Saturday, 8 June 2013

Getting a move on with Summer Afternoon

I was brought up short by the Need for Speed theme at Less is More today: Stampin' Up does have a perfect set for this challenge but I swapped mine a couple of weeks ago for a beautiful set called Summer Afternoon depicting lazy days in the garden. While thinking about the challenge over breakfast though I suddenly thought of a way to use Summer Afternoon instead! Come and see:


I thought I could interpret the challenge literally as a NEED for speed and the image I've used is of a very slow-looking, old-fashioned bike, weighed down with a basket of flowers and left propped up there for so long a bunny has come to investigate!


The image was stamped in Basic Grey ink and coloured with markers before masking and inking the border and adding some decorative scoring with my Simply Scored tool. The scoring is hard to see in these photos but here's a close up:


Oh I do love a bit of subtle scoring! The sentiment is from the retiring Easy Events set which I thought was quite amusing paired with the bike image. By the way, do you like the way I remembered that it was one layer week at Less is More this week? YAY!

I used the fabulous sketch from this week's CASe this Sketch challenge, swizzling it round 90 degrees. And I shall also link up with CASology where the cue word is 'Wheels'.

Here's what you'll need for this card
Stamps: Best of Flowers, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake classic inks, stazon black
Card stock: Very Vanilla, watercolour paper
Other: Garden Green, Marina Mist and Rich Razzleberry markers, aqua painter, linen thread, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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Finally, talking of Need for Speed, I am very proud to say that my daughter passed her driving test this week. Her reaction was predictable...


I always tell her that if she had a tail it would be wagging all the time!

Have a lovely weekend!

22 comments:

  1. Really pretty card Vicky-and the embossing finishes it off perfectly-what a fabby take on the sketch-and on the theme,there is nothing like an old fashioned bicycle with a basket is there ? Beats those 500 gear modern bikes every time in my opinion LOL!
    Big well done to your daughter -she certainly does look like the cat that got the cream-and very rightly so :)
    Nessa xx

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  2. Love your card; such a cute bunny... Have a sunny day!

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  3. Lovely card Vicky, so pretty.

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  4. Super LIM card Vicky.

    MANY congrats to your daughter on passing her driving test. So, that's YOUR wheels gone for a while eh?

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  5. Love your card Vicky and great image...congrats to your daughter, its great for them to have the freedom...you will just worry now when she's out on her own for the first time I can remember feeling the same.

    Anne

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  6. Lovely LIM card Vicky! I'm stumped this week - sigh :(

    And what a thrill for your lovely daughter - well done! She looks very like her Mum too :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  7. WOW Vicky ! Isn't it funny that even with the simplest if designs there's always a way to get the wow factor! For me,I think the touch of sky added to just the edge of the card has completed your wonderful design! Congrats to your young driver, my sons still early days with his lessons but I'm sure that he too will be "wagging" one day soon! Have a great weekend! X

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  8. Congrats to your daughter!!!!
    Love this card and that cute bicycle image.
    Lynn

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  9. Vicky congrats to your daughter, my son is up for his next month. Love your card and that sweet bike. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

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  10. You packed so much into this simple little card. Wow! Love the vertical strip of sponged sky. And the positioning of the bike is perfect for arriving late. Congratulations to your daughter!

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  11. Very pretty card Vicky, congrats to your daughter too :) Cathy x

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  12. Great effects on this card Vicky and many congrats to your daughter too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  13. Lovely card Vicky, thats my type of bike:) congrats to your daughter, your worries now begin! Beautiful girl, looks just like her mum:)
    Val x

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  14. Hi Vicky
    Congrats to your Daughter.... Fabulous card as usual....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  15. What a sweet image! I love your subtle embossed detail. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  16. Fab card Vicky, love that bike stamp. Many congrats to your daughter too I bet she was thrilled :) Viv xx

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  17. Beautifully CAS. Congrats to your daughter.
    Linbyx

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  18. Great LIM one layer card, love the bunny.

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  19. Beautiful card Vicky, great stamping and a lovely embossed border.

    Love
    Maarit

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  20. We have both used a similar stamp, great idea for a late card though.
    Congrats to your daughter

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