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Thursday, 5 March 2020

Here for you

Hello crafting friends!

You know, sometimes a very simple card is just exactly what is needed. Come and see:


This card started with that comforting sentiment, which is from MFT's From Me To You. I used my stamping platform to align it on a good thick card base, inking twice to make it nice and black.


The flower and leaves are from Stampin' Up's Hopeful Thoughts. I used Calypso Coral ink for the flower, stamping off on a piece of scrap paper once before stamping it onto the card base above the sentiment. The leaves were added using Mango Melody ink.


I was aiming for a fragile look for my flower.  I chose a flower centre to stamp into the centre using Poppy Parade ink to emphasise the pale petals then added a touch of Calypso Coral ink to the edges of the petals with a blender pen. A tiny pearl finishes the flower.

ACHIEVEMENTS
So pleased this card was chosen in the top 4 at AAA Cards :)


CHALLENGES
I loved the photo inspiration and colour palette at As You See It this week and thought it would work well for a card like this one. I didn't have Grapefruit Grove but went for the closest I could find - Calypso Coral, which I stamped off to make it paler. I'm also linking up with AAA Cards where they want to see Maxi White Space this fortnight, with an optional metallic twist (I may have to create another card for that twist!)



AND IN OTHER NEWS
I don't know what has got into my little golden retriever! She has been making 'aroo' noises across the street when she sees people. Her tail is wagging like mad, and I know she is just saying hello, but if you didn't know dogs you might think she was being wolfish, so I'd really rather she didn't!

What would you think if a golden retriever aroo-ed at you from across the street?

Hugs,

19 comments:

  1. Love the simplicity of your little stamps with gorgeous colours.
    Mmmm about the arooo? If she's wagging her tail, I may come over and say hello. LURVE dogs.
    Faith x

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    1. Thanks Faith! I have to say hello to dogs if I'm out and about without my Eva. Today, a friend and I had a pub lunch and we met a very well-behaved 9 month old red setter called Elvis! x

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  2. Well there is LIM and there is CAS and I have no idea which one this is, but I have to say that it looks brilliant.

    Kath x

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    1. It's definitely maxi white space, whatever else it is! Thanks Kath x

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  3. This is lovely simplicity, Vicky! I'm always amazed at people who have the confidence and skill to create CAS projects. I have such a difficult time leaving well enough alone! But those colours do hold their own in a simple composition and I love the images you've chosen. Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges!

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    1. Thank you for those kind words Heather. I couldn't resist joining in with the challenge - just loved that fragility and the colours.

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  4. Oh MY! That is a SUPER UBER-CAS card and I just LOVE it. Look at all that luscious white space around the delicate flower and the lovely sentiment. Top marks!

    Hug xxx

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    1. Thank you lovely Sarn! TOP marks you say?!!!
      Hug xxx

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  5. I love this elegant CAS card! The bright wee cluster of flower and leaf against the crisp black sentiment and all that lovely white space makes this card superb! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenge this week.

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  6. So pretty and such a simple design! Just delightful! So happy you played with our colors this week!

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    1. You really got me going with your wonderful inspiration photo and colours LeAnne - thanks!

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  7. Oh this is stunning! Such a pretty flower image and all that empty white space just sets it off perfectly. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

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    1. Loved playing along with your maxi white space challenge Jane! Thank you :)

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  8. Simple doesn't make it any less pretty Vicky - I love how each element is so clearly defined. Great block sentiment too - a perfectly CAS card! Catching up on AYSI visitations today - will be back later to catch up on your other latest creations properly! Hugs to you x

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  9. This card is stunning... an excellent use of images and white space! Thanks for playing along with us at AAACards!

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  10. Such a beautiful card! Love all the white space! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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Come and have a chat with me! I'd love to hear what you think :) Vicky x


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