Tuesday, 8 November 2011

My participation in the Less is More challenges has been much depleted of late and I really wanted to try and enter some more as the ' little tasks' set DO make me think!
I was determined last Friday that whatever the challenge was (even if it was ACETATE!!!!LOL), I would take part. How Admirable!!!!!!!
By Saturday night when I got round to reading the challenge I was regretting my rash announcement that this week was definitley the one where I would find time............ I mean....... red and ORANGE????????
I am not an 'orange' person- the occasional clementine or satsuma maybe but otherwise orange is not in my colour or taste palette! (and I don't like Tango either!!)
So consequently it has taken me three days to finally come up with something that I thought was passable enough to submit. The other entries are all amazing (-aren't they always???) and these talented people bring out such feelings of inadequacy!!!!
This DL card shape is something of a change for me, but it seemed appropriate for the stamps. The stamp is from Clarity and although I bought it about 3 years ago, this is the first time it's seen any ink!! (Go on, admit it, you've all got 'virgin' stamps in the drawer!!!)
I used Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door Distress Inks and some clear embossing powder. The dark red strip has a velvety texture although this hasn't shown up very well in the pic - I think it's called 'suede paper'. I added a couple of sparkly gems, the sentiment was pc generated and the card base is linen cardstock.  
Other Challenges -
Cards For Men - Christmas Card
Bows n Berries - CAS
   
Thanks for stopping by - have a crafty day wherever you are. 

15 comments:

  1. Fab card and loving that image using the theme colours

    Kathyk

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  2. Oh Viv .. . I think this is fabulous.

    Those crowns look great in orange and the gems set them off a treat.

    Brilliant.

    Love Jules xx

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  3. What a great stamp and love the swirly sentiment :)

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  4. Just think, you never would have made this fab card if it wasn't for us... we must be doing something right!
    This is fab Viv!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  5. Hi Viv
    I love this sooo different .....gorgeous
    Hugs sylvie
    xx

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  6. No need to feel inadequate Viv, this is a fantastic card, you have used the difficult colours very well :o)
    Jackie xx

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  7. You have no reason to feel inadequate here Viv, your card is wonderful and well done on tackling one of those DL cards!! Not my favourite colour combo either but you picked a great image for the shades :)
    Jenny x

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  8. Whats wrong with it like!!! I think its great, and I wanna know how you print a sentiment onto an awkward shaped card, I an only do half A4 lol, so shut up matey your card is fabby!!!!!! xxxx

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  9. Love this card Viv! Perfect sentiment to go with the image!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  10. Perfect card Viv and your post made me laugh, that's exactly my sentiments on ORANGE!!!
    Val x

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  11. A fabulous card and just perfect for this challenge!

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  12. very very elegant, Viv! I love it!

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  13. Great card and crowns are 'bang on trend'! (as they say these days)

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  14. Fab design! Thanks so much for joining us at Bows and Berries CAS challenge!
    Robin

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