging effect, and agree with you that it's nice to have another CAS challenge. I did a 'wings' card and realised too late it was supposed to be one layer! What an oaf.

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  27. What a fabulous effect...right down to the tiny little flowers! So glad to see yo at CAS(E) this Sketch!

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  28. Fabulous as ever Vicky... Great techniques!
    Suzi B xx

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  29. Vicky...both cards are just brilliant!!! LOVE the first one, but I think the piercing on the second one looks fab too! You really need to share the info about the new piercing tool!! I only have the small SU piercing mat and often times wished it was larger!

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  30. Two stunning cards Vicky. Love the butterfly, and great colour choice. xx

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  31. Very pretty card, Vicky! Great result with the inking. Sue x

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  32. Both gorgeosu Vicky
    Wonderful stamping as ever
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    LIM

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  33. Two lovely cards Vicky. The butterfly looks fab and I love the piercing. x

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  34. Never did piercings look so good ! two beauties and once again you prove what a talented and versatile artist you are, love them both !

    Marie

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  35. Two great cards again Vicky :) Viv xx

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