Monday, 23 January 2012


Well Apertures to be a wee bit more precise!
Apertures are the challenge at Less Is More this week. I made this card on Saturday but am sidetracked in making another 'shabby,fancy,vintagey, distressed' creation at the mo and only realised this morning I hadn't posted it!
So in complete contrast to the previous post (and no doubt the next one-LOL) here's a clean and simple card in an attempt to get at least a 6 out of 10 from the Head Girls!

The image is called 'Spring Rain' from DZDoodles.
I separated them and printed the Umbrella onto the front of white linen cardstock. The sentiment was also PC generated.

I used an oval nestie to cut out the aperture positioning it outside the frame of the brolly so that the handle would sit in the centre. It was a bit fiddly cutting round the handle of the brolly and I maybe should have stuck an acetate piece into the 'hole' to give it a bit more strength but hopefully it'll stand up OK the way it is.

I lined up the wellie boots and printed on the inside of the card - there is a 'Get Well Soon' sentiment underneath.
I took the pic of the inside before adding some glossy accents in an attempt to imitate raindrops!

I like CAS cards but have always found them difficult to do - the ideas I have in my head never quite turn out the way I think they will! Temptation is a terrible thing and I deliberately sit at the end of the space well away from the drawers and boxes containing all the embellies when I'm making for LIM - can feel detention looming if my hand strays towards the flower box!!! LOL

I'm also entering this into the One Stop Craft Challenge of 'Under the Weather' this week.

Thanks for dropping by - have a lovely day whatever you're doing - I'm back to the distressing tool and the sewing machine! x 


Fiona said...

You are clever Viv. I am hopeless with computers and wouldn't know where to start. This is brilliant and very original, the raindrops look very effective. You must be very patient to cut out that fiddly handle. Love the shabby card below too.

Kathyk said...

This is simply lovely and your GA's make perfect raindrops


mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Viv, This is brill, I love the brolly handle hanging down, very artistic LOL and the rain looks just perfect, it's a really lovely card, Gay xxx

sassy said...

what a great card matey it hugs sassx

Meggymay said...

A great fun card Viv, love it.
Yvonne x

Crafty_Fairie said...

Stunning design I'm sure this card would make anybody feel better Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week.


Debby said...

Very nice card!

fatmonica said...

Great card-love the wellies!

Faith A said...

So creative, love it.

Chrissie said...

Minimal embellishments are allowed... but this looks just great as it is!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

M said...

This is inspired! Love it! M x

Mandi said...

Super card, well done on that intricate cutting
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Jules said...

Hi Viv

This is great!

Love how you have positioned the brolly.

This would make anyone feel better!!

Love Jules xx

Jackie said...

What a brilliant card, I love it :)
Jackie xx

coops said...

stunning card viv.i love the cas design and brilliant raindrops ;D

xx coops xx

Joey said...

Viv this is a fantastic card and such a fab design. Joey x

Lee said...

WOW,what a Stunning card,really love it,great wellies.Hugs xx

June Nelson said...

Wowser wht a brilliant idea vivvy babe ooh your really getting clever now with apertures and everything lol brilliant xxxxxxxxxxxx

Mrs A. said...

You were very brave cutting round the umbrella handle. One snip and it would have been gone! Looks really effective. Hugs Mrs A.

Angela Weimer said...

A great card. Love the raindrops. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Valerie said...

Very creative Viv and the raindrops are fab!
Val x

Aileen said...

Love the Umbrella sitting above the aperture. Well done on that fiddly cutting out. x