Sunday, 12 February 2012

Not happy......

but I decided to share with you anyway!
I have discovered I am deinfitely NOT a stripe person!
Oh the pain and the agony of my poor hurting head................
Here is the source of my anquish -
One Layer and STRIPES????????????????? How much can a body bear... I thought acetate was bad but STRIPES???????
I am putting myself in detention for the production and publication of this week's effort for the Less Is More challenge - and I'll let you into a secret - I wasn't going to show you but Maureen made me....
so brace yourselves - here it is.

Have you ever had an idea that seemed so simple and then when you tried to do it , it develops into the most difficult thing in the world?
Not helped by the teeny weeny fact that I don't posess anything remotely like a striped stamp.. (small detail???)

I vaguely remember seeing something like this on someone else's blog about a year ago - no idea whose blog it was and because my attempt is not as good as I wanted it to be that's probably a good thing as I wouldn't want anyone to think I'd made such a mess of their perfect idea!!!

So back to the stripes... I sat and cut 20 tiny strips from the sticky part of post it notes to create my grid... only took me about an hour! Then I had to position them so they were (reasonably) spaced.
The first three attempts went in the bin -(the ink was too dark, the spaces were too wide, I made a mess of taking off the strips...) and eventually arrived at something which is (just about) passable.
The stripes were done with Brushed Corduroy DI and the vintage car stamp and sentiment was inked with Vintage Sepia Versamark. 

I always think CAS are good for men and I wanted to do a 'man' card as I don't have many in my stash.... but am not sure this card will end up rectifying that or not..... depends on what you all say!!!! (Go on, I can take it.... I think!!!!!)


  1. Oh bless you for taking all that trouble Viv
    I also did stripes with post its but mine ended up in the bin!
    Super card
    Thank you so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Such patience... it really paid off!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. I like it Viv, it's striking, my only comment would be that I may have made the stripy square smaller! Please don't throw anything after all your hard work cutting up the post its:))
    Val x

  4. Tee hee Viv .. .. that often happens to me .. .. the bit about something seeming simple until you try to do it! Especially if I have a brayer in my hand!!

    You certainly get top marks for determination and perseverance .. .. and I think you are being hard on yourself. There is nothing wrong with your card at all!

    Hope you have had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  5. Its a fab card, you shouldn't have been so stressed its great.
    Yvonne x

  6. Yeah I tried the post it route too and it ended up in the bin, but yours is fantastic I thought that you had used a stamp!Think it would be perfect for a male card x

  7. Lovely card & great take on this weeks challenge.
    Sharon x

  8. No, not an easy challenge this week is it? But I don't think there is anything wrong with your card. It'll be perfect for a fella, so hang on to it!
    Sally M x

  9. Your stripes are amazing! What patience.

  10. I see you have joined the new linky followers. I have as well as don't want to loose anyone. Now following you on there. perhaps you will do the ssme for me. Hugs Mrs A.

  11. This is brilliant me likkle mate, and at least you dont have to wonder where to put the mouth lol xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  12. Don't worry Viv, I love stripes enough for both of us. Love your card too :o)
    Jackie xx

  13. oh that´s a wonderful card! Don´t worry about your trouble with the post it´s..
    we all are frustated sometimes!

    That´s creativ life!
    I like your result!

  14. brilliant male card viv.fab image and the stripes look have more patience than i would of had :D

    xx coops xx

  15. Such a rugged card... sorry that you had to go through so much but this is awesome, Viv. A perfect card for a man... how clever to make those stripes out of post its.

    Thanks for the kind words,

    Monica xxx

  16. Your stripes look fab - well done for persevering!

  17. I am not quite sure what you are talking about ... about not being a stripey person ... this card is so cool and just perfect! Late congratulations to you on being the new Home Page Artist, this is so well deserved. Your card is fabulous.

  18. Not easy this week was it Viv, I really struggled too ! you made a great job of this card though, even though it must have taken you ages:) Viv xx

  19. I am with you, Viv, I am not a stripes person. They are just too constricting and unforgiving. My mojo ran away screaming, and my recycling bag soon filled up. I had a go, but now the stripes are out unless they are on beautiful tigers. I admire your determination with those post it notes, and the result is good. Hope the next challenge is less challenging. Have a good week. xx Maggie

  20. Why do the simple ideas always turn out to be a headache. Makes a very striking card though.

  21. I thought about doing my stripes with post-its now I'm glad I didn't! Love what you've ended up with...and it is a perfect card for a guy!

  22. You may not be that happy with this card but some guy will think it's the best!And I don't think it's that bad,but then again I've seen some of my cards!!

  23. Well done you.This is brilliant.xx


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