Saturday, 26 February 2011

Vamp!

I have been enjoying the challenges set by Chrissie and Mandi over at Less is More and when I saw today's I knew what I wanted to do....
this week we had to use 3 squares and I have had these 'vampy' stamps for a long time and I think have used them twice!
However, knowing what you want to do and actually doing it are two completely different things! 
I can honestly say this is the first card  where lots of 'white space' doesn't please me - I am desperate to add something else (have no idea what or where to put it) but I just feel that something is missing! Maybe it's because I just used plain white card instead of my usual textured linen? Think I should have been brave enough to have used a strong colour as the base for the card - but hey ho - I've done it now so I shall (reluctantly) submit it!
Have no idea who made the three stamps - they were a set I bought in a sale somewhere. I coloured them with promarkers, then simply matted them onto dark red then black chevron designed cardstock.
I shamelessly copied the sentiment from a stamp set (I don't own them - they were sent to me by Maureen!)- but the stamped image I had wasn't the right shape so I printed this out on the PC using the nearest 'roaring twenties' style font that I could find.
Am still thinking about an appropriate greeting for the inside - maybe something like - 'Go On - Get Yourself Remembered!'  

38 comments:

Jose said...

Well Viv Im not expert but I dont think it needs any more, its well balanced, and I love the sentiment :)
Jose

Chrissie said...

This is a great card... the only thing that I can think of that would satisfy your desire for just a little something else on this card would be a slightly bolder border around the background. You have chosen a very narrow one and I think just a little broader wold do the trick.
I love the stamps and you have used them so well!
Your idea for the inner sentiment is terrific!
Great to see you again!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Debgem said...

I like this card! The images are beautifully coloured, and I like the stripe. The sentiment is perfect and the font goes so well with the images. Can't think what you would add!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
this is a very nice card ...i know what you mean you want to put something else on ..thats how i feel....the stamps are Hero Arts i think my friend has them
hugs
sylvie
xx

Pauline said...

He he, love this! Fun sentiment and a great image.

Linda said...

I love the pop art feel of your colouring. Well designed card

Anonymous said...

Fab card,love it

Ali x

Linby said...

What a fabulous card - I love it.
Linbyx

Lynne said...

This is fabulous. Love the stamps and adore that sentiment.
Lynne xxx

Laura said...

Great card! I really like the white base card, makes the images stand out really well. Those are great stamps.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW I am loving this card its brilliant, Thanks for dropping by my blog, Hazelxox

Mandi said...

I think you may not like the white space because you have kinda divided the card front with the heavy black. I think it may have pleased you more if one of the matts were white and then placed as separate squares
Having said that I don't think there is too much white!! Also the sentiment may have looked better straight onto the card...all this in my humble opinion of course!
Thank you so much for joining us again Viv
mandi
"Less is More"

Ciara said...

It can be really frustrating when you can't quite figure out what's missing on a card! I think Chrissie is right in suggesting maybe the boarders could be a tad wider. Or you could add some ribbon around the top maybe?

I think it's lovely and quite cheeky too!

xx

Shaz said...

Fabulous card. Just loving the stamp. x

Susan said...

Viv, I know what you mean about feeling like the card is missing something. I think that every time I make a CAS card! LOL! I LOVE these images...and would love to have them. I think I might have draw a solid line as a border about 1/2 inch inside the edge of the card and another line inside that one about 1/8 inch...making a double line border. However...with that being said...it really looks great just like it is!

TAM said...

Images are fabulous - love this card

Netty said...

the card Viv is fab, such great impact. Annette x

Kathyk said...

Its super in its simplicity and I don't think it needs more either. My first attempt at CAS left me thinking more was needed but I've now embraced my inner minimalist!!!

Kathyk

Fiona said...

Great stamps Viv, so different from anything submitted so far. I wasn't happy with mine this week either but like you say, hey ho.
The sentiment(s)are perfect.

Cazro said...

I love your vamp stamps, love the idea of the stamp for the inside. Cazro

Val said...

hi Viv - a lady after my own heart! Love the images and the way you have set them against the textured card.
Hugs
Valxx

Sue said...

hi Viv, i love love love your card, those stamps are fab and i love the sentiment:)

sue
xx

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely card, well done.
Maureen......x

Sue said...

A great card Viv. I love the stamps and you've coloured them beautifully. Sue.x

coops said...

stunning cas card viv.i love the images and fantastic sentiment :D

xx coops xx

Meggymay said...

Great card, love your stamps and the sentiment is Fab.

Sally H said...

fabulous, and I LOVE that sentiment!

Faith A said...

I LOVE this card, and the images, and as for your suggestion for the inside, it's perfect.

Angelnorth said...

They look like Hero Arts to me. Fab card, love the sentiment and your idea for the inside sounds perfect! I like it just as it is, the ladies make enough of a statement, I reckon!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

an excellent witty CAS card :) well done :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card and I just loved the sentiment.....

Anne

Joan said...

Love the vibrant colours you have used and those stamps are great.I struggle with white space too !

Suze Bain said...

Fab stamps and an even fabber sentiment!

Tameko said...

Great card. Love the stamps you used.

Jenny said...

Your card jumped out at me from the blog. the white/black and bright colours are just so graphic and punchy. I really love it..so different x

Anonymous said...

Great card. I have some images similar to these that i haven't even inked up yet. think i might have to get them out and have a play

Aileen said...

It's as if the stamps were meant to be boxed this way. Fab card x

Cherry said...

Those are amazing images which are coloured beautifully. Think the stripe that frames them is very dramatic and goes so well with the sentiment block. Hugs Cherry XXx