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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• It won't be long before the new annual catalogue is here and to make way for the new items some of our favourites are retiring. Click the links for lists of the STAMPS and ACCESSORIES that are retiring - some at amazing prices! Sale items are never around for long, so contact me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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!